True West's Submissions Guidelines

True West Magazine Submission Guidelines

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TRUE WEST relates our American West history back to the present day, to show readers the important role our heritage plays in keeping the spirit of the West alive during our everyday travels and adventures out West.

True West magazine (established in 1953) is published 12 times, including a bonus "Best of the West" Source Book.

True West's features and departments tie the history of the Old West—focusing mainly between 1800 to 1910—to the modern Western lifestyle through enticing narrative and intelligent analysis.

We actively seek out creative writers who can infuse their articles with personality and humor. Even though the magazine does not publish fiction or poetry, such creative talents can be utilized for True West by writing narrative journalism that humanizes the facts.

The editors encourage each writer to keep his or her ear to the ground and inform us about new research or upcoming anniversaries concerning Old West icons and historic events and places. We also want to hear about any big, exciting projects that are keeping the lore of the West alive and well in your local community.

True West seeks to establish long-term relationships with writers who conduct excellent research, provide a fresh look at an old subject, write well, hit deadlines and provide manuscripts at the assigned word length (generally no more than 1,500 words, for features). Such writers tend to get repeat assignments.


We accept article proposals via mail (no e-mail queries). Materials should be sent to:

P.O. Box 8008
Cave Creek, AZ 85327


Please note: Any material sent to Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell, whether via e-mail or mail, will not receive a response. Material must be sent to the Editor. Please click on the below links for specific details.


We appreciate your interest and desire in becoming part of our True West family
of writers and researchers


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True West captures the spirit of the American West with authenticity, personality and humor by linking our history to our present. Whether you call it the Wild West, the Old West or the Far West, America's frontier history comes to life in True West, the world's oldest, continuously published Western Americana magazine.

Western movie fans, re-enactors, history buffs and road warriors, we got your history covered: outlaw, cowboy, Indian, lawman, gunfighter, fur trapper, miner, prospector, gambler, soldier, entertainer and pioneer. Check out these True Westerners now!

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