CONTRIBUTOR GUIDELINES

BRAND NEW starts with Fall Issues 2017

CANADIAN OUTDOORSMAN Magazine, celebrates the multi-faceted angling and hunting experience from East to Western Canada, sharing with our readers the excitement, the awe and the challenges of life in the outdoors. We strive to provide our readers with accurate, informative, useful and entertaining reading in a Digital magazine that can be enjoyed and shared on your tablet, or desktop, or even your laptop. To achieve this goal, we rely on the participation of contributing writers throughout Canada.

We publish articles that share the outdoor experience and we publish articles which address controversial subjects of relevance to the anglers and hunters within our country. As such, we depend on our writers to be passionately knowledgeable about their subject, to be compelling in their approach and well-grounded in their understanding. Among our contributors are award-winning outdoor writers and photographers, but our doors are also open to beginning writers who share that passion and are willing to lean on our experienced editorial staff for guidance.

FEATURE ARTICLES: A full length feature typically runs 1,500 to 2000 words with a minimum of 6 high resolution photos.

COLUMNS: Are ideally, 700-words on various aspects, including Fishing, Fly Fishing & Tying, Shooting, Archery, and Hunting Dogs. These should be accompanied with a minimum of 3 photos to choose from.

Contributors are urged to contact Mr. Doug Smith at highvelocitymedia1@shaw.ca with queries and article ideas. These should consist of a summary of the proposed article, the angle you intend to take and a clear idea of the point of the article. Keep the queries short and to the point; a paragraph should be plenty. A small but representative selection of low-resolution thumbnails is always useful to convince us of the article’s merit. Multiple article queries are accepted and we will make every effort to respond to your proposals within two weeks.

Submissions must be accompanied with a selection of sharp images that illustrate the subject discussed, the surrounding where the article takes place, the equipment used and the object of the article—the fish sought, the fish caught in a an angling article or the game hunted and the game tagged in a hunting piece.

Acceptance is dependent on the subject of the article, on the timeliness of the proposal and on the originality of its premise. Payment is made no more 30 days after the magazine is uploaded to its website.


STYLE

Canadian Outdoorsman Magazine, and it’s special editions are proudly Canadian magazines. As such, we refer to and insist on the Canadian Press Stylebook conventions. In part, that means we spell certain words (centre, odour, flavour, for instance) differently than our colourful (not colorful) neighbours (not neighbors) to the south. Our copy editor would be forever grateful if you could adopt that style in your submissions; saves the time-consuming task of combing through the text changing everything to CP style.

As far as numbers are concerned, we spell out those from zero to and including nine, and express number from and including 10 in numerals.
Please submit your queries and articles unadorned with font changes, bolds, italic and other attention-getting formatting.

PHOTOS

We depend on our contributors to provide supporting photos and a well-rounded photo package is critical to the acceptance of an article for Canadian Outdoorsman Magazine and its Special editions. The package should, of course, include a photo of the fish or game taken, but kindly compose the picture with as much respect for your quarry as possible. Blood and gore are out, photos of fish held up by the gills or dangling off the end of a gaff will not be used, nor will game dripping blood off the back of a pickup truck. In taking photos for the article try to tell the story in pictures, illustrating the techniques and incidents discussed in the text. The reader should get a sense of being there, experiencing the sights and events as well as the points made in the text.

All photo submissions should be in the form of high-resolution, sharp and clear digital images. These can be transmitted as attachments to the text file or—preferably--uploaded to one of several image hosting sites (such as wetransfer) from which our art department can select the images to go with article. If you have any questions about this process, feel free to contact us.

Photographers note: We are always in the market for cover photos. These must be in high resolution, vertical (portrait) format showing some aspect of the outdoors pertinent to a particular issue. Please discuss with the Editor and provide low-resolution thumbnails prior to submitting.

PAYMENT FOR ARTICLES

Canadian Outdoorsman Magazine and its special editions pay $150.00 for a column article/photo package, which includes three photos, $250.00 for a feature article package which includes at least six images to illustrate the premise of the feature. Please indicate upon submission if this editorial is an editorial that has been run by anyone else. Payment is due and payable no more than 30 days after the magazine is uploaded to its appropriate website.

USAGE RIGHTS

Canadian Outdoorsman Magazine and its special edition buys first time North American rights, but may on occasion be willing to buy reprint rights on previously published articles, provided the author indicate at the time of query where and when the article or articles was/were published.

SUBMISSIONS

Please note that we frown on multiple submissions in which article proposals and especially finished articles are submitted to us and as well as other publications at the same time.



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