Writers' Guidelines


The articles included in IMPACT Magazine are provided primarily by experts in the industries of health, fitness, and sport performance. IMPACT Magazine is a valuable source of information to the public about western Canada's individual sport and fitness world and, as such, all editorial should have a regional focus on these topics. Please familiarize yourself with back issues of IMPACT Magazine to ensure you are familiar with our editorial mandate and focus. All published materials are purchased on a “first time in a regional market” basis for publication in the print magazine and on the IMPACT Magazine Web site. Although writers are welcome to re-use material for other stories, the re-used material should not be in a competing market.

IMPACT Magazine rarely accepts submissions “on spec.” Please approach the editor with a written query, outlining the parameters of the article, the length, sources, etc. before submitting a completed manuscript. We do not accept as “editorial” articles that profile and promote a specific business or service. (Please call our advertising department for rates and advertising information.)

IMPACT Magazine is a bi-monthly publication; submission deadlines are sixteen weeks prior to the publishing date. E-mail the article in a Microsoft Word or text format (Mac or PC format).

The length of published articles varies. Department stories range from 600 words to 1,800 words. IMPACT Magazine compensates writers whose qualifications and work meet our specific guidelines (available from the editor). We are happy to accept photos or illustrations and will give photos credit where due. Digital images must be a minimum of 300 dpi.

Please note that IMPACT retains the right to edit submissions for length, clarity, tone, and focus.

For editorial contributions, please contact:
Chris Welner
(403) 228-0605
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