Submission Guidelines for Freelance Writers & Photographers
Nashville Paw magazine welcomes writer and photographer submissions throughout the year.
Nashville Paw typically publishes 2 features (1200-3000 words) and several department pieces (350-650 words) each issue.
If you are a writer and would like us to consider your feature idea, please send us a brief query letter outlining your topic, as well as possible interview contacts, any available hi-res images (300dpi saved as jpg files), sidebar ideas and any other relevant information. Please provide a brief bio and a couple of published clips for review. If you do not have any clips, please submit the entire article on spec for review.
If you are interested in writing for one of our regular departments, or would like to be considered for article assignments, please send us a brief letter indicating your writing experience and areas of interest/expertise, a brief bio and a couple of relevant published clips for review. If you do not have any clips, please submit two relevant writing samples between 800-1200 words each for review.
All articles must be submitted in .doc (Word) format as email attachments. We do not accept article submissions via postal mail. Please note that our issue content is decided several months in advance; therefore, please submit seasonal material 6 months ahead of time. Please allow up to eight weeks for a reply to your query.
Writers receive a print byline on the article and in our masthead. Payment is 10 cents per word for print articles and 5 cents per word for online-only articles. Please send all submissions to email@example.com. We do not accept submissions or pitches by phone.
You may download a PDF of our full Writer's Guidelines and Sample Article here.
Nashville Paw features professional photography of adoptable pets on each of our covers, as well as art and photos for use throughout the interior of the magazine. In addition, we are always looking to book photographers to cover our many annual events. While we are not yet able to pay for photography at this time, we do offer advertising and promotional trades. Photographers also receive photo credit byline.
To be considered for cover work, please email your photography resume, a brief bio and a few sample pet photos, along with a link to your portfolio. All images should be sent as email attachments saved at hi-resolution (300dpi) in jpg format.
To submit work to be considered for use in the interior of the magazine, please send up to 5 images as email attachments saved at hi-resolution (300dpi) in jpg format. Please include a brief bio as well as captions for photos and any relevant details about the work.
Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Pet and wildlife photographer Christian Sperka shoots guests at our 2011 Barktoberfest. Photo by Amiee Stubbs.