Of the hundreds of articles I have had published, only a handful were not illustrated with my pictures. Whether the words sold the pictures or the pictures sold the words is impossible to determine but it seems obvious that a package offered to an editor must make his or her job easier if they do not have to seek pictures to illustrate the words. There is, of course, the proviso that the subject of the article is what they want and the words and pictures are up to scratch.
If you are wanting to make some sort of cash return on the investment you have made in your photography, perhaps you should consider adding words to your pictures. For just a further investment of a tiny $A2-50 this e-book could help you get more of your photographs published and paid for.
To order, go to https://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/shop/books/landscape-format-pdf-e-books/put-words-with-your-pictures-in-pdf-format/ The e-book will be sent to you electronically once your payment has been confirmed. You will receive an e-mail with details of how to access the file. You will need the Acrobat Reader (available free from https://get.adobe.com/reader/) to read this e-book.