Submission Guidelines for Freelance Writers & Photographers
Nashville Paw magazine welcomes writer and photographer submissions throughout the year.
Nashville Paw typically publishes the following types of editorial each issue: 4-page cover feature (2000 - 2700 words), 2-page mini-features (800 words) and department pieces (400 - 700 words).
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 varies based on writer experience and assignment. Please send all submissions to email@example.com. We do not accept submissions or pitches by phone.
Before submitting to Nashville Paw, please browse our issues for the past year or so to ensure that you do not pitch a topic we have already run. We are always looking for fresh ideas that cover the pet lifestyle, health and wellness, animal welfare and more.
Before writing for Nashville Paw, please download the PDF documents below in order to familiarize yourself with our tone and style:
Writer's Guidelines + Style Sheet
Sample Feature: "Restoring America's Treasures"
Nashville Paw features professional photography on each of our covers, as editorial photography throughout the interior of the magazine. In addition, we are always looking to book photographers to cover our many annual events. Photographers receive a print byline on the article/cover photos and in our masthead. We often barter photography for advertising space, but also offer payment, which varies based on photographer's experience and the assignment.
To be considered for assignment work, please email your photography resume, a brief bio and a few sample pet photos, along with a link to your portfolio and images.
Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.