Susquehanna Life Magazine Submission Guidelines
Susquehanna Life is a quarterly, four-color, glossy feature-oriented publication with an active, upscale audience evenly divided between males and females ages 38+.
Articles take a unique and positive look at a variety of aspects of life in Central Pennsylvania and provide readers with information about places to go, things to do and history. We strive to provide information that is unique and unusual. The most frequent compliment we receive from readers: “I’ve lived here all my life and I never knew that until I read it in Susquehanna Life magazine.”
Columns and Departments: Profile (of a person, place or thing); Adventures in Sports; Tell Us Your Story; Back to Nature; Planning for the Future; Community Focus; Just for Fun; Downtowns; History; Historic Preservation; The Environment; Explore; Outdoor Recreation; and more. The Business Life section focuses on the region’s business climate with columns and features about all aspects of running a business for our business owner/manager readership.
Familiarity with the magazine is a must. Don’t query on topics we’ve already covered! No topic is off limits, as long as it is interesting, positive, unique and centers in or around our circulation area. A large percentage of SL subscribers are Pennsylvania residents, but the magazine is also read by visitors to the region, people thinking of relocating or retiring here, and former residents.
Circulation Area: 27 PA counties in the middle slice of the state, north to the New York border, south to the Maryland border, west to State College (Centre County) and east to Lancaster.
Publication Dates – First week of March (spring); First week of June (summer); First week of September (fall); Second week of November (winter). Query or submit articles four-six months in advance of publication date.
Article guidelines: Queries or full-length manuscripts accepted via mail or email (ericasusquehannalife(at)gmail.com). No telephone queries. Enclose a SASE. Final submissions: via email as an attachment in Word format, in Times Roman 12 point type, with no formatting codes). Payment: Within 2 weeks of publication: full-length articles (approx. 850 words): $75-$150
Photography guidelines: High-quality existing original photography: $20 each; On assignment - $40/hour with maximum of 2 ½ hours per shoot; existing photos used for cover $100-$150. Sample Copy: $4.95 + $2.75 postage.
Susquehanna Life magazine buys all publication rights for a period of one year and the right to use articles and photographs on our Web site and in any retrospective publications we may publish in the future.
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