It might be hard to get to NYC for a shoot with a big fashion magazine, but you can get some tearsheets and modeling work locally by thinking bigger! Think about not just modeling agencies but ad agencies, marketing companies, pr companies that need models as well.
Think about newspapers and magazines based in your hometown or in near by cities.
There are aspiring designers also I would consider looking into contacting from colleges and also fashion events in the city.
Start networking yourself.
Start getting out with the event scene and remember even at a craft fair or beauty show they need models!
Modeling isn't just fashion, so focus on where you can get work... notice a new store coming into town, hair salon, sunglass company... maybe pop in and ask if they need models.