Ever wondered what it takes to get your work into a magazine? Here’s a hint: brought from phtoshelter and forbes magazine (http://bit.ly/MujZw6)
Apart from that you can nearly go to any editor and magazine’s Director of Photography you will hear the same:
“creative” software filters. – no go
minor post-processing is ok like minimal dodging and burning, black and white, tinting images and cropping.
So even the current trend in photography, is towards filters, don’t expect that editors and directors of photography will jump this trend anytime soon.
If you are doing your own artistic approach, going for fine art, into galleries etc. that's a whole different cup of tea.
Just go out and take some amazing images.