Thank you for your interest in writing for Southern Roots Magazine. All query letters should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with Query in the subject line.
STORIES/ARTICLES: Southern Roots is about 50% freelance. History, heritage and culture are our main topics, but we also accept submissions on southern communities and the people that make them successful. We love historical fiction, poetry and essays related to history, heritage and culture. Query letters should clearly state the topic of your proposed project and your qualifications to write on this topic. We do consider full manuscripts targeting Southern life and the delights, highlights and unexpected surprises of rural living. We consider articles that fit well into our regular Departments or can serve as a special feature on culture, travel, social commentary, education, art, business, family and home and garden. If we are interested in your query, we will contact you. If we reject your query, we will explain why through email. We cannot discuss queries over the phone, the exception being that we are interested in the query and need more information. Southern Roots is a small publication, but believes in paying its contributors. It pays a $10 for each accepted submission, except for poetry, which is $5 per poem, within 30 days after publication. Southern Roots does accept reprints if same qualify under the submission guidelines. However, there is no payment for reprints. We look forward to hearing from you.
Southern Roots is interested in photographs with unique perspectives on people, communities, events, outdoor interests, including wildlife, landscape, close-ups, nature, adventure and scenic travel. Photographs accepted for Southern Roots’ ”Hidden Gems” section of the magazine will also be archived on the website.We cannot return mail or photos, so please make a copy before you submit. To email photos, attach them as high-resolution JPG files (at least 1800 X 1200 pixels or 1 MB file size) and provide caption information for each photo and send email@example.com, with Photo Submission in the subject line. What would Southern Roots readers like to know about your photo and why this photo is special? Please provide a link to your website for readers to view your work. Southern Roots pays $10 within 30 days after publication. Southern Roots does accept reprints if same qualify under the submission guidelines. However, there is no payment for reprints. We look forward to hearing from you.
We love unique perspectives!