Submission Guidelines

Railroads Illustrated 2015DAY IN NORTH AMERICA 2017

The next Day in North America (DINA) will be June 10, 2017! The deadline for DINA 2017 submissions is July 1, 2017. See “Submitting Photographs” below for instructions on how to send your entries.

FEATURE-LENGTH ARTICLES

Railroads Illustrated is an annual publication showcasing the exciting world of railroading of yesterday and today. We welcome articles on all aspects of  railroading in North America, both contemporary and historic. We do not accept any works of fiction or satire.

Not sure where to begin? Your submitted article should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Some background information on your subject is always a welcome introduction. Never assume the reader is familiar with your subject, but resist the urge to over-explain. What makes your subject interesting to you? What will make it interesting to an outsider?

Please contact editor Cinthia Priest before submitting your story.

SUBMITTING MANUSCRIPTS

We cannot accept any material that is handwritten or otherwise not provided in an electronic format. We prefer that article text is transmitted to us as a Microsoft Word document via email. Photography must accompany your article for consideration (no more than 80). See below for details about submitting photography.

Additional material, such as maps and other artwork should be sent by regular mail. Finished map artwork will be created by the art department, we can work with rough sketches and diagrams. Please include a self-addressed envelope so we can return your materials if desired.

Railroads Illustrated and White River Productions assumes no responsibility for the return of unsolicited photographs or articles. You can mail your materials to:

Railroads Illustrated Annual
Attn: Cinthia Priest, Editor

14512 NW 73rd Street
Parkville, MO 64152

SUBMITTING PHOTOGRAPHS

Railroads Illustrated Annual is produced using computers, and as a result, we prefer to work with digital images for photography. We are seeking bold, creative views that stand out from the rest. All digital images should be at minimum 300dpi and 3000 pixels across (roughly equivalent to a 10×8 image); and saved as either high-quality JPG or TIFF file.  Please contact us for FTP information.

We cannot use images made from home consumer scanners, nor can we work with duplicate slides. We prefer that you send original slides and color transparencies for our staff to scan and return to you. We can work with black-and-white prints provided that they are 8×10 or larger. We cannot accept negatives or color prints. Each submitted image must have the photographer’s name and address on the back of all originals.

Railroads Illustrated Annual and White River Productions assumes no responsibility for the return of unsolicited photographs or articles. You can mail your materials to:

Railroads Illustrated Annual
Attn: Cinthia Priest, Editor
14512 NW 73rd Street
Parkville, MO 64152

RIGHTS AND COMPENSATION

PDFRailroads Illustrated Annual pays for submissions featured in the print edition after publication. Payment will be processed upon publication of the printed edition. Submissions to the RRI web site are contributed gratis. Download this form and return it to us so you can be compensated for your work that appears in the Railroads Illustrated Annual.

QUESTIONS?

You can contact the staff of Railroads Illustrated Annual if you have any questions about the submission process.