We love hearing from our readers! Here’s what you need to know to share your story, photo, question, tip or other submission.
TELL US HOW TO FIND YOU: Please include your full name, daytime phone number, email address and mailing address.
HELP US SORT THINGS OUT: Include the name of the department your submission is for (Country Churches, Humor, Animal Tales etc.). For any photos you submit, please identify the people, city, state and year the photo was taken. We reserve the right to use submissions in any section of our magazine, or elsewhere.
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.
FORMATTING: 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.
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. Consider what other Country readers would like to know about your photo, such as names, places, and why this photo is special to you.
RETURNS: We regret that we can’t return unsolicited materials. Send quality copies of photos or email high-resolution JPEG files, so you do not risk losing irreplaceable family photos.
RIGHTS: By submitting material to us, you grant RDA Enthusiast Brands, LLC, its affiliates, partners and licensees worldwide use of the material without time limitation, including the right to use your name and city/state/province 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.
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. [Last updated January 24, 2017]