"A Global Movement of Positive Energy!"
VERTIKAL LIFE Magazine

Submissions

VERTIKAL SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

 

 

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Thank you for your interest in writing for VERTIKAL LIFE Magazine. All articles should reflect the Vision and the Mission of VERTIKAL LIFE Magazine. VERTIKAL LIFE MAGAZINE is a Global Movement of Positive Energy; our Mission is to "Uplift, Educate, and Inspire Change, our Local Neighborhood for the betterment of our Global Community." Our focus is to introduce creative and innovative individuals who are trendsetters through articles with a strong emphasis on photojournalism as well. We want our readers to feel inspired and motivated, and our articles must truly generate a cosmopolitan, non-gender specific, and have a culturally and ethnically diverse feel to our readers.

 

All correspondence should be sent by way of email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you plan to query us with a story proposal, please include two samples of your journalistic writing. For articles submitted on spec, manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and no more than 3,000 words in length.  E-mail queries must be fully developed and must include two samples of your journalistic writing.  It usually takes four to six weeks for us to respond to your query or manuscript.  We do not accept queries made over the phone.

 

VERTIKAL LIVE RADIO PROGRAMS

Women On The Rise – Description of program

Women on the Rise is a continuing series that can be heard on the Vertikal Life Talk Radio. It's "Real Talk," about sharing the challenges and successes of life while pursuing your passion, and inspiring best practices advice that lifts others up.

Often times the information you get on paper or read on the internet does not have as much of an impact than when someone who has experienced can tell the story. Our hope is to get more women of other cultures and ethnic groups to be a part of our Women On The Rise Program, so we are reaching out to women worldwide and let them help us make that impact.

Whether you are a Stay-at-Home Mom, Teacher, Farmer, Entertainer or a CEO, you have valuable information to pass down to those who are discovering their paths, and their voice. Add your voice for the future generations and their success.  If you are interested in being a guest on our program contact with the required submission articles:

 

  • Bio (Must be at least 3 paragraphs)
  • Pictures (Large Color Photos)
  • Business Description
  • Links and Website

 

A Taste Of Ink – Description of program

A Taste Of Ink LIVE Radio is a VertiKal MagaZine program that can be heard Saturday at 10:00 AM AZ time, on Vertikal Live Radio. We have an interesting lineup of your favorite and new Authors, Publishers, Agents, Editors, and Bookclubs. We introduce you to new authors and help you engage with the world of ink. Listen in to past programs here.  If you are interested in being a guest on our program contact with the required submission articles:

  • Bio
  • Pictures of Author/Book
  • Book Synopsis
  • Digital Copy or Kindle of Book for Review
  • Links and Website

 

 

Vertikal Reading Room – Description of program

The Reading Room is a Global Book Community created for individuals without access to books. Here they can hear a good book and stay engaged with the world. THE READING ROOM has an amazing new app that has been designed to help give people a chance to experience the imagination-based entertainment of America's Radio Days with online book readings which are set to music and where listeners can stick around and discuss the chapters with each other and continue to engage other members of the community after the series.  If you are interested in being a guest on our program contact with the required submission articles:

  • Bio
  • Pictures Author/Book
  • Book Synopsis
  • Send Digital Copy for review
  • links and Website
  • Submission Fee: $50.00 (If Book Accepted)

Book Reviews - $15.00

CATEGORIES AT VERTIKAL 

  • Cultural Chef
  • Recipes or Food Suggestions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • The Journey of an Entrepreneur
  • Destinations
  • Travelogue or Off The Beaten Path 
  • Art & Culture 
  • Sustainability
  • Wellness 
  • Fashion Culture

 

MUSIC REVIEWS

Coming Soon

MOVIE REVIEWS

Coming Soon

 

PREFERRED FORMATTING

12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins. At the top of the first page, include the following:
• article title
• author's name
• address and daytime phone number
• e-mail address and/or fax number
• date
• approximate word count
Current-events articles and articles with appropriate photos or artwork get top priority in our processing procedure.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSIONS

VERTIKAL LIFE Magazine believes that each story is enhanced by photos of its subjects and characters, which help draw in the readers. Articles submitted with appropriate pictures (or for which pictures are available) receive the highest priority. We will be happy to accept photos for articles as either digital files or hard-copy originals and have prepared these guidelines to help you provide us images of the best quality.

 

DIGITAL IMAGES

• Images can be sent via email (one or two at a time) or mailed to American Life League on CD
• Digital photos need to be uncompressed, high-resolution PNG files, JPEG files (.jpg) or TIFF (.tiff) files.
• The minimum file size that will be accepted is 600 x 900 pixels (two inches by three inches, at a resolution of 300 dpi [dots per inch]). We prefer images of 2240 x 1680 pixels or higher.
• Please note that images that look great on a web page won't always work in print. For example, a 360 x 504-pixel image that appears to be 5 x 7 inches at the web resolution of 72 dpi will shrink to 1 x 1.5 inches at the print resolution of 300 dpi.


RESOURCES/SOURCES

• Specific club affiliation, except in the How I'm Doing It department.
• Although we expect you to do your own fact checking and get approvals from your quoted sources, we like to have their contact info just in case major changes occur and we need a new quote, clarification on a certain point, to get a second round of approval, etc. If they don't have email, note that and provide a fax number instead.
• Please supply (at the bottom of your finished article) a list of all your significant references (quoted individuals as well as referenced books, Web sites, etc.), along with contact info and/or bibliographic info as appropriate. The more specific you can be the better. For example, when citing a study, provide as a backup the exact URL where you found it.
• If you quote a book or magazine, we need the complete title, author, publisher, and year and page number info (although we won't actually print all that as part of the reference, it's good to have). If you quote a person, we need name, title, organization or company, phone, email, address, etc. The more thorough and meticulous you can be about all this, the better. Seems like a minor detail, but it takes ages to track down if we have to do it later.

 

DEADLINES

We take them seriously. We are working on very tight editorial turnarounds, and if you are late getting us your copy, our job very quickly becomes a real issue.

 

CHANGES

Depending on how things look, we may do one or two rounds of changes with you (meaning we may ask you to make changes or fill in holes and resubmit) and/or we may do additional copy changes on this end.  If we've asked you to make substantive changes and don't see them adequately handled in your rewrite (and particularly if we don't have time to send the piece back to you again) we may "have at" your piece. Whenever possible, we strive to retain your original structure, content, and tone. We do, however, reserve the right to make sweeping changes if we see them as necessary. And sometimes we do. Please don't take these changes personally. We frequently add and delete whole sidebars, chunks, subheads, blurbs, captions, etc. We may rework quotes. We may cut or add copy. In other words, we may edit.

 

REVIEW

You will generally have an opportunity to review an article at least once (and occasionally twice) before it goes to print. During this review, we ask that you do your final round of fact checking, confirm quotes (particularly tweaked quotes), triple-check name and company spellings, book titles, Web addresses, etc. We also want to make sure you are happy with the piece overall. If you aren't, please let us know so we can work it out.

 

BY LINES AND BIOS

All feature articles get bylined. Some (but not all) departments get bylined, too. It just depends on room, content, etc. If you feel strongly about being bylined (or not being bylined) for a particular piece, particularly one that has been heavily edited, please let us know.

 

LAST THOUGHTS

When in doubt about anything, ask. Always, always feel free to call or email with questions or if we can be of help in any way. Okay. That is about it. Thanks for taking the time to read this. We're delighted to be working with you. Happy writing!

 

 

 

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