Lake Superior Magazine is a bimonthly magazine that focuses on the Lake Superior region. Established in 1979, the magazine works to be the authority on Lake Superior living, environment, and entertainment, and expects submissions to reflect that goal.
The editors say, "As a regionally focused publication with national distribution, we are highly selective, considering only quality material. However, each year we accept a number of offerings from new writers and photographers."
This market generally pays $200 to $400 for features (1,600-2,000 words) and $75 to $200 for Departments and Columns (800-1,200 words).
What They're Looking For
The editors are most excited about pieces with great photography, especially for their By the Shores and View•Point pieces. For straight up nonfiction, they're interested in the people, places, and events of the Lake Superior region (both contemporary and historical). Also, welcomes shorter pieces for their Departments, which include Homes, Health & Wellness, Lake Superior Journal, Wild Superior, Heritage, Destinations, Profile.
The editors say, "The strongest advice we can give is to read the magazine to understand our approach before submitting."
How to Submit
Potential writers can pitch the editors by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The editors say, "We reserve the right to accept or reject a specific query based upon quality, appropriateness and editorial subjectivity. We prefer queries outlining your proposed storytelling treatment of a subject and naming of possible sources."
In this workshop, you will work with a published article writer to develop, research and write two articles suitable for publication in magazines you've identified as appropriate markets. You will get feedback from your instructor on your first and second draft of both your articles.