We are currently seeking submissions for the following:
- Blogs of Local Interest
If you are a committed local blogger who publishes fresh and original content at least once a week, we would like to read your work. If your site matches our editorial vision, we’ll link it to our blogosphere and consider publishing individual posts in our print editions.
- Flash Fiction, Short Essays, Visual Art, PoetryWe have recently teamed up with the Ligonier Valley Writers to develop a new creative section for the Laurel Mountain Post. All local writers are invited to submit original (never before published) works for consideration. Prose and poetry should not exceed 2500 words; longer stories will be serialized if selected for publication. Drawings, paintings, photographs, etc., may be either color or black & white.
Our editorial vision focuses on western Pennsylvania people, places and things. All subject matter should contain some aspect of that criterion. Please regard the following format guidelines for all submissions:
- Text should be included both in the body of the email as well as in an attachment – plain text or older versions of Word are preferred.
- Please refrain from using double spaces after periods – that typewriter rule no longer applies. Only one space is needed.
- Visuals should be sent as jpeg images for consideration; accepted artwork must be received as a high-resolution PDF in CMYK color.
- Send all non-returnable submissions to: email@example.com with a concise subject line; or mail to Editor, Laurel Mountain Post, 189 Fairview Lane, Derry PA 15627
- Remember, we are a community publication ─ no politics, denominational religion, R or X-rated material (PG-13 is a good guideline), or other controversial subjects, please.
Authors/artists accepted for publication in the Laurel Mountain Post will grant us one-time rights (with reprint permission for use in LMP marketing purposes); in return the authors/artists will be paid $25.00 per work. Publication deadlines fall on the 5th of every month; however, due to editorial board demand, replies may take up to six weeks.