cnvi - 9:13 pm on Sep 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Put a form on your website requesting link partners. Sure you will get some junk link requests but just by opening the door up like this, you will get decent link requests. If you want to improve your chances greater, create relevant link categories on your link partners page to target low hanging fruit in the market segments where you want to get links from. If you decide to use linking software to take the sting out of managing who has requested links with who, publishing, etc, make sure it's editor-based.