Bassmaster

The official publication for members of BASS, this magazine covers freshwater bass fishing—largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, redeye and shoal bass. Geared toward beginning, intermediate and advanced fishermen alike, specialized techniques and jargon should be explained sufficiently for beginning bass fishermen to understand. Topics include specific bassing techniques, bass boating, bait and tackle reports, bass behavior and conservation. Each article should quote at least two sources and not rely solely on the author’s experience and knowledge. Feature articles range from 1,200 to around 1,800 words, depending on the subject, and must be accompanied by a good selection of high-resolution color digital photos. Before submitting a manuscript, it is best to send a concise, written proposal outlining the story, including the names of people you will use as major sources of information, and the best time of year in which to publish it. If you are a new writer, send samples of your published work along with the proposal. Do not query by telephone. The magazine purchases all rights to stories and photos, but at the writer’s request, will grant the right to publish elsewhere. Pay is 40 cents per word, including photos furnished with the article. Photos purchased separately earn $50 to $500 for inside photos to $800 for a cover image. For detailed guidelines and submission instructions, e-mail Jennifer McCormick, assistant editor, at editorial.bassmaster@espn.com.
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