Alaska Life Publishing LLC is always looking for talented, experienced freelance writers to enhance our lifestyles magazines and websites. Our general goal is to have a good mix of lively, fresh and substantive stories of interest to our local audiences. If you think you can help us do that, then read on.
ABOUT ALASKA HOME MAGAZINE
ALASKA HOME is the state’s premier home and lifestyle magazine. Published quarterly, each issue is packed with innovative home and garden ideas and resources. Our readers enjoy inspiring articles in the areas of architecture, remodeling, decorating, home furnishings, art, outdoor living, gardening & landscaping, food and wine, entertaining and much more. Because people pick up ALASKA HOME to learn more about local home and garden resources, we rarely publish stories that aren't directly connected to what's happening right here in Alaska.
ADVICE TO NEW WRITERS
Typically, we only give out story assignments to writers that have worked with us previously. In other words, please don't email us saying, "I want to write for you, please give me an assignment." Rather, send us a query letter with an idea for a specific article you'd like to write.
It would be helpful to read a few back issues of ALASKA HOME to get a feel for our editorial content and style of writing. We receive queries and submissions frequently of a topic, genre or style that doesn't even come close to matching our magazine. We will take much more notice if it is clear that you know our publication and can consider what our readers are interested in.
We welcome story pitches, especially from local freelancers. These queries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not accept pitches through the mail or fax. Simultaneous queries are acceptable.
Your query should include:
• What is the central theme or angle of the story? What is your strategy for writing the story and the proposed sources?
• What will the word length of the completed piece be (approximately)? (In general, articles should be between 300 and 1100 words in length.)
• If you have not written for us before, include 2-3 writing samples along with your query. Links to online stories are preferable, but PDFs are ok too.
• Include your full mailing address, phone number and email address.
Due to the high volume of queries/submissions and frequencies of our publications, our response time can take several weeks. Often we consider story ideas for several issues and may delay the publication of some stories for seasonal reasons. However, if you do not hear from us after 3 months of your submission, it is safe to assume that we have decided to pass. Please feel free to pitch us a new idea. If your query/submission is accepted, we will email you an acceptance letter that specifies deadline, word count and writer’s fee.
With the exception of reprints, we purchase all rights to articles, including the option to republish articles in special editions or post them online at the publication’s website. (If you do not want your article to appear on our web site, do not submit it to our magazine.)
Payment is negotiated per piece and depends on the complexity of subject, the length of the article and the writer’s level of professional experience and/or track record writing for our publication. For original articles, we generally pay $75-$200.
If your submission is accepted, you should submit an invoice (within an email is fine) that includes name, address, phone number, name of story and payment amount. Payment shall be due within 30 days after the print date of the publication.
All submissions are subject to editorial review and approval by ALP and may be edited for grammar, clarity, brevity and tone. If major revisions are needed, you will be contacted. For reprints, local content/comments may be added. We reserve the right to reject an article at any stage before publication.