is a beautiful, oversized publication that is visually stunning as well
as an informative and enjoyable read. We cover all aspects of sailing,
from learning how to sail in a dinghy to crossing the ocean on a large
cruiser to racing around the buoys against the best sailors in the
world. We typically focus on sailing in places that are realistic
destinations for our readers, but will occasionally feature an
outstanding and unique sailing destination.
Although beautiful destinations are one of the best parts
of cruising, we are first and foremost a sailing magazine, not a travel
magazine. Writers should keep in mind that although the destination is
important, getting to that destination under sail and sailing in that
destination should be the focus of the piece.
Short news stories for Splashes range in length from 100
to 500 words. Features range in length from 1,000 to 3,000 words, but a
story should not be stretched just for the sake of adding more words. SAILING's
readers are experienced sailors, so articles should be written with
that in mind, using proper sailing terminology and avoid undue
explanation of basic sailing jargon.SAILINGdoes not accept poetry, first-time sail experiences, fiction or log-type stories.
Sandalone photo submission is also accepted. Digital files
should be high resolution original raw, tiff or jpegs. Slides, prints
and negatives are not accepted except for historical context. Color
colntact sheets are appreciated.
Because of our trademark large size, SAILINGprides
itself in working with the best photographers in the industry. Although
snapshots are occasionally appropriate with a story, professional
photography is preferred. Writers should have an idea of what kind of
art would be appropriate with an article.
Articles should conform to AP Style. Editors will edit articles to conform to SAILINGMagazine style when it differs from AP Style.
We pay for first-time North American rights. Payment is
after publication and is based on how large and in what format an
article runs, varying $50 to $500 for stories and $50 to $500 for photos
Submissions should be typed in Microsoft Word and may be e-mailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mailed to SAILING Magazine editor, 125 E Main St., P.O. Box 249,
Port Washington, WI 53074. If photos are also being submitted by email,
they should be sent as low-resolution attachments, and under no
circumstances, be embedded in a Microsoft Word document. SAILINGwill not accept PDF stories. Only submit photos via e-mail or ftp upon request. E-mail queries are also accepted.
Include a self-addressed, prepaid envelope if a return is requested.
Please allow up to three months for a response to unsolicited submissions sent either by snail mail or e-mail.