California Northern Magazine is a biannual publication exploring the region's cultures, environments, histories, and identities. It provides a rare California-based forum for exceptional essays, long-form journalism, literature, and photography, and distinguishes itself from traditional regional media by balancing its local emphasis with a level of sophistication and depth typically found in larger national publications.
We are currently seeking submissions for Issue Two!
For nonfiction, please submit a query letter. Nonfiction submissions must be between 2,500 and 12,000 words in length and be grounded in Northern California (e.g. a piece could address an issue that significantly affects Northern California, an event that occurred here, or a local resident). Essays, first-person narratives, and reportage are all welcome.
For fiction, please submit a story in its entirety. Authors should reside in Northern California.
Each issue of California Northern Magazine features a contributing photographer who provides one photo essay and a series of additional photos that appear throughout the magazine. To be considered for this role, please submit no more than ten photos taken in Northern California and a cover letter.
Send submissions via email or mail them to:
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Compensation for and rights to submissions and photos will be negotiated upon acceptance.