is interested in articles containing
practical, how-to information about
gardening in Texas. Our
readers want to know specific
information on how to make gardening
succeed in Texas’s unique growing
conditions. All articles must reflect
magazine reaches more than 25,000 home
gardeners and covers vegetable and fruit
production, flowers and ornamentals,
landscape and trees, technique and
features on gardeners, all from an
organic, earth-friendly perspective.
We will accept
both technical and feature articles.
Technical articles should explain how to
do some aspect of gardening (such as
graft pecans or plant bulbs) in a clear,
easy-to-follow manner, and must be
accurate. All technical
articles should refer to experts in the
field. Accompanying artwork such as
photographs, illustrations or diagrams
articles, including interviews or
profiles of Texas gardeners, new
gardening techniques or photo features
should relate specifically to Texas. We
will not publish gardening articles more
appropriate to other states. Personality
profiles may be on hobby gardeners or
professional horticulturists who are
doing something unique.
articles should be 1,600 to 2,600 words.
We encourage shorter, concise articles,
though some articles written on
assignment may be longer. All articles
are reviewed on speculation. Writers
should submit a query and outline of a
proposed article first, unless they wish
to send a manuscript they have already
completed. Though we will consider
hardcopy submissions, we prefer articles
and queries submitted via e-mail.
Queries and cover letters should be in
the body of the email; completed
manuscripts should be attachments saved
as Microsoft Word documents. Writers
should include a list of areas of
expertise and, with queries, a writing
sample or copy of published work.
high-quality images related to your
subject matter will greatly increase the
chances of us accepting your manuscript
for publication. We prefer high-quality,
high-resolution digital images saved as
TIFFs or JPEGs that are clear and in
sharp focus, but will consider high
quality slides and photographic prints.
Neighbors,” a reader-written column in
each issue, is an essay about gardening
and gardening experiences, from
heart-warming to laugh-out-loud funny.
The optimum essay for the column is
700-800 words, though some have run
shorter and a rare few have run longer.
Do not query for “Between Neighbors.”
Instead, submit the completed essay.
with questions, with queries, or to
submit completed manuscripts.
negotiable. We pay $50 for “Between
Neighbors” and $50 to $200 for feature
articles. Payment is made upon
publication and includes two copies of
the issue in which the author’s article
appears. We respond to queries within 6
weeks. Please — no duplicate