Golden West Magazine

Official Publication of Region 21 Sweet Adelines International

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Printing of Golden West Magazine has been suspended due to COVID-19.

About Golden West Magazine

Golden West Magazine is the official publication of Golden West Region 21 Sweet Adelines International. Published three times a year, the magazine serves the needs of Sweet Adelines with vital information and communication presented in a high-quality four-color glossy publication. Golden West Magazine is filled with news, images, and color— reflecting the vibrancy of the region itself.

The goal of the publication is to have every chorus, every quartet, every member of Region 21 involved with Golden West Magazine. As readers, contributors, and advertisers, the members of Regional 21 can use the magazine to build connections to sister Sweet Adelines.

Region 21—Golden West Magazine needs your participation! Let us know what your chorus and/or quartet are doing. Send us photos from events, rehearsals, parties—anything you might like to share with the region. And we are always looking for fresh talent—photographers and writers who would like to work “on assignment” are encouraged to inquire.

Back issues are available in pdf form. For more information about how you can be involved with Golden West Magazine, refer to the Media Kit below. Other inquiries? Contact the editor, Karen Laderman.

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Editorial Statement

Golden West Magazine is the official publication of Sweet Adelines International Region 21. The founding and current editor is Karen Laderman (Harborlites Chorus). Stories and photos published in Golden West Magazine are about the people and events of the region. Coverage of regional news includes the Regional Management Team, choruses, quartets, special programs, educational events, performances, and, of course, competitions. If it matters to the region and its membership, it will be in Golden West Magazine.

Regular features of the magazine include:

  • Regional Management Team Communications
  • Chorus and Quartet Updates
  • Young Women In Harmony Information
  • Regional Calendar

Editorial Calendar 2019-2020

Golden West Magazine is published three times a year for distribution at Summer Seminar, MusicFest (if applicable), and Spring Contest. The publication closes approximately five weeks prior to distribution and all materials are due approximately one month prior to distribution. Press dates are subject to change.

Issue: Summer 2019 Fall/Winter 2019 Spring 2020
Space Reservations: June 11, 2019 September 24, 2019 February 18, 2020
Copy/Art Due: June 18, 2019 October 1, 2019 February 25, 2020
Distribution: July 19, 2019 October 29, 2019 April 2, 2020


Summer 2019—Results of the Spring Competition, including other regional contests with Region 21 participants. Distributed at “Camp Orange Blossom” Summer Seminar in Ontario, CA.

Fall/Winter 2019—Highlights from Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition in New Orleans, LA and Summer Seminar. Distributed by mail via chorus leadership.

Spring 2020—Year in Review, with a special emphasis on Young Women in Harmony coverage. Introduction of the new Region 21 Management Team. Distributed at Spring Convention and Competition in Phoenix, AZ.

Technical Requirements

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.