Last year I used a project to practice editorial illustration. I would use the rule of '3rd page, 4th Column, Any Newspaper' and respond to whatever story may be on that page that day.
I had a good response from the project and was advised to send the work to The Guardian. The response I had from them was also good but they made a point about my use of pencil and that pencil doesn't print well. So I have decided to take this project on once more in my spare time using the same rules as last time but with a different approach to the drawing.