Coastal Elegance & Wealth
1075 Central Ave.
Naples, FL 34102
Email dwlindley - at - naplesnews.com
Daniel Lindley, Editor
Pays $350 for features; $250 for departments.
Writers’ Guidelines for Coastal Elegance & Wealth magazine
Coastal Elegance & Wealth is a regional lifestyle magazine published by the Naples Daily News in Naples, Florida. The magazine circulates to about 32,000 high-income households, mainly in Southwest Florida.
We strive to publish the highest-quality writing and photography, in line with the expectations of our audience, which is wealthy, well educated, well traveled and sophisticated.
We publish monthly through Florida’s season (October through April) and quarterly in the off-season (July). Each issue has a theme relating to our region and readers. Many of the stories relate to an issue’s particular theme, although we also run stories in each issue not directly related to its theme. Here’s our typical editorial calendar:
October: Food & Wine
November: The Arts
December: The Season (i.e. the holiday season, and the high season in Southwest Florida)
January: Homes & Gardens
We’re always looking for well-written, informative feature stories related to Southwest Florida. It’s best to submit a well-written query letter of a page or so that sums up the story and your approach, rather than a completed article. If we like your idea and think that you can write a good story, we’ll give you an assignment with instructions. Most of our feature stories run 1,000 to 4,000 words. We pay $350 per feature upon acceptance, for all rights, electronic and print.
We also sometimes look for contributions to our Traveler department, which consists of travel stories about unusual, high-end or beautiful places in the United States or abroad. These usually run 750 to 1,500 words. Pay is $250 upon acceptance, for all rights, electronic and print.
Finally, we often look for photographic submissions with long captions for our Parting Shot department, in which we seek to run a humorous/unusual/stunning photograph with a suitable caption. Pay is $250 upon acceptance; rights are negotiable. We prefer to look at low-res, electronic images first. DO NOT SEND SLIDES OR PRINTS; WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THEIR RETURN.
We prefer to receive queries via e-mail. You may e-mail the editor, Daniel Lindley, at dwlindley - at - naplesnews.com. You may also mail queries to the editor at 1075 Central Ave., Naples, FL 34102.
It’s a good idea, before you query, to read the magazine so that you can get an idea of our style and content. You may purchase individual copies for $3.95 from the Naples Daily News at 1075 Central Ave., Naples, FL 34102; or visit our Web site, www.ceandw.com