Submit

  • GET PUBLISHED

    Send all story ideas and inquiries to:

    Steve Bunk
    Managing Editor
    sbunk@idahomagazine.com

    IDAHO magazine
    P.O. Box 586
    Boise, ID 83701-0586

    (208) 336-0653
    (800) 655.0653
    Fax: (208) 336-3098

  • WRITERS

    YES! We actively solicit submissions. We want stories that haven’t been published elsewhere, great stories just waiting to be told.

    Download Writers’ & Photographers’ Guidelines (PDF)

    Share your Idaho with the rest of us. We are always looking for informative, entertaining writing and great photography about Idaho topics. Rather than objective, open-ended reporting, we look for a narrative: a nonfiction story with a definite beginning and end, at least some of which is told in first person. Dig into your memories, bring out your boxes of old photos, brush up on the stories you heard yesterday and the ones you heard as a child. Tell us about your background, your family, your experiences. Sometimes we’ll consider a familiar topic if it is presented from a unique slant. We consider submissions on all topics except religion and politics. We also consider true humorous pieces, but they must be from Idaho, about Idahoans, they must be true stories, and you must name names. On rare occasions we may allow a name to be withheld, but the story must be submitted with the names in order to be considered. We do NOT accept jokes, poetry, or fiction (except for our annual fiction contest).

    Publication Requirements
    After a story has been approved for publication, we MUST have the following items in-house before the story will be scheduled for publication:

    1. The completed story

    2. Accompanying story photos (please do NOT embed digital images in a document; attach them as separate jpg files)

    3. Cutlines for all photos (descriptions of the photos)

    4. Photo credits (name of the photographer and/or institution furnishing the photographs)

    5. Author’s photo and 50± word bio

    Column Word Limit
    100 to 1,000 words

    Feature Article Word Limit
    1,000-3,000 words

    Fictional works and creative nonfiction may be submitted to our annual Fiction Writing Contest, deadline Jan. 31. Be sure all such works are clearly marked as fiction. They should not have been previously published. Science fiction is not eligible for this contest.

    IDAHO magazine buys one-time rights to articles, which may include both print and electronic versions. This does not require the written exchange of copyright from freelancers to the magazine. When we are asked for permission to reprint articles, the requests will be forwarded to the author. We reserve the right to edit and rewrite to comply with our style or space requirements.

    We accept proposals and unsolicited manuscripts. Accepting a manuscript does not guarantee publication. If you want materials returned, include a self-addressed return envelope with appropriate postage. We prefer electronic submissions, and prefer that they be sent in Microsoft Word, if possible. Hard copies must be typed. Do not send an original or sole copy. We are not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photos.

  • PHOTOGRAPHERS

    Some of our best stories come from photographers’ submissions. IDAHO magazine considers photographs that accompany stories submitted for publication. Each issue, the best and most appropriate image submitted is chosen for the cover.

    Download Writers’ & Photographers’ Guidelines (PDF)

    All photos should include a description of the subject matter (names, dates, locations, activities) for captions. They should have the photographer(s) name attached to each photo. If the photo is being loaned by an organization or individual, please list the names so proper credit can be given. Either print or digital copies are acceptable.

    Photography Specs

    • All digital images must be at least 300 dpi and 8″ x 10″
    • Prints must be a minimum of 4″ x 6″
    • We accept high resolution JPG, TIFF or EPS images

  • TOPIC IDEAS

    These are some of the topics we cover:

    history
    cities & towns
    exploration
    education
    humor
    book reviews
    Idaho artists
    Idaho crafts & trades
    Idaho music
    destinations
    Idaho products
    wildlife and flora
    recreation
    photo essays
    personal profiles
    geology
    things to do
    tall tales
    local festivals
    Idaho activities
    discoveries
    Idaho gardens
    true adventures
    road trips
    natural history
    current issues
    geography
    have-to-share items
    Idaho food
    historical notes
    archaeology
    rescues
    noteworthy people
    bygone places
    100-year olds
    . . . and more!

  • EVENT CALENDAR

    Get into IDAHO magazine’s Calendar of Events!

    There’s no such thing as having your information to us too early.

    Download Calendar Submission Guide (PDF)

    Guidelines

    1. Your event MUST take place in Idaho. Ad space is available for events taking place in any other state.

    2. Any event open to the public for a reasonable cost is eligible for a listing on the calendar. We define a “reasonable cost” as something a family could afford to attend with their children. Admission costs need to be under $10 for adults, $5 for children, and things that are free for kids are even better.

    3. More costly events may be considered if they are community projects or fundraisers. Write to Ruby Tanner with inquiries if your event is more costly, but you think it might qualify.

    4. Send ONE-LINE CALENDAR LISTINGS to:

    Calendar Editor
    Les Tanner
    calendar@idahomagazine.com

    Calendar Submission Deadlines
    All event details, contact information and photos are due on or before the fifteenth of the month, two issues prior to publication. Event publication is first-come, first-served. Publication is not guaranteed, because of space limitations.

    Deadline Publication
    JAN 15 MARCH
    FEB 15 APRIL
    MAR 15 MAY
    APR 15 JUNE
    MAY 15 JULY
    JUN 15 AUGUST
    JUL 15 SEPTEMBER
    AUG 15 OCTOBER
    SEP 15 NOVEMBER
    OCT 15 DECEMBER
    NOV 15 JANUARY
    DEC 15 FEBRUARY