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The Pointing Dog Journal

The Pointing Dog Journal is published bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September and November. They emphasize the time-honored tradition of hunting with dogs and concentrate exclusively on the pointing breeds. Because the publication is targeted to experienced dog owners and hunters, those who write for them must also be experienced. Features of 1,500-2,000 words should focus on the use of pointing dogs in hunting and training situations. Of all the sporting magazines, our readers spend the most days afield with their dogs. The readers are also knowledgeable about dog training, but they are always looking for new techniques. They travel out of state extensively to hunt, mostly looking for opportunities where they can hunt with their dogs on public land. The magazine is interested in publishing: Where-to-go articles on public lands for upland birds, dog training techniques, well-illustrated photo essays on some aspect of dogs and/or upland shooting, breed pieces (not many used), advice from competitors in any category (field trials, hunt tests, shoot-to-retrieve, etc.). There is an ongoing need for shorter featurettes and filler pieces, such as training tips, vet tips and quotable quotes. These should be 150-1,000 words. Features should be accompanied by appropriate illustration, either slides or prints or high resolution digital. Article payment varies between $100 to $400, inclusive of photos supplied by author. Photographs are usually supplied with features and fillers, but are occasionally purchased separately for file use and for regular inside illustration to support stories. High-quality digital photos (taken with a 4 megapixel camera or higher, set at the highest resolution) or 35mm slides are preferred, but color and black and white prints are also accepted. Digital photos need to be 300 dpi and correspond to a physical size of at least 3-by- 5-inches. Please submit on a CD accompanied by thumbnail printouts. Inside stock photo use payment is $50 to $75 and cover photos are $400 (covers may vary between photos and paintings). The Pointing Dog Journal purchases First North American serial rights. Send queries and submissions to Managing Editor Jason Smith, jake@villagepress.com.

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