If you have a story idea  to post on SeniorsSkiing.com, please consider this:

  • We are a short-read magazine.  Our stories are 500 words.  Okay, maybe 600, but that’s really our limit.
  • Please provide pictures as a separate file with your submission.  Hi-res JPEG is acceptable.  We will edit, crop or photoshop as necessary.
  • All photos must be accompanied by permission from the photographer to publish.  Also provide the name or owner of the photograph for credit, i.e., Joe Jones or ISHA photograph.
  • Please ensure people depicted in photographs sign our Standard Photograph Release .  (See below). Please either scan the signed release and email to mike@seniorsskiing.com or mail to Box 416, Hamilton, MA, 01936.
  • We are happy to give you credit for your posting.  Provide a few sentences describing your skiing background , career interests or distinguishing characteristics for a short author bio.
  • We welcome volunteer contributions.  That means that at this time there is no payment for published posts, a policy subject to change.
  • In submitting a post, we ask that you do not submit it simultaneously to any other skiing, boarding,snow-shoeing or senior-related website, blog or magazine.
  • We will edit your submission to conform to our style.

How to Submit

Gunstock Rope Tow Circa 1960 Credit: New England Ski Museum
Gunstock Rope Tow Circa 1960
Credit: New England Ski Museum

1.  Remember our audience:  active senior snow sport enthusiasts.  Some have decades of experience and expertise, well-traveled enthusiasts.  Others are less skilled, may have just started again after many years or on the way back from   injury or illness.

2.  Review our categories and add a senior slant:  Features are interesting posts about people, places and things that are unusual, newsworthy or funny.  Gear is about equipment that our demographic will find useful, comfortable, warm or helpful.  Destinations are resorts, areas, hotels, restaurants thats pin their service for the 50+ consumer or  that we find especially friendly.  Nostalgia  is focused on skiing, boarding, snow-shoeing either long, long ago or in your own past; focus on curiosities, both well-known or lesser-known heroes and their achievements, historic places, little-known ski museums, and the like.

3.  Read other posts, get a sense of our style, and see if you can match our tone.  We aim to be entertaining, fun, slightly irreverent, always interesting and engaging.

3.  Submit your manuscript as a Word document and attach any photo files to mike@seniorsskiing.com.  Also attach a scan of the Standard Photograph Release Form signed by the subjects in a photo.  We know that might be a bit of a bother, but it protects everyone.

4.  We’ll let you know when your posting will appear.

 

Standard Release Form

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