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Pennsylvania Game News

Pennsylvania Game News is the official voice of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  It is designed to promote hunting and other wildlife-related recreation in the state, and what the agency is doing to manage and enhance these opportunities. They consider nearly any outdoor subject except fishing and boating. Their primary feature subject is hunting, but they also run wildlife natural history accounts and conservation-related articles.  All material must have a Pennsylvania locale or be of such a nature that location is not relevant.
Freelance material is rarely used on technical subjects about guns and archery, as these are covered by columnists.  Likewise, most wildlife management issues and problems are covered by agency specialists.
One of their goals is to teach and encourage young hunters to hunt in a safe and ethical manner.  Stories must never show a person acting in an unsportsmanlike manner.  “How-to” or other informational articles should be factual, to the point and basically educational. Text should be cut to a minimum here, so long as nothing is left out.
Features typically run from 1,500 to 2,500 words.  Good photos are a big help with all articles.
Decisions on material are usually reached within six to eight weeks.  Payment is on acceptance, at a minimum rate of 6 cents per word and $15 per photo.  With a few exceptions,  first North American serial rights are purchased.
Manuscripts should be typewritten, double spaced, on one side of the paper only and have your name and address on page 1.  We welcome submissions on PC-formatted disks, preferably in Word format; be sure to include a hard copy, too.
Material is scheduled up to a year in advance; seasonal or timely subjects, such as spring gobbler hunting, should be submitted at least six months prior to appropriate season.
Questions or comments, contact: Bob Mitchell, Editor, Pennsylvania Game News, Editorial/Administration Office, (717) 787-4250, ext. 3312 or robmitchel@state.pa.us.

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