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Thank you for your interest in writing for ediblePikesPeak. We are a member of Edible Communities, a growing, James Beard award-winning, international series of community-based food publications whose mission is to transform the way communities shop for, cook, eat, and relate to the food that is grown and produced in their area. Please read these guidelines thoroughly and familiarize yourself with issues of other Edible Communities publications, at www.ediblecommunities.com.
We publish 5 issues a year and look for subjects that are both timely and traditional, and we have a special interest in topics that relate to the full breadth of our mission. The editor chooses writers and topics for each issue with the intention of balancing the coverage and nurturing a wide and loyal readership.
We’re always interested in working with new photographers. The best way to connect with us is via an email to the editor. Please include a link to a website where we can view examples of your work online and your travel availability, as well as any specific departments you think are best suited to your interests.
We rely on freelancers for the majority of our stories and departments, and generally, writers generate their own topics. On occasion, the editor makes specific assignments based on writers’ interests and knowledge. We follow the seasons closely, and our editorial calendar is planned as much as a year in advance.
Rates vary according to department and experience, and typically fall in the range of .15-.25 per word. Payment is sent upon publication, and each contributor also receives a copy of the issue with their story. At this time, we do not pay expenses of writers on assignment.
Submit a written query before sending a finished piece. If you have not written for us before, please enclose samples of your writing, preferably work that has been published. Queries are accepted only by email.
Recipes to accompany articles are highly desirable, and they must be original and carefully tested. If they are not original, permission for reprint must be obtained by the submitter; Edible Pikes Peak and Edible Communities will not pay associated permission fees.
We include two to four features in each issue; they range from 1,000 to 2,000 words. Topics are limited only by season, and range from an in-depth exploration of a regional tradition or ingredient to a food-related experience. We occasionally publish stories with an agritourism focus, so long as they are limited to our state.
Columns to Include but not limited to.
Liquid Assets: Reveals the people, methods, and ingredients behind all the delicious and award-winning beverages our region has to offer including wine, beer, cider, coffee and tea.
Meet the Maker: Profiles of small-batch food producers and their specialty, such as breads, cheeses, ice creams, vegetarian food products, charcuterie, coffee, jams, teas, chocolate and honey. There are countless untold stories for these small producers, whether they only sell through farmers’ markets or have to be hunted down in specific neighborhoods. This column will also include artisans not food specific but food supported i.e. ceramics, wood carving, furniture etc.
Back of House: A behind the scenes look at the professional chefs about their relationships with producers, their favorite local ingredients, and specific practices they’re introducing into their restaurants.
Field of Plenty: Highlights the farmers, growers, foragers and others who ensure the sustainability of our local landscape and bring nature’s bounty to our markets and our plates.