Write for BassResource!
Are you an avid angler with a passion for writing? Then write for BassResource.com! Discover how easy it is inside.
BassResource.com is devoted to both casual and tournament bass anglers throughout the world. BassResource.com reflects the lifestyle of the angler, the challenge, joy and excitement of bass fishing for both beginner and seasoned pro alike.
Our mission is to deliver an entertaining mix of editorial, objective evaluations of new lures, boats, electronics, fishing gear, equipment and accessories; lively feature stories that embody the adventure of the sport; and in-depth, how-to articles that have an immediate impact on the lives of our site visitors.
Many of our favorite features are simultaneously entertaining, practical and instructive. In addition, our articles are photograph and media experience rich. Writers are encouraged to also be photographers, and to think about photography while they think about writing.
We prefer original, exclusive content not found elsewhere. Please do not submit articles you have submitted to other sites.
- Articles should be in Word format (.doc). We cannot work with Mac files.
- Articles should be at least 1,200 words, preferably more than 1,800.
- Articles should have at least three images, although we reserve the right to use a subset of submitted images.
- Articles should NOT have images embedded in them (such as is possible in Word format). Attach them a separate files to your e-mail instead, or use dropbox.com for large files.
- Images should be no less than 300 pixels wide and should be original copies whenever possible.
- We prefer JPG files less than 1.0 meg in size sent via e-mail. If you have larger digital files please, please post them on a share for download, such as dropbox.com. Don't send large files over the Internet.
- General requirements: Sharp focus, good variety of close-up and overall shots, even lighting, good saturation in warm colors.
- Image filenames should be called image01.jpg, image02.jpg, image03.jpg and so on.
- To indicate where you want images to appear in an article write [image01.jpg], [image02.jpg], [image03.jpg] and so on in the text wherever you want the image to appear. Please include caption text where appropriate.
- Include your own passport-like photograph, so we can profile you next to your article. Include a brief bio with your photograph, including sponsors if applicable.
- Use a valid e-mail address.
- The article must be your original work. Plagiarized or copyrighted material is strictly prohibited.
- Unless you are a professional, credentialed outdoor writer, no payments are made for publishing articles or for any information provided by manufacturers or distributors. Your article will not be sold to any other publication.
What not to send
Please do not send us an article that is sent to other fishing sites. We prefer original, exclusive content not found elsewhere.
BassResource.com is not the market for stories about: surfing, wetlands restoration, commercial fishing, boating accident reports, PETA, controversial topics, your beef with a tournament organization or government entity, and marketing hype.
General Writing Tips
- Try to keep 'on topic'. Being conversational is encouraged; being funny is ok when it's clearly a joke; but being long-winded with irrelevant information is not. Don't say "I managed to get a few days off from work because my boss got bit by a rabid bat that he found in his wife's dresser, so while he was in hospital he didn't know that I was out of the office" when you can say "I was on vacation".
- Do not use abbreviations such as 'temp' for 'temperature', 'lb' for 'pound', 'oz' for 'ounce', 12" for 12 inch, 12' for 12 feet. That's fine for e-mails, but not for journalism. Please do not abbreviate.
- Lure colors are not proper names. Please do not capitalize them.
- Try not to be too dismissive of anything, anyone or anywhere, because some people can take offense at anything. If you're going to be critical about something, be specific and state why you are being critical, and back your reasons up. However, as a rule of thumb, don't be critical.
- Check your spelling!
- Check your grammar!
- Check your punctuation, sentence structure, and English! In short, the article must be suitable for print.
- BassResource.com reserves the right to modify/edit articles before publication to conform to our guidelines and for proofing purposes.
- Finally - dare to be different! Don't worry about taking risks with your article writing. If you think you have a crazy idea that you might be able to pull off, then go for it! We aren't expecting a load of writing clones! We have plenty of crankbait, spinnerbait, jig, plastic worm, and sponsorship articles. Originality is highly encouraged.
When you're ready to submit your article, e-mail us at authors at bassresource.com.
If you wish to submit press releases, please send them to pressreleases at bassresource.com
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