Leatherneck Magazine Submission Guidelines


For Feature Writers

For Book Reviewers

For Photographers

For Reader Assistance Entries

For Reunion Entries

For Mail Call Entries


     Feature Writers:


    Article Submissions

    Unsolicited articles will be reviewed but we highly recommend contacting the Leatherneck editor to discuss potential articles prior to writing – leatherneck@mca-marines.org

    With very exceptions, articles should have a Marine Corps focus. Articles on history, current events, personality profiles, and Marine units are encouraged.

    We reserve the right to edit articles to meet space limitations or magazine format criteria.

    Guidelines
    • Articles range from 1200-2500 words.
    • Minimum of 10-12 photos with captions to be provided by author unless other prior arrangements are made.
    • Provide alibis as needed either via hard copy or link.
    • $100 per laid out page (to include photos and captions provided).
    • Author’s bios to be included – 2-3 sentences.
    • Author’s address needed for payment and contracts.
    • Submit in word, Times New Roman 12 count.
    Deadline

    Articles must be submitted a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the issue in which the article is to be published.

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     Book Reviewers


    • Our usual requirement for book reviews is 300 to 750 words.
       
    • Check with the editor in advance to determine whether a review is desired.
    • Book review submissions must be double-spaced and may be sent to us via mail addressed to:

      Editor
      Leatherneck Magazine
      Box 1775
      Quantico, VA 22134

       

    • Submission on a computer disk is appreciated and facilitates our editing.
       
    • Book review submissions also may be sent via e-mail to: leatherneck@mca-marines.org.
    • Please be sure to include the book's author, publisher (including city), ISBN, year of publication, number of pages and cost of the book.
    • Call (800) 336-0291, Ext. 115 for more information.

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     Photographers:


    Leatherneck accepts photography from both military and civilian photographers. Color slides, prints and digital images are preferred. Black and white images also are acceptable.

    Digital: Files should be at least 5x7 at 300 resolution or higher and saved in TIFF or JPEG format. (All files will be converted to TIFF or EPS format and saved as CMYK files.)

    Cover: For best results, image should measure 8 1/2" x 11" (300 resolution if digital). Remember to leave space at the top of your proposed cover image (illustration, painting or photograph) for the Leatherneck logo. Action should be from left to right or centered.

    Send digital photographs on a compact disk with appropriate caption and photo ID to:

    Editor
    Leatherneck Magazine
    Box 1775
    Quantico, VA 22134

    -OR- email them to: leatherneck@mca-marines.org.

    Awards: Leatherneck sponsors two art awards, both named in honor of former staff members. The Tom Bartlett Award is a $1,000 cash prize given to any active-duty Marine photographer or artist whose submitted picture or artwork is selected for the cover of the magazine and deemed the best of that contest year. The Lou Lowery Award is a $500 cash prize given for the best photograph taken by an active-duty sergeant or below to appear inside Leatherneck during the contest year. Call (800) 336-0291, Ext. 115 for more information.

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     Reader Assistance entries:


    Reader Assistance entries may be sent via email to: leatherneck@mca-marines.org.

    Examples:

    John Doe, 1234 Freedom Rd., Anytown, VA 11111, (555) 555-1234, johndoe(at)e-mailaddress.com, wants a recruit graduation book for Plt 123, Parris Island, 1950.

    or,

    John Doe, 1234 Freedom Rd., Anytown, VA 11111, (555) 555-1234, johndoe(at)e-mailaddress.com, has uniform items and unit patches for sale.

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     Reunion entries:


    Reunion entries may be sent via email to: leatherneck@mca-marines.org.

    Example:

    1stMarDiv Assn., Sept. 10-12, Reuniontown, Calif. Contact John Doe, 1234 Freedom Rd., Anytown, VA 11111, (555) 555-1234, johndoe(at)e-mailaddress.com.

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    Mail Call entries (At a minimum, always include a complete mailing address):


    Mail Call entries may be sent via email to: leatherneck@mca-marines.org.

    Examples:

    John Doe, 1234 Freedom Rd., Anytown, VA 11111, (555) 555-1234, johndoe(at)e-mailaddress.com, to hear from members of Plt 123, Parris Island, 1950.

    or,

    John Doe, 1234 Freedom Rd., Anytown, VA 11111, (555) 555-1234, johndoe(at)e-mailaddress.com, to hear from Sgt Bill SMITH, stationed at MCAS, Miramar, Calif., 1980.

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