Accepts Email Submissions: Yes
Website URL: http://www.boaters.com
Description: boaters.com is a comprehensive powerboating and fishing online magazine.
Editor(s): Valarie Thorpe
Address: 1801 Robert Fulton Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Rights: We purchase all online rights. The writer retains all print rights, and online reprint rights revert back to the writer after one year -- although we do not remove the piece from our archives, writers are free to resell it to other online outlets.
Needs: We are interested in how-to articles that might teach an experienced boater something new; interview-driven features covering both trends in the boating industry and people who have a passion for boating; in-depth current event coverage; and travel pieces that take a unique look at a unique place, yet still emphasize the boating aspect. Our focus is almost exclusively powerboating and fishing. Our audience is made up of experienced boaters.
Length: Full length features should be 800 to 1,000 words. We also run shoter articles of 400 to 500 words, and short-shorts of 250 words (these include new product spotlights, news briefs, etc.).
Art/Photo Needs: Writers may submit original photos in the form of prints, slides or jpeg images to accompany their articles. We will pay an additional fee for any photos used.
Payment: We pay $100 for the online rights for full-length features (800 to 1,000 words); $50 for shorter pieces (approx. 400 to 500 words); and $25 for short-shorts of 250 words (these include new product spotlights, news briefs, etc.). We also pay $10 each for supporting photos used.
How to Submit: Please submit a query via email to Valarie Thorpe (email@example.com) providing as much detail as possible about the suggested article, including the focus, potential interview subjects, a sample lead paragraph or two and availability and description of photographs. Please also include a couple of published writing samples -- URLs to online work are fine, or forward printed clips to: Valarie Thorpe, Solutions Factory, Inc., 1801 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 400, Reston, VA, 20191. Please submit email attachments as Microsoft Word documents, or include all information in the body of the email.
Response Time: We generally respond within 1-2 weeks.
Tips for Writers: Please research the magazine to see the types of articles we run, and to make sure your topic has not been covered already in the same way. Also, please be very specific in your query about what information will be covered in the article, and include as much detail as possible. The more specific and original the query, the more likely we will want to work with that writer!
Sample Copies/Subscription Information: Content may be viewed at http://www.boaters.com.