Share Your Story
The Skinnie strives to provide high-quality content that is particularly interesting and relevant to you. Suggestions
from our readers are always welcome. If you wish to share an idea with us, please review the following guidelines.
• Timing – We try to plan each issue 6-8 weeks in
advance. We recommend you contact us ahead of
time, especially if your idea is time-sensitive.
• Unique Content – Please inquire before investing
time and effort in your idea. It may be that we've
already published a similar story, or one has
appeared in another publication. If your article
pertains to an annual event that we've previously
featured, we may choose to not repeat ourselves.
• Feature Stories – We often receive press releases,
which present facts and data, but are unsuitable for a
magazine that publishes feature articles. We look for
personal stories that share a human element that make
such a story worth reading. That’s the meat.
• Length – If your story idea is approved, we may
pursue it ourselves, or invite you to submit a finished
article approximately 1,000-1,500 words in length.
We are unable to publish book reviews or poetry.
• Less is More – "Economy of words" is our rule of thumb. Avoid wordy descriptions
and hyperbole, to create a clear and concise narrative conveyed in a linear manner.
• Editorial Approval – All articles are subject to an editing process. Please understand your story may not
be published exactly as it was written.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Skinnie welcomes commentary from our readers, and we are happy to provide a forum for polite discussion of topics of concern. However, we do not publish unsigned letters, or letters printed in other publications. You may email your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Skinnie offers non-profits and local civic groups a forum for events and activities. Items are listed in chronological order as space allows. Deadline is the Friday prior to publication. You may email your listing to email@example.com
PHOTOS AND ARTWORK
We welcome photographs and other graphics for use on our cover, to accompany articles, or for features such as Wild Things. Images should measure close to their expected run size, with a resolution of 300 DPI. Please be aware our cover is VERTICAL; possible cover image should be oriented accordingly. You may email your images to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re uncertain how best to see your idea in print, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help.