Writers’ Guidelines for Tucson Guide, Tucson Home Magazine and Valley Guide
Our publications are targeted to specific audiences. The best way for you to know if your story idea is appropriate is to read our magazines. Visit www.maddenmedia.com to find our more about them.
It is necessary for editors to review samples of your writing. Please send us clips of previously published work (photocopies are acceptable) with a cover letter. Include the name of the publication in which the work appeared, publishing company, and date of publication. Send clips to Editoral Department, Madden Media. 1650 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Ste. 100, Tucson, Az. 85719.
For feature stories, please send a specific story proposal- including the topic, an outline of the story’s scope, the angle from which you will approach the subject, and porposed sources. You should also consider in your proposal how the story will complement the magazine’s content. Be brief. Send your qluery to the editor of the magazine dfor which you are interested in writing. For Tucson Home, send e-mail queries to sarah Burton (email@example.com). And for Tucson Guide, e-mail queries can be sent to Jeff Atwell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Queries may also be sent to Editorial Department, Madden Media, 1650 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Ste. 100, tucson, Az. 85719.
Due to the high volume of submissions and varied frequencies of publication, our response time can take as long as several months. Often we consider story ideas for several issues and may delay the publication of some stories for seasonal reasons.
Feature stories usually range in length from 1,200 to 2,000 words. We sometimes run short features- around 500 or 600 words.
You will be given a deadline at the time we assign your story. You will usuall have between four and six weeks to complete your work.
Madden Media pays the agreed-upon fee within 30 days of acceptance. Payment ranges in amount depending on the writer’s experience, the type of work, the publication in which the story is schduled to appear.