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Editorial Guidelines for Writers

Writers should become familiar with the magazine before querying the editor. In its 50-plus years of publishing, Adirondack Life has covered thousands of stories and it’s rare that we revisit a profile, place or issue unless there is significant news to share. For new contributors, the best way to break into the magazine is through departments, which run from 1,000 to 1,800 words. Features run from approximately 1,500 to 2,500 words. We are not interested in poetry, fiction or editorial cartoons.

We prefer queries via email. Please include samples of previous published work. The magazine’s editorial staff is small and extremely busy, so if you do not hear from us in 30 days after sending a pitch, we recommend following up with an email.

Adirondack Life buys first North American serial print rights and the right to use the work on digital media. All work submitted must be the original property of the writer and should not have appeared in another publication. Facts in all articles must be verified or substantiated in the text. Writers are encouraged to send a list of sources with contact information to ease the fact-checking process.

Send submissions to Annie Stoltie, executive editor, at

Editorial Guidelines for Photographers

We do not accept unsolicited images. If you have an idea for a photo essay that evokes the spirit of the park or captures a unique experience, contact Annie Stoltie, executive editor, at

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