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Bass Angler Magazine aka “BAM”
Accepts Email Submissions: Yes

Website URL: www.bassanglermag.com

Editor-in-Chief: Mark Lassagne
Email: Mark Lassagne
Address: PO Box 2805 San Ramon, CA 94583

Description: BASS ANGLER is a quarterly (how-to) print bass fishing magazine distributed throughout the US and Canada.

Mission: Our mission is to build and maintain the best and most comprehensive bass fishing magazine on the planet.

Writers Focus: We have a grass roots approach to writing and publish the works of many writers that otherwise would not have the opportunity to be published. Our focus is for our writers to work with the experts in the industry, the professional anglers. We strive to produce unique articles that truly teach the angling public. We work professional and new writers alike.

Rights: We reserve or purchase the rights to articles and photos, as well as non-exclusive electronic rights. We do not expect to see published articles republished elsewhere.

First Run Articles only: We pride ourselves on providing quality information to our readers and we will not knowingly publish an article that has been published elsewhere. Articles that have been published in a small print magazine or newsletter may be considered if has been rewritten by the original author. Articles previously published on the Internet will not be considered for BASS ANGLER magazine.

Needs: We are interested in new articles that teach anglers something old or new whether written by a novice or a professional. We publish articles covering trends, products (no advertorials will accepted) and people in the bass fishing industry. In-depth techniques, marketing, sports-health and destination pieces interest us. Our focus is exclusively bass fishing and we want articles that will help our readers become better anglers.

Audience: Our readership is comprised of bass anglers from novice to professional. The primary audience is the novice angler as well avid weekend bass fishing enthusiasts. The secondary audience is the bass angling professional and tournament angler.

Length: Full-length features should be approximately 1200 words. We occasionally run shorter articles, four to five hundred words as filler.

Photo/Art Needs: Writers are expected to submit (attach to an email) original photos or artwork as high-resolution jpeg images when submitting articles. Photos should be accompanied with a seperate sheet showing the placement, anglers name and then the name of the photographer being credited.

Payment: Stories are purchased based upon content and quality with the price negotiated by the editor.

How to Submit: Please submit queries via email to Mark Lassagne providing as much detail as possible about the proposed article including the focus, potential interview subjects, a sample lead paragraph or two and a description of photographs and/or art.

  • Include a title
  • Include a subtitle
  • Include photo credits
  • Include photo captions
  • Include a call out
  • Include the authors name
  • No double spacing between sentences
  • Use Consistent fractions 1/2  not ½
  • Use as few hyphens as possible
  • No tabbing – use first line indent, see the image to the right
  • Limit extra punctuation marks – !!! ….. etc.
  • Bold text is ok to highlight something
  • No mixed fonts use Times, Cambria one standard font only (12pt)
  • No embedded hyperlinks, spell it out www.bassanglermag.com (no http://)
  • Include your facebook or web address if you want us to link to them
  • Include a short BIO of yourself at the bottom of your article
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    Image Requirements:

    1. Name each image so they can be identified
    2. 300 DPI images only
    3. No images from websites or other copyrighted sources

    Microsoft Word is the preferred format.  Times New Roman or Cambria 12 pt., use automatic indents with no spaces between each new paragraph. Do not double space after sentences, no mixed fonts and no embedded hyperlinks. Title the article at the top, then a subtitle, next list call outs and then photo caption with your name underneath the photo captions.

    If an image needs to be placed in a certain spot, add a note for desired photo placement and add a caption if needed. Please do not place the photo inside the article body, place a note in the article as to where the picture should be placed. Pictures should be sent in email. In addition, italicize quotes or captions.  The caption or call out should be placed above the body of the article to make sure we recognize it. After the story you may include a short bio to be published with the article. Before you send the file please name it with: (your name article title)

    Extras: We can include videos in articles linked via QR code.  We also publish the magazine in an electronic version for the iPad, iPhone and Android platforms where various items will be hot linked.

    Response Time: We make every effort to respond within 2 weeks.

    Tips for Writers: Please read a copy of the BASS ANGLER in order to see the types of articles we run and to insure your topic has not been covered in previous issues. Please be very specific in your article query including what information will be covered in the article with as much detail as possible. The most specific and original queries will be chosen and used in Bass Angler. We have a list of topics and articles that we would like writers to consider covering for our publication. In addition, we are always interested in new topics and new ideas.

    To get on our writers list go to this link: https://app.expressemailmarketing.com/Survey.aspx?SFID=78874 fill out the form, be sure to check the writers box. Then after you submit the form a confirmation email will be sent to you that you’ll need to approve.

    Magazine Production Schedule:

    Issue #1 Winter Issue: article deadline September 1st, displays December 15th to March 30th

    Issue #2 Spring Issue: article deadline December 1st, displays March 15th to June 30th

    Issue #3 Summer Issue: article deadline March 1st, displays June 15th to September 30th

    Issue #4 Fall Issue: article deadline June 1st, displays September 15th to December 31st

    Resources:

    Test the “grade level” of your article here: http://www.writingtester.com/tester/grade_level.php

    Here is a good writing reference source: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/

    We follow AP Guidelines whenever possible: www.apstylebook.com

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