Submitting Material for Publication
Islands Explorer is the UK's only magazine solely devoted
to exploring the islands of Scotland. It is published bi-monthly
in full colour and is composed of 52 pages.
Description of Magazine,
Content and Character
contains high-quality, in-depth and topical articles about the Scottish
islands. Subject matter is wide-ranging, including
articles on culture, language, environmental issues, archaeology,
history, lifestyles, travel, wildlife and current affairs. Some
articles focus directly on one island or a group while others develop
a theme that links various islands.
have regular sections, which include news from
the Scottish islands, people profiles, places to visit, book and
video / DVD reviews.
articles should beapproximately 1250 words. Book and video / DVD
reviews should be approximately 500 words. However, the
first step is to make contact to see whether a topic is
suitable and required - so do email the
Editor before committing time and efforts to a task.
of articles, photographs and drawings
qualities that matter in effective writing, according to Joseph
Conrad, are clarity, simplicity and
material for Scottish Islands Explorer, please heed the
Three A's Advice. Copy should have an academic
element by projecting an informative approach. It should be accessible
in the sense of being readable and it should address an audience
that may not be expert, but which has a basic awareness of the Scottish
should be in single-spaced Arial 12 and have paragraphs of about
five lines in length. The latter translates on the printed page
into a item that has pace.
photography, maps and drawings may be
included, although we reserve the right to substitute our own photographic
material.. We prefer JPEG/TIFF/PDF files either e.mailed or on a
CD, but we can also deal with high quality photographic prints
if necessary. Digital pictures should be 300 dpi and CMYK format,
landscape size approx. 210mm x 150mm, portrait size approx. 300
Islands Explorer is published on the 18th day of alternate
months (February, April, June, August, October, and December). The
deadline for the submission of articles is four
weeks prior to publication date.
Payment is currently set at 5p per published word and £5 per published photograph.
For further information or to discuss your project, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org