We love hearing from our readers! Here’s what you need to know to share your story, photo, question, tip or other submission.
Step 1: Click the Submit Your Story Tab on country-magazine.com.
Step 2: Paste your story into the Enter Your Story field.
Word count is not critical, as our professionals will edit your story to fit the magazine. Generally, a published one-page story runs 400-500 words in length.
Step 3: Attach photos as high-resolution .jpg or .jpeg files (at least 1800×1200 pixels or 1-2 MB file size). Please provide caption information for your photo in the Enter Your Story field. Consider what other Country readers would like to know about your photo, such as names, places, and why this photo is special to you.
Step 4: Fill out the required information on the form and click “Submit.”
All material is considered on speculation, which means there is no need to send a query first. Simply submit your story for review. Our staff cannot acknowledge receipt of submissions, but we’ll let you know if they’re published.
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
For stories we publish in the magazine, we’ll make a one-time payment of $100 for a full published page or more of your submitted content. Contributors whose jokes and stories are published in Country Chuckles will receive a free subscription to Country Extra.
By submitting material to us, you grant RDA Enthusiast Brands, LLC, its affiliates, partners and licensees worldwide use of the material without time limitation, and the right to include your name and city/state in connection with any such use. We reserve the right to modify, reproduce and distribute your material in any medium (now or hereafter existing) and in any manner or appropriate place, including but not limited to magazines, promotional merchandise, and marketing and other related materials. We may contact you via phone, email or mail regarding your submission.
By submitting material to us, you represent and warrant that you have full authority to grant the rights set forth above and that your material will not, in whole or in part, infringe the intellectual property rights, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other rights of any third party. You further represent and warrant that you have attained the legal age of majority in your state/province (18 in most states/provinces). If you’re a minor under the law of your state/province, your parent or guardian must submit on your behalf.
Frequently asked questions about Country’s Submission Guidelines:
Q: What’s the best way to share my story or photos with you?
A: Submit online at country-magazine.com. Be sure to include your full contact information. Also, photo files need to be .jpg or .jpeg files that are 1-2 MB in size.
Q: I submitted a story or photos a while back, but I haven’t heard anything. Why?
A: We get hundreds of pieces of mail each week, and although we wish we could respond personally, it’s just not possible because we have a very small staff. We do read our mail, and everything—published or not—contributes toward making Country the unique reading experience it is.
We plan our magazine far in advance, so we often keep material on file for several months. If your submission is seasonal, we may keep it to consider for the appropriate issue next year. We do evaluate submissions very carefully. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough space in the magazine to print and share all of them with our readers.
Q: I have a comment, not a story. How should I send it?
A: Email your comment to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I am a professional photographer and would like to submit photos for publication. How do I do that?
A: Email a link to a lightbox or gallery with samples of your best work to email@example.com.