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Nevada Magazine is the official state tourism magazine. Since the publication first appeared in 1936, readers have relied on Nevada Magazine for informative and entertaining features on the Silver State. Readers are active travelers and Nevada enthusiasts.
QUERIES: We prefer a well-written query or outline with specific story elements before we receive the actual story. Write, e-mail, or call us if you have a story idea that you think might work. Nevada Magazine is produced only six times a year, so stories can take a long time to develop. Please be patient. A sample copy of the magazine is available by request.
STORIES/PAYMENT: Stories are accepted on speculation. Most stories range from 500 to 1,500 words. Payment — generally 25 to 35 cents per word — is on publication and varies with article length and quality. We prefer to establish a flat rate of $250 or less with writers if possible. For Web stories published on nevadamagazine.com, we pay a flat rate of $100 or $200 depending on the assignment. Nevada Magazine does not pay expenses (travel costs, etc.). It is important to note that payment could take up to a month after publication to get processed and mailed to the writer.
When your story is tentatively approved for publication, manuscripts should be sent via e-mail. Stories should include a suggested title and byline. Your name, address, phone number(s), and e-mail address should be at the top of the story. Electronic documents and hard-copy stories should be double-spaced.
For printed stories, the magazine buys first North American rights, as well as the right to publish, distribute, archive, and otherwise use the material in whole or in part in print, electronic, or any other media, and for promotional purposes related to Nevada Magazine’s publications and services.
DEVELOPING STORY IDEAS: When developing your ideas, please consider Nevada Magazine’s structure and format. The magazine’s format includes the following:
Any interesting Nevada story that rises to the level of a feature story. These are longer and more in-depth than stories that appear in our Departments. Due to budget constraints, these are usually written in-house.
The latest Nevada news (200 words or less).
This section emphasizes outstanding photography with extended captions.
Features destination stories for Nevada’s bigger cities, such as Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City.
Features destination stories for Nevada’s rural towns and regions.
Usually stories centered on food and drink, such as new or interesting restaurants, wine stores, or coffee houses, or chef spotlights. Including a recipe is a nice touch.
Profiles on and Q&As with interesting individuals or groups that have had a positive, profound impact on Nevada.
Nevada’s incredible diversity of animal life — in most cases, the text is provided by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (less than 500 words).
Celebrating the Silver State’s past.
Events & Shows (includes statewide listings of events and shows)
Spotlights: Features (500-1,000 words) on events, shows, or individual performers.
Mail: Nevada Magazine, 401 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701