Call for submissions

The 2016 edition of Tenkara Magazine is the 3rd volume of our annual publication, and we hope to feature your story in it.
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Outdoor Market: jobTenkara Magazine – Vol. 3

Call for Submissions

The 2016 edition of Tenkara Magazine is the 3rd volume of our annual publication, and we hope to feature your story in it.
The Tenkara Magazine is a collection of inspiring essays and photography that highlight the tenkara lifestyle and show how tenkara’s simplicity can be a tool for a liberating experience in the outdoors.
This volume will include some instructional pieces but will primarily serve to inspire people while continuing to share the tenkara story.
Authors and contributors are compensated for pieces included in the magazine.
Submission Deadline
July 15th, 2015 — Deadline for essay and photography submissions
How to Submit
After reading the guidelines below, please send your submission through the Tenkara Magazine portal here.
Please include the following information with your written submission: full name, mailing address, physical address, email address, headshot, and short bio.
Submission Guidelines
While we try to accommodate as many submissions as possible, not all authors and photographers can be published. If your essay or photograph is not accepted, please understand we consider many things, including available space, thematic content, and novelty of content when making decisions for what to include.
Writing Guidelines
All writing and photography must be of your original creation. You may not submit photos taken by someone else and your submissions may not have been previously published.
Essays should be between 500 and 1500 words. Essays should be submitted as unformatted, double-spaced Word documents.
If you submit photos with your essay, please limit those submissions to your five best photos, and provide captions in a separate Word document, keyed to each image.
Photography Guidelines
Please submit only your best photographs for review.
You must be the photographer and be able to provide a model release if someone’s likeness appears in the photograph. Please see the Author Resources tab on the Tenkara Magazine portal for a model release form you can use to obtain permission from any individuals in your photographs. This form should be included with your submission.
Images should be high resolution and be submitted in .jpeg file format. Please name your image file with your last name.
Authors and photographers are compensated for their writing and photographs. If your submission is accepted, the amount of compensation is based on the length of the essay and/or the quality of the images. Tenkara USA offers a choice of compensation: a check or tenkara gear. The specifics of any offer will be detailed in an author contract delivered upon acceptance of submitted work.
Suggested Topics
We love to see the creative ideas that the tenkara community presents to us for this publication, so please be creative! Tenkara inspires us in so many ways. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Your experience – How has tenkara inspired you in your life?
TENKARA+ another activity – Do you include tenkara with other activities?
Tenkara international – How do you do tenkara in your country?
Tenkara philosophy – What deeper lessons does tenkara teach us?
Tenkara and children – How are the children in your life inspired by tenkara?
Tenkara flies – A step-by-step piece on how to tie your favorite tenkara fly or a story about tenkara fly/flies.
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