Traverse submission guidelines and market information




Traverse Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Northern Michigan's Magazine

Email submissions to the editorial team at or mail a hard copy to:

Deborah Wyatt Fellows
MyNorth Media
125 Park Street
Suite 155
Traverse City, MI  49684

Phone: (231)941-8174

Submitting Your Work to Traverse

Before submitting to Traverse

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 Traverse by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Traverse 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 Traverse guidelines:

When shaping an article for us, consider first that it must be strongly rooted in our region. The lack of this foundation element is one of the biggest reasons for our rejecting material. If you send us a piece about peaches, even if it does an admirable job of relaying the history of peaches, their medicinal qualities, their nutritional magnificence and so on, we are likely to reject it if it doesn’t include local Northern Michigan farms as a reference point. Our coverage area ranges north from Cadillac, Michigan and includes the Upper Peninsula.

General categories of interest include:

  • nature and the environment
  • regional culture
  • personalities
  • the arts (visual, performing, literary)
  • crafts
  • food & dining
  • homes and cottages
  • history
  • outdoor activities (e.g., fishing, golf, skiing, boating, biking, hiking, birding, gardening)

We seldom use material dealing with such issues as education, social services, criminal justice and local politics.

Submission Guidelines Details for Traverse

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Book Excerpts, Essays, General , Historical, Humor, Interviews, Personal Experience, Photo Features, Profiles, Travel

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Updated March 16, 2021