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
of relic/artifact hunting/collecting not previously published - including
Educational/historical facts based on hints and tips.
recoveries from World War II back in time.
From 1200 to 2500 words.
Emailed submissions in Microsoft Word
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:
How to research
Safety & what to carry when digging
Club Histories/great finds
Reconstructing broken bottles/pots or artillery ground
Getting kids into digging
How to get in shape for digging/exercising
Maintenance of detectors
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
use only pictures that are sharply focused and have good contrast.
Keep backgrounds simple.
35mm slow speed film or digital (300dpi or higher)
Make the subject the main focus of
the photo – close as possible on pictures of finds – fill the frame.
including names of persons in pictures, locations, and
identification of finds
Photos and manuscript returned only
if a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope and written request for their return is
included with the original submission.
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
American Digger Publisher
(Both articles and photos for Just Dug)