Thank you for your interest in writing for Edible Wasatch. We are a locally owned and operated magazine and member of Edible Communities, a growing, award-winning, nationwide network 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."
Edible Wasatch is published quarterly. Each issue emphasizes the current season with a focus on the Wasatch Range and surrounding valleys (Cache, Rich, Weber, Morgan, Davis, Summit, Salt Lake, Utah and Wasatch counties). We look both for subjects that are 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.
The primary qualification for contributors is an ability to write in an authentic, informative, original, accurate, and interesting manner. (Extra points for good humor and fresh perspectives.) To demonstrate this, potential contributors should submit writing samples along with a brief biography detailing their interests, background, and publishing experience if applicable. Also include a list of topics you would like to write about, along with a brief description of the content and approach you would take. Generally, writers generate their own topics, but occasionally, the editor makes specific assignments based on writers' interests and knowledge.
Recipes to accompany articles are highly desirable, but they must be original and carefully tested. If they are not original, permission for reprint must be obtained and paid for by the submitter. Likewise, all sources for information in the article should be cited, and if passages from published (including Web published) material are included, permission for use must be obtained.
Articles can range in size from around 500-3000 words, with the length determined by what seems best for the particular topic. Payment is based on complexity and polish of the submitted article. In some cases, the editor will negotiate a set fee for an article in advance, but writers submitting for the first time should not expect a commitment until their final draft has been approved. We pay for first time rights to publication. Ownership of published articles and recipes reverts to the author after the current issue has expired.