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Here's what we look for in a query!

Query Recommendations

We highly recommend that your query share the following information:

1. How your story idea connects the history to the present day

2. How your article differs in presentation of information from other articles on this topic

3. What vein will your article be written in—will it be humorous? investigative? interpretative? critical/analytical? brief snapshot?

4. Will the article share a revelation about the Old West or something newsworthy?

5. A list of sources you plan on using for your article.

6. A document containing the hi-res images you can provide to accompany the article. Any necessary permissions for publication must be secured by the author.

Query Response

Queries usually take up to three months to receive a response. Please keep that lead time in mind, particularly when wanting to pitch a timely article.

If you have not heard back from us, please send a follow-up e-mail one month after the work has been submitted; please include a copy of the work in question and the date you submitted it. If you still have not heard a response, please contact the Editor via phone (888-687-1881) or via mail. The Internet does wonders, but e-mails do get lost in transit or deleted as "junk" mail by our Internet provider from time to time; snail mail can also get lost, should the address not be recorded correctly.

If you do phone, please be sure to leave a brief message, stating your name, phone # (please repeat twice), the name of the query you are concerned about and the date you submitted it.

Please do follow up with us! We do not want to miss out on your wonderful story ideas!

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Mission

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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