Petersen’s BOWHUNTING, “The Modern Bowhunting Authority,” is now accepting submissions for its 2012 editorial calendar. BOWHUNTING covers all aspects of archery hunting, with a particular emphasis on gear tuning, shooting tips and how-to hunting strategy. Although the majority of BOWHUNTING’s coverage pertains to whitetail deer, the magazine also has regular needs for articles involving Western game such as elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope. Other areas of need include hunting for bears, mountain lions, sheep, goats, hogs and African and exotic game, as well as bowfishing. Keep in mind that BOWHUNTING is focused on educating its readers, so all articles should have a how-to slant that explains particular strategies and techniques for successful bowhunting. Both queries and completed manuscripts are accepted. However, finished manuscripts cannot be considered unless accompanied by a minimum of a dozen high-resolution digital photographs. Features generally run 1,500-1,800 words. Digital photography submissions of bowhunters and/or game animals in field settings also are welcome. BOWHUNTING maintains an extensive photography file for ongoing consideration. In order to be considered for the 2012 editorial calendar, queries and/or manuscripts should be received no later than Sept. 6. For complete writer and photographer submission guidelines, including payment rates, contact Editorial Assistant Sally Burkey at email@example.com. No phone calls, please.