Submission Guidelines for Freelance Writers & Photographers

Nashville Paw Magazine welcomes writer and photographer submissions throughout the year. As we are a free community publication and a labor of love, we regret that we are unable to pay at this time. However, we do offer all contributors a nice byline in the magazine as well as listing in our masthead, and regular contributors are featured on our website. Contributing to Nashville Paw is a wonderful opportunity for new and established writers and photographers to gain additional published clips while helping the animals of our community!

Writer's Guidelines

Nashville Paw publishes, on average, 2-3 feature stories (1000-3000 words) and several shorter department pieces (350-700 words) each issue.

If you are a writer and would like us to consider your article or feature story 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 400-800 words each for review.

All articles must be submitted in 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. Please allow up to eight weeks for a reply to your query.

Writers receive a print byline. Please send all submissions to .

Photographer’s Guidelines

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.

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.

By submitting material to Nashville Paw, you grant Nashville Paw the right to use submitted photos in print, online or via email.  Photographers will receive photo credit. Please send all submissions to .