We’ll consider your ideas in all forms—from a short query to a detailed outline, from a rough draft to a finished manuscript. However, we prefer a detailed article proposal of about 300 words accompanied by a sampling of images that will be available for illustrations. It typically takes us about six weeks to decide on a proposal and send a response.
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Launchings is a department of WoodenBoat magazine dedicated to sharing news of recently launched wooden boats built or restored by our readers. If you’ve launched a new or restored boat within the past year, we’d like to hear about it. Submissions to Launchings should include the following information: (1) the boat’s length and beam; (2) the name of its design class or type; (3) the names of the designer, builder, owner, and photographer; (4) your mailing address along with an email address or phone number; (5) the port or place of intended use; (6) date of launching; and (7) a few sentences describing the construction or restoration. include no more than five photographs (jpg images at least 300 dpi).
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You may also please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write us at Launchings, WoodenBoat, P.O. Box 78, Brooklin, ME 04616. If you use postal mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you’d like anything returned.
Our WoodenBoat Review department presents critical essays on books, tools, equipment, and all manner of gear related to wooden boats. We are constantly on the lookout for little-known products and tools—and for reviewers capable of writing critically about them.
We seek all manner of boat plans, from traditional to contemporary. for our “Designs: Review” column. If you would like to have your work considered for critical review, please submit digital files of the complete drawings, specifications, and designer's commentary.
We’ll consider your ideas in all forms—from a short query to a detailed outline, from a rough draft to a finished manuscript. Our preference, however, is to receive a detailed article proposal of about 300 words accompanied by a sampling of images that will be available for illustrations.
“Currents” is a column of news and short articles published in each issue of WoodenBoat magazine. “Eclectic” best describes its contents, which run the gamut from straight news concerning all aspects of wooden boat construction and ownership to news about museums, magazines, books, organizations, events, maritime preservation and politics, interesting products, tools, and people.
“Currents” is edited by Tom Jackson, who obtains his information from various sources. Few of these sources are professional journalists; most are enthusiasts who enjoy sharing news about the goings-on in their area.
The best way to contribute to “Currents” is to send a short query. Following that, we may request a finished report, or research the topic ourselves; the approach depends on the nature of the story. For the initial contact, the “who, what, when, where, and why” are sufficient. You may submit notes, letters, news clippings, tear sheets, brochures, or anything that clarifies the topic. Because of space limitations, succinctness is an imperative. Photographs and line art are helpful but not necessary.
All material is credited to its source, and published contributions are acknowledged and paid for upon use. Payment is based on the form and complexity of the submission. For example, we pay $5 for a newspaper clipping; $10 to $15 for a newspaper clipping with a few words of comment from the contributor; $20 to $25 for a moderately detailed report. Short features are paid for on a per-word basis. Photographs and line art are paid for at the rate of $15 apiece.