looking for positive, human interest stories that appeal to an audience of
horsepeople, ranchers, seniors, and folks who live in the West. Pieces may
include profiles of unusual people or animals, history, humor, anecdotes,
coverage of regional events and new products. We occasionally excerpt books by
regional authors. We aren't looking for many "how to" or training
articles, and are not currently looking at any fiction. We sometimes run cowboy
poetry, and we always need clean jokes and short humorous pieces with a western
articles generally run between 500-2,000 words in length. Fillers should run
about 100-500 words. Cowboy poetry should be no more than 4-5 stanzas.
submit articles typed and double-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11 paper.
first serial rights, one-time rights, as well as some reprint rights, if material
has NOT been published in a competing publication in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming,
Washington, Oregon, Colorado, or Utah.
photos of Western scenes and people. Photos accompanying articles may be either
black-and-white or color (as long as the contrasts are good). We also need
humorous and action shots from various events in the northern Rockies. Send only
photos (no slides, contact sheets or negatives).
on publication. Written material pays approximately $30 per 1,000 words. Photos
pay $5.00 per photo.
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