Wonderful West Virginia accepts articles from experienced
freelance writers on a variety of topics, including state history, wildlife and
nature, cultural heritage, special places and attractions, and interesting
people. Feature articles are approximately 1,500 words in length. Payment is
$150 per article upon publication. We prefer to receive a story proposal with a
query, but we also assign topics to writers. Stories are often accepted a year
or more in advance of publication. Once a story is assigned, a style guide will
be provided for freelancers. Please note: we do not publish poetry in Wonderful West Virginia.
you are interested in writing for Wonderful
West Virginia, please send a cover letter describing your
experience, resume, a story proposal, and 3 to 5 published writing clips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Microsoft Word attachment to an e-mail is preferred. Please send to email@example.com.
you are not interested in writing a story but wish to pass along an idea for a
story, you may send your idea to either of the addresses above. Please send
contact information for your story idea.
regret that due to the large number of queries we receive, we cannot reply
personally to each one. We will contact writers whose queries we wish to
pursue. We appreciate your interest and look forward to considering your work
We are always looking for high-quality photos and talented West
Virginia photographers. Here are a few qualifications we have for photo
photos must have a resolution size of at least 8x10 @ 300 dpi.
film photos, we have a new policy of accepting only high-resolution scans (at
least of 8x10 @ 300 dpi) of slide photographs. If you do not have a slide
scanner, most photo shops will scan your photos and save them to a CD for a
small fee. This method of submitting photos protects your original work and
saves the postage of FedExing original transparencies.
note that we cannot accept or return snapshots!
not pay for photos except on the infrequent occasions that we make specific
freelance assignments or purchase stock photography. Our small budget does not
permit us to purchase photos, and we are fortunate to have quite a few talented
photographers who are willing to donate their work to the magazine. What we do
have to offer photographers is a free listing of their Web sites or phone
numbers in exchange for letting us use their work. Many photographers have sold
photographs as a result of being published in Wonderful West Virginia.
you find this agreeable and your photos meet the requirements listed above,
please email a small selection of jpeg images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or,
if you have a Web site or online portfolio, simply e-mail us the link. Please
include your name and contact information in the e-mail. If your Internet
connection is too slow to send large files, you may mail a CD of images to:
West Virginia Magazine
ATTN: Carla Witt Ford
Beechurst Ave, 14 A; Morgantown, WV 26505
All photographs submitted are the property of the photographer or other copyright holder. Wonderful West Virginia magazine is granted First North American Serial Rights as well as First
Electronic Rights to use copies of the images in both its press and electronic publications, as well as on this website.
**Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we regret that we cannot respond to each one personally**