Submission Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions
- Frequently Asked Questions About Submissions
- Frequently Asked Questions About Subscriptions
- Frequently Asked Questions About Customer Care
We want your photos and stories! Farm & Ranch Living is about farm and ranch folks like you sharing their experiences and memories, and we want to make sharing as easy as possible. At the same time, there are a few things we need to get your story in the pages. To give us all a hand, here’s our Submission Guidelines:
SEND CONTRIBUTIONS TO: Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Farm & Ranch Living, 5400 S. 60th St., Greendale, WI 53129.
TELL US WHERE TO FIND YOU: Include your full contact information—mailing address, daytime phone number and email address if you have one.
SHARE YOUR SNAPSHOTS: If you’re mailing your photo, don’t chance losing your original! Any photo department can make a print or reprint for pocket change.
If you’re emailing, just attach your digital file. It should be your standard .jpg or .jpeg file, and size should be at least 1800x1200 pixels, or a file size of at least 1MB.
SAVE YOUR STAMPS: We love your mail so much, we’re keeping it! Please, send only copies of stories and photographs, and no SASEs.
WHAT YOU’LL GET: If we print your submission, you’ll receive a complimentary advance copy of that issue, plus a thank-you gift. For stories that run a page or more, that gift is a check for $250. Contributors published in "Mailbox" receive a gift certificate for a one-year subscription (which can be used as a subscription extension.) Most other contributors get a hand-forged iron dinner triangle as our token of gratitude for contributing to another great issue of F&RL!
DIARISTS WANTED: Your farm or ranch could be featured in a future issue of Farm & Ranch Living! It starts with you contacting us and telling us a little about your operation. If you are selected, you will be assigned a month to keep a daily journal, and a professional photographer will come out and take pictures at your farm or ranch. When your story is printed, you’ll receive a check for $250 plus 10 advance copies of the issue it appears in to share with family and friends.
AND THE FINE PRINT: By submitting material for publication, you grant Readers Digest Association, LLC, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and licensees use of the material, including your name, hometown and state. We may modify, reproduce and distribute it in any medium and in any manner or appropriate place. We may contact you via phone, email or mail regarding your submission.
Q: I submitted a story or photos a while back, but I haven’t heard anything. Why?
Q: I have a comment, not a story. How should I send it?
Q: I am a professional photographer and would like to submit photos for publication. How do I do that?
Q: If I send you a story, does that mean I no longer own it?
Q: How do I contact Customer Care? I have a question about my subscription.
Q: I just sent in my payment. Why am I still getting subscription reminders in the mail?
Q: My magazine is late. What should I do?
Q: Where can I purchase a single issue, or a back issue?
Q: I would like old magazines for my school, church or community group. Can you help?
Q: I’m looking for a story from an old issue of Farm & Ranch Living. Can you help?
Q: I read an article and would like to contact the author. Could you send me his or her address?
Q: I am an artist and would like to paint one of the photographs in your magazine. Can I have permission to do so?
Q: Our club has a free newsletter that goes out to member. Is it OK if we include one of your articles, because it pertains to our hobby?