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American Angler Submission Guidelines

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Submitting Your Work to American Angler

Before submitting to American Angler

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 comfirming 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 American Angler by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to American Angler 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 American Angler guidelines:

Submit something we haven’t seen or read before. Be creative. Don’t give us something we can easily find online. Make it a “must-read” for the American Angler audience—think, “value added.”

Consider the story you want to write and decide if there’s a deeper element. We don’t want to read about how a fish fought really hard, and when it jumped it “blackened the sky (really, blackened the sky?)” and in doing so somehow saved your life. But, perhaps, there’s an opportunity to tell a guide or lodge owner’s story, or to detail the logistics of running a lodge, or tell about a fight to save a fishery, or impending struggles for a fishery . . . all within the context of fishing a certain area or for a particular species. Think deeper than catching a fish. Doesn’t have to be lodge-based and doesn’t have to be foreign and exotic. Domestic/Canada is welcomed and actually preferred. But, we’ll never rule out a good story, no matter where it takes place.

When writing, avoid cliches. Read your material out loud before submitting. If you lose your breath in the middle of a sentence, get out the carving knife and whittle. Avoid excessive use of adjectives. Be real, hone, and use sources to back up your material when needed. True journalism has a reserved parking spot on our desks. 

Submission Guidelines Details for American Angler

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Greg Thomas, editor

Accepts: How-To, Personal Experience, Photo Features, Technical

Web Address:

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Updated September 2, 2020