Wonderful West Virginia accepts articles from experienced freelance writers on a variety of topics, including state history, wildlife and nature, cultural heritage, special places and attractions, and interesting people. Feature articles are approximately 1,500 words in length. Payment is $150 per article upon publication. The magazine prefers to receive a story proposal with a query, but they also assign topics to writers. The magazine also reviews submitted manuscripts of no more than 1,500 words. Stories are often accepted a year or more in advance of publication. Please note: They do not publish poetry in Wonderful West Virginia. For complete guidelines and info on how to submit a query, visit: http://www.wonderfulwv.com/submission.cfm.