Submissions: Images

Image Submissions

As we are a magazine, visuals are important to us! Please include a list of imagery that is available for publication with the article. We especially love seeing historical photographs or a mixture of historical and contemporary imagery that will help bring authenticity to your proposed story. Sending the scans for us to review along with your query is even better. If you do not own the originals and will have to obtain the scans after acceptance, please send image as lo-res scan, at the very least; only include images that you will be able to send to us later as hi-resolution files. Articles with publishable, quality art have a higher chance of being published in the magazine. If we have images in our archives that will go along with your article, please cite issue date, article name and page #.

Images submitted to True West must meet the following publishing standards:

• Scans must be a minimum 300 PPI optimal resolution scan, but preferably 600 PPI or higher.

• We prefer all photos to be 8x11 at this size, but the starting point is 4x5.

• NOTE: No originals should be submitted that need to be returned; response will be sent via e-mail. True West is not responsible for any unsolicited photographs (all imagery should be sent as hi-resolution scans, so the originals remain safe with you).

In the case of historical photographs, please do not send in photographs of a photograph. The image must be the closest to the original photo as possible, either based off of the negative or the original photograph itself. We recognize that, in some cases, what you have may be all that is available. If that is the case, please indicate the reason in your query.


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