Kansas! submission guidelines and market information




Kansas! Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Email your query to: ksmagazine@sunflowerpub.com
or mail to:
KANSAS! Magazine
Attn: Andrea Etzel 
1020 S Kansas, Ste 200 
Topeka, KS 66612

Submitting Your Work to Kansas!

Before submitting to Kansas!

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 Kansas! by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Kansas! 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 Kansas! guidelines:

Interested freelance writers should query by letter or email with article ideas and are asked to consider the following before submitting material for review:

1. The story must have the potential for interesting photography. The magazine prides itself on its photographic representations of the state, thus, we are only interested in stories with the potential for interesting photographic possibilities.

2. All subjects must be Kansas-related and must reflect the state positively.

3. All articles are, with very few exceptions, nonfiction. Poetry, fiction, humorous and nostalgic stories are not used in the magazine.

4. Because the magazine is intended to promote tourism in Kansas, all articles must feature events and attractions that are open to the public. For instance, the magazine does not feature a private home unless it is open to tour.

5. Events included in the magazine must be annual events so that they can be covered one year and featured the following year.

6. Please research back issues of the magazine at your local library to make sure your proposed article has not already been featured in a previous issue.

7. The magazine works at least one year in advance on articles. Articles submitted and accepted in June of one year will most likely appear in the summer issue the following year. The actual working deadline is about three months prior to an issue.

8. Do not send unsolicited manuscripts. Please briefly outline the proposed article in your query letter indicating projected sources. Include your ideas for color photography and indicate whether you plan to submit your own transparencies to accompany the article or have made arrangements with a photographer to work with you. If you cannot arrange for photography, simply state that in your query. But please do specify your ideas for photographic content.

9. Note seasonal issues and issue themes that have included: outdoors, arts, food and people. 

Submission Guidelines Details for Kansas!

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: General, Photo Features, Travel

Web Address: www.travelks.com/kansas-magazine

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Updated December 18, 2020