Golden West Magazine is a standard magazine-sized publication with varying column layouts. It is printed “direct to press” at 150 line screen on #100 Gloss Book from an Adobe InDesign for Mac electronic file.
Text Submissions (Including Classified Ads/Love Notes): All text must to be submitted electronically in the body of an e-mail. DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS for text-only submissions. Indicate the nature of your contribution in the subject line (e.g. ConTempo quartet submission, RMT column, YWIH Fund update submission, etc.). Send your text-only submissions to the editor by the copy/art deadline. Classified ads/love notes payments must also be received by the copy/art deadline. No classified ad or Love Note will be printed without payment. Text submissions are limited to 250 words, are subject to editing, and will be included at the editor’s discretion on a space-available basis. Earlier submissions will receive preferential treatment in space-available situations. Please include a contact e-mail and phone number for all text submissions. Chorus columns should indicate the author (who may or may not be the submitting party). Quartet columns should be “signed” by the quartet members in “tenor, lead, baritone, bass” order. All other contributors should include their relevant “titles” for each submission.
Photo Submissions: Photo submissions are welcome/encouraged. Please send your photos as electronic files in .tiff or .jpeg format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at no less than 3” wide. Please provide the photographer’s name, so that a photo credit may be given. Also provide the following identification information: photographer’s chorus, event or setting, date, name(s) and chorus or quartet affiliation of all subjects within the image (working from back to front and left to right). For example, “Image #2: (from Holly Harmony, Happy Chorus) Ladies from the Happy Chorus work at their boutique table at 2013 Summer Seminar in Prescott, AZ; from left to right: Molly Smith, Molly’s mom Mindy Smith, and Mary Jones, all of the Happy Chorus.” If you do not have full identification information, please submit your images with as much information as you have. Images will be included at the editor’s discretion on a space-available basis. Hard copy prints are discouraged but may be submitted. If you wish to have your photos returned, submit them with a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE).
Artwork/Advertising Submissions: All submitted content (including chorus and quartet logos and other graphics) must be in CMYK color space with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at finished size (see below for finished sizes for advertising). Advertisements must be submitted electronically. For best results, send all artwork in CMYK .tiff or .eps file format with fonts outlined and images embedded. The press-quality .pdf may be submitted, but if you choose to submit a .pdf file, quality may not be commensurate with expectations. Please submit artwork via e-mail to the editor or, if file size makes this impractical, use dropbox or a similar service or mail a CD or DVD to Golden West Magazine c/o KAL Publications, Inc. 559 S. Harbor Blvd. Ste. A, Anaheim, CA 92805. If you need your media returned, please include a SASE.