Our State submission guidelines and market information

Our State



Our State Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

 Email queries to editorial@ourstate.com

Submitting Your Work to Our State

Before submitting to Our State

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Our State by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Our State or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Our State guidelines:

Since 1933, Our State: Celebrating North Carolina has been the most comprehensive source of information on the people, places, culture, and history of North Carolina. We publish well-written, high-quality articles on subjects of interest to those who live in, visit, or simply love the Tar Heel state. We work with a variety of freelance and in-house writers who are among the best in the state. All of our writers are professionals who have been published in reputable print or online outlets, and we’re always looking to add new talent.

Approach and subject matter

  • The editorial focus of Our State is celebrating North Carolina. We accept pitches that highlight North Carolina history, people, places, food, culture, and nostalgia.
  • We expect thoroughly researched, original, literary-quality work from professional writers.
  • Please research past stories on our website. We generally do not cover similar topics within a short time period.


  • Our average feature article length is about 1,200 words. Departments run 500 to 800 words.


  • If you’d like to write an article for Our State, we ask that you send 1-2 paragraphs on each story query to editorial@ourstate.com. Please do not send completed manuscripts.
  • Writing samples may be requested with first-time queries.
  • Due to the volume of queries we receive, we cannot return unsolicited materials. Please do not send original copies.
  • We will send confirmation that we have received your pitch within 1-2 weeks. After that, only pitches that our editors are interested in will receive further communication.

Submission Guidelines Details for Our State

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Historical, Travel

Web Address: www.ourstate.com

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Updated December 4, 2020