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. We also print Nevada Events & Shows, as well as other special projects.
We feature high-quality photographs showing off the best of Nevada. If you have crisp, well-composed, beautiful photos that relate to subjects we feature, we may be interested in printing them.
PHOTO SUBMISSIONS: We prefer digital submissions. E-mail images to: Art Director Kippy Spilker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the subject and issue date in the subject line, if applicable. We will contact you later if we need the high-resolution version(s). We prefer you send an initial sampling of low-resolution images, and please provide your mailing address. Please edit images down to a small selection of your best shots.
If necessary, mail CDs or thumb drives to:
Attn: Kippy Spilker
401 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701
PAYMENT: Photos are accepted on speculation. Payment is on publication and varies according to the size published:
Cover — $250
Spread (across two pages) — $250
Full Page — $175
3/4 Page — $150
1/2 Page — $125
1/3 Page — $100
1/4 Page — $75
1/6 Page — $50
1/8 Page — $35
Thumbnail — $25
*It is important to note that payment could take up to a month after publication to get processed and mailed to the photographer.
ASSIGNMENTS: We rarely set up assignments with photographers. The best way to keep informed of our photo needs is via our bimonthly e-mail Photo Alert. To receive the Photo Alert, e-mail email@example.com using subject line “Photo Alert.”
Our Nevada Photographers Facebook group is another great outlet, as is our Nevada Photographers Google+ community.
When you’re out shooting, think of how you can get people enjoying Nevada in your photos. Remember, people engaging in activities adds a nice touch.
COPYRIGHT: The magazine purchases First North American Serial Rights. In addition, by submitting your photograph, you grant Nevada Magazine the right to publish, distribute, archive, and otherwise use the photograph in whole or in part in print, electronic, or any other medium and for promotional purposes related to Nevada Magazine and Nevada Magazine‘s products, services, and issue overruns. Nevada Magazine is a division of the Nevada Division of Tourism, which sometimes uses the magazine’s content.
We will keep all CDs and thumb drives for future use unless you tell us otherwise. This allows us to consider your images in the future.
PRINT-READY IMAGES: If we request a high-resolution image of yours, that means we’re considering it for a print publication. Digital images should be 300 dpi, 8.5 inches wide if possible. Please include caption information with all photos. If we have indicated a spread or photo feature, files that are 11 x 17 inches or larger may be required. The magazine reserves the right to crop or edit all images. We accept eps, jpg, and tif files. Images can be sent on a CD, or an FTP site is available. To get FTP submission instructions, please e-mail Art Director Kippy Spilker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some photographers choose to send their files via Dropbox or an Internet service like it.
PHOTO CONTEST: The magazine holds an annual photo contest, the “Great Nevada Picture Hunt.” Look for the entry form and contest rules in the May/June issue each year. The deadline for entries generally falls during the last week of June. The winning photos are featured in the September/October issue and on nevadamagazine.com.
Visions: This department emphasizes outstanding photography with extended captions.
Art Director Kippy Spilker
Mail: Nevada Magazine, 401 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701