We value quality input.
If you have an interest or expertise in the area of Preparation, self-reliance, survival, homesteading, or ANY area that “fits” with the preparedness lifestyle, we’d like to invite you to share with us. We are always looking for quality content for our publications and blog.
If you think you may have an interest in sharing information (in an article form) for an upcoming issue of PREPARE Magazine, please look over the general parameter information below and submit using the form (at the bottom of this page). We want diverse perspectives on a variety of topics, and are interested in finding individuals who have knowledge in their subject area and are willing to share quality content that will be helpful to our community.
Below are the parameters for consideration. There are several article formats that we use in our publications, so please look over the information to see if you have an interest.
Below are some common questions and perimeters for submitting articles to PREPARE Magazine:
Can I submit more than one article?
- Yes. Each must keep within the perimeters described below but there is no limit to the number or frequency of submissions.
Can I submit an article on more than one topic?
- Yes. Obviously if it is an area of expertise, it lends to your credibility to mention it in the bio, but you are not relegated to one topic/theme only.
What is an article’s maximum length?
- Word limit of 1500 words for most articles. Upon occasion an Featured Article may be more.
Is there a Minimum Length for an article to be considered?
- A Column (Letter to the editor, product or event review, etc) is limited to 250 words. No bio is required.
What about Photos?
- Must be your original photos or royalty free.
- Maximum of three photos per article (no minimum required).
- Minimum of 300 dpi professional grade digital photo.
- Photos to be sent in a separate file. If they need to be placed in the article, you
may submit them within it as they are to be placed (as best our design team can do
it) but they must also come as a separate file.
- Please note, not all photos may be used.
What about Topics or Themes?
Articles can be submitted at any time, on any topic pertaining to Preparedness. Any preparedness, self-sustaining, homesteading, survival, bush-craft, frugal projects, financial independence, re-purposing, off-grid, heritage skill, urban, suburban or rural independence, skill building, or similar topics are permissible to submit at any time.
Each month does have a focused theme – but if you are passionate about a topic, submit it. Each issue does not consist of solely articles that are on the theme. We do, however, notify the all contributors (past & present) of upcoming themes just in case it helps with the writing process. To know a potential upcoming theme/topic focus – you will need to first submit an initial article.
We send out reminders to all contributors of upcoming deadlines and themes once one of their articles has been published.
What are the Types of Articles are submitted?
- General Topic Articles (any topic relating to Preparedness)
- Instructional Articles (how to, methods of, and instruction, etc.)
- Opinion or Theory Articles (less tangible, projections, trends, etc)
- Life Experience Articles (stories of trial and success, life journeys, etc)
- Featured Article (discretion of the editorial staff, theme appropriate)
- Inspirational Articles (Scriptural based, devotionals or lessons to prepare)
- Product Reviews (250 word maximum and most not be sold by author)
- Letters to the Editor (250 word maximum, signature optional no bio required)
- Event Reviews (250 word maximum and not hosted by author)
What are the Submission Deadline Dates?
- Article & Bio submissions can be sent in at any time, but the deadline is ALWAYS the 5th of the month if you hope to get it into the next issue. The 5th of each month must be met to potentially make it into that month’s issue (which is usually released the 25th). For example: To make the September issue, which is released September 25th, an article must be in by September 5th.
What happens once my article is submitted by the deadline?
All articles submitted are subject to editing and reformatting. PREPARE Magazine reserves the ability and right to allocate which articles suit a specific article status (Featured, Instructional, etc.)
Some articles may be best suited for the PREPARE Magazine online blog or specific for the unique content in the printed publication. Not all articles will be used but all will be considered. You will be involved in the process and be made fully aware of the intended use of your article.
The editing staff will check for grammatical error and if the article, as submitted, is a good match for the vision of PREPARE Magazine as a whole. If it is an article that is fear driven or inflammatory, it will likely not make the issue as it does not fit with the vision and mission of PREPARE Magazine.
If either the bio or the article itself was in need of significant editing, you will be sent the rewrite for your approval or suggestions. We do our best to keep the style of the author in this case, but please note we mean no offense if there is a need to edit for clarification. You will have the final say. Please do your best to return reply as soon as possible when asked to proof the edited version. We will not publish an edited article without your permission.
After final review, the editing team will decide for which issue it is best suited. It may work best as an article for a later upcoming issue due to that specific issue’s theme and/or space available. You will be notified if the article is being held for a specific issue’s themed release.
Whatever references the author uses (no links), names shared(no links), or style in which it is written will be solely at the author’s own discretion and are not the responsibility or liability of PREPARE Magazine, the staff, volunteers, sponsors or advertisers.
What is the benefit for me to contribute?
Once approved and published each author will receive:
A bio of 80 words or less with up to 2 links to promote your own preparedness efforts.
Exposure for one full year in the digital archives of the PREPARE Magazine. This reach is not only instantaneous to the thousands currently subscribed but to the future subscribers. To which we see daily growth.**
Potential your article may be in print in the bi-monthly news stand editions (Content limited. Some restrictions may apply).
** This advantage also applies to an advertisement.
If you prefer to advertize or in addition to submitting an article also advertize your business or an event in PREPARE Magazine please visit:
http://www.preparemag.com/advertising/ for examples and to make inquiry.
What can and cannot be within articles?
Please refer to these on a regular basis to keep up with any content advisory issues. Thank you!
- The Author’s name.
- A short & concise title.
- An updated bio if needed of 80 words or less with up to 2 links.
- Only your authentic original material.
POTENTIALLY allowed within an article:
- A link to a product you carry or endorse. Advertisements or links within an article must be approved by PREPARE Magazine and may be removed or altered as needed based on potential conflict with advertizing policies.
What NOT to include within an article:
- Not exact word-for-word duplication from your blog or website (from print is fine)
- No photo that is not of professional quality (300 dpi or higher)
- Nothing that can be construed as producing fear or paranoia.
- No curse words, inflammatory politics, conspiracy theories or references to zombies.
All the best and happy writing.
PREPARE Magazine Editor in Chief
To Submit Your writings for Consideration
Fill out the form below completely. Attach photos and/or your article in a Word Doc Format by clicking the “paper-clip icon” in the body section. You may also email them attached in separate files to: Contributors@PREPAREMag.com