Hudson Valley Halloween Magazine will be an annual subscription publication beginning in 2013. We are looking for evergreen articles that appeal to a broad range of Halloween enthusiasts in the Hudson Valley. Sample topics could include local ghost stories, party themes, house decorating, haunted house industry and attractions, places to go and things to do in the Hudson Valley, crafts, book reviews, music, games, and anything else of interest that would guarantee a fangtastic Halloween season.
STYLE: Informal, but informative. Factual article must be inviting and readable, with all statements backed by responsible research and interviews.
FORMAT: Electronic submissions are preferred. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Color photos are preferred for use with manuscripts or as picture stories. High-resolution digital jpeg images (300 dpi, approximate size of 3×5 inches) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LENGTH: 600–1,000 words.
PAYMENT: $50 will be paid upon receipt of an acceptable manuscript.
EXCLUSIVE SUBMISSION: It is assumed that no other publisher is or will be simultaneously considering a manuscript submitted to Hudson Valley Halloween Magazine until that manuscript is returned or written permission is provided by the HVHM editors.
RIGHTS: According to the contract provided to authors, exclusive North American rights are retained until three months after publication, unless another arrangement is made in writing. Hudson Valley Halloween Magazine retains rights to have the published material reproduced, distributed, and sold in print or electronic text.
REPRINT POLICY: Permission is usually granted for authors to reproduce their contributions as published in Hudson Valley Halloween Magazine. One copy is sent to each author. Special arrangements may be necessary to reproduce illustrations.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Unsolicited manuscripts are acknowledged when received.
PUBLICATION DATE: On acceptance, an estimated date of publication may be provided to the author.
EDITING: On accepted manuscripts, the editors reserve the right to make editorial revisions, deletions, or additions that, in their opinion, support the author’s intent. When changes are substantial, every effort is made to work with the author.