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 Freelance Writers' Guidelines 

open, print, sign & return our  Freelance Agreement.doc with your article submission (MS Word format)

We want American Digger to be your magazine, and welcome your article submissions with photos.

What we look for:

True accounts of relic/artifact hunting/collecting not previously published  - including internet publications.

Educational/historical facts based on hints and tips.

Historical recoveries from World War II back in time.
From 1200 to 2500 words. 


Emailed submissions in Microsoft Word preferred or snail mail  floppy disk or CD. 
**If only typed manuscript is submitted this greatly increases the time frame before publication.
Last name in upper corner of each page; word count on title page.
Do not send us your only copy.  Keep a back up!
Self addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage if return desired.


3 complementary copies
Business Card or Classified Ad in the issue your article is published


Completed manuscripts with a brief cover letter are considered.
Email or snail mail query letters with submission ideas if desired.

List references and/or sources if applicable.
Include a brief (30 words or less) author bio.

Sampling of Readers Requests:
Personal accounts


How to research 

Maintenance of detectors


Gold Digging

Safety & what to carry when digging

Historical beach/water hunting

Club Histories/great finds

Reconstructing broken bottles/pots or artillery ground bursts


Military artifacts

Getting permission

Museums of interest

Getting kids into digging

How to get in shape for digging/exercising

Cleaning/displaying recoveries

Beginner tips




Indian artifacts


Maintenance of detectors

Indian Wars/West

Water Hunting


Photo Guidelines:

Minimum of 8 photos to accompany article preferred (more is better).

Original photos by the author or used with permission.

High resolution digital photos may be emailed  300dpi minimum.

Color or B&W prints   Color preferred.

We use only pictures that are sharply focused and have good contrast.

Keep backgrounds simple.

35mm slow speed film or digital (300dpi or higher)

No Polaroids

Make the subject the main focus of the photo close as possible on pictures of finds fill the frame.

Detailed captions including names of persons in pictures, locations, and identification of finds

Return Policy:

Photos and manuscript returned only if a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope and written request for their return is included with the original submission.

Our Mission

American Digger  is published bi-monthly for the pleasure and education of relic hunters, metal detectorists, digging enthusiasts and collectors of American historical artifacts.  Care is taken to create a publication that is accurate, informative, exciting, enjoyable and comprehensive with an emphasis on spreading information about metal detecting and collecting historical artifacts.  Our goal is to be the foremost leading periodical dealing with the pursuit of American relics.

Submissions should be mailed to:

American Digger Magazine
P.O. Box 126
Acworth, GA 30101

Email submissions:  American Digger Publisher

(Both articles and photos for Just Dug)




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