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2015 Submission Rate Schedule

2015 RodMaker Magazine Article/Photo Submission Fee Schedule

 

Feature Articles – $50.00 to $100.00

Short Articles, Tips, Etc., – $15.00 – $25.00

*Payment will vary low to high based on article length, quality of accompanying photos, etc.

Color Photos for Photo Gallery – $25 per photo published.

If more than one photo is used in the same issue for different images of the same rod, the fee is $25 plus $10 per additional photo, maximum of 3 photos.

 

GUIDELINES

Articles – Should be submitted in non formatted plain text, preferably in email text, not as formatted attachments. Spelling and grammar need not be perfect – will edit on this end at no payment penalty. Can take photos here if author does not feel compentent enough for that portion of any article. If photos are supplied, background and lighting from photo to photo should be consistent.

Photos – Good quality, high resolution tiff or jpeg files required. Photos must be clear, in focus and well lit. Use of suitable background is required. Good background images include: single color foam colored foam sheets, colored aquarium rocks, beach sand, water, etc. The idea is to draw the eye to the rod, not the background. “Busy” backgounds are not ideal. The more simple the background, the better the rod will be showcased. Shoot for good contrast – dark colored rods on light backgrounds and light colored rods on darker backgrounds.

 

PAYMENT

Payment is made by company check or may be taken in subscription or renewal to the magazine – author’s choice. Payment or subcription/renewal is made upon publication of issue containing article/photograph. Articles and/or photographs that have been previously published elsewhere in print or on the internet will not be considered. Articles/photos that promote or advertise the author/agent’s product or service may be published but are not eligible for payment.

 

Contact Information: RodMaker Magazine PO Box 1322 High Point, NC 27262 336-882-3226 rodmaker@earthlink.net

Sample Issue

I’m often asked to provide sample issues of the magazine to interested parties. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of producing and mailing the product, it’s something I’m unable to do. Even one sample copy mailed to you would require that you buy at least a 3 year subscription in order to make up that initial cost of providing and mailing the “sample.” For that reason it’s not something I’ve ever been able to do.

As such requests have yet to abate in our nearly 18 year publication history, I have decided to offer a short term offer in order to gauge response.

So for a limited time, I’m willing to split the cost of a “sample”  (70/30 actually with the bulk being on me). Anyone that will send sufficient postage ($2.50) will be mailed a sample copy at no further charge nor obligation. You provide the postage and I’ll provide the magazine and envelope. I’ll even kick in a free International Custom Rod Building Symbol Decal to boot!

Here’s the address:

RodMaker Sample Copy

PO Box 1322

High Point, NC 27261

 

Please send only USPS stamps as postage. Thanks!

 

*This offer is good only one per person.