We’re always looking for new writers with something to interesting to say.
However, we hate to waste your time, which is why we ask you to please send proposals or pitches first, rather than completed articles. We’re a collaborative magazine and we want to work with you to ensure that your piece gets published in its finest form.
Send us your ideas. Tell us who you are, what you want to write, draw, or design, and why you think other people would want to read it in 500 words or less.
Please send all proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Proposal: (First and Last Name)." Feel free to include past writing samples, family pictures, or your 3rd grade soccer trophy –anything that you think would impress us.
What We’re Looking For
Pluck Magazine is actively seeking interesting stories about people like you. Coming of age in a time of incredible economic turmoil with uncertain futures and scarce opportunities, we want to hear how you’ve dealt with it and how you’ve overcome it – or not.
Tell us about that dead end minimum wage job you got after graduating from college; what it’s like to struggle as you try to get your band off the ground; how being perpetually under-employed has affected your relationships; what your hopes and fears about the future are; or the reason you left a high-paying job to follow your dreams and vice-versa.
On the other hand, you don’t have to be serious to get published at Pluck. You could also tell us why the city of Tampa Bay is lovely this time of year or why you choose to hold the pickles on your favorite sandwich. The bottom line is if we think it’s interesting and right for our project, there’s a good chance we’ll feature it.
Get creative – we’re not your traditional magazine so unorthodox writing styles, formats, stories, or ideas are more than welcome.
How Much Is Enough
Because we publish on a bi-weekly schedule on the web, we keep our articles to a certain length.
While we pride ourselves in collaboration and set unique guidelines for each writer, our general rule of thumb is that articles should be roughly 500 words for shorter pieces and 1,500 to 2,000 words for long-form pieces.
Don’t take it personally, but your article will be edited for style, clarity, organization, grammar, content, and length. We will preserve your voice, but we strive for excellence and must maintain our own high literary standards. Of course, all edits will be approved by the author before we publish it.
Who Owns What
The full copyright of your article belongs to you, the author/creator. If an interested party contacts us and expresses interest in re-printing your contribution, we will forward their contact information onto you. Writing and contributing to Pluck is a great way to tap into our savvy, global audience, and we want to make sure you get the benefits you deserve from that readership. We do ask, however, that you send us only original, unpublished contributions that have not been used or are scheduled to be used in any other publication, either print or online- we love freshness! Once an article has been published at Pluck, you can re-print it anywhere else, so long as it is credited as "First published in Pluck Magazine, www.pluckmagazine.com."
Proposals and articles can be submitted via email as an attachment to email@example.com. All articles should be in Microsoft Word format.
Deadlines and Publication
We accept content on a rolling basis, so feel free to submit your ideas for an article anytime. We’ll try and use the finished article as soon as possible, but that might mean that it will have to wait until our next issue before it gets published.
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