Bugle Magazine Contributors:
Guidelines for "Women in the Outdoors" Column
Ladies, do you have a great hunting story to share?
Bugle staff is always on the lookout for new tales and new voices to fill our Women in Elk Country pages. Share your perspective on how being a woman, a mother, a wife and/or a daughter impacts the experiences you have in the field.
We are looking for personal essays and stories – 1,000 to 3,000 words in length – concerning elk, hunting, wildlife encounters, conservation and land-use issues. We are especially interested in thought-provoking stories and essays – personal narratives that evoke emotion and suggest connections to larger themes or ask (or attempt to answer) questions that touch the heart.
Interest in the column has continued to grow since its inception in 1995. Letters show us that readers enjoy stories and essays about women’s experiences afield.
To be considered, either write us with your story idea (including a brief outline) or submit the story itself. All manuscripts and queries will be given thoughtful consideration and be evaluated on content, the quality of writing and our needs for the coming year. We also encourage you to query us with ideas for feature stories or departments such as Situation Ethics. You may submit your story or query by e-mail or post. (Please enclose an SASE if you would like your story returned.)
The RMEF is a nonprofit conservation organization committed to putting membership dollars into elk habitat, management and research. Donated manuscripts help the RMEF put more funds into habitat and are tax deductible. However, we gladly purchase manuscripts and pay 20 cents per word on acceptance. When your story appears in Bugle, you will also receive three complimentary copies of the issue.
We will notify you when we receive your query or story and let you know, at a later date (usually within two months), if we plan to buy it. But please feel free to inquire into its status at any time.