If you’d like to pitch a story to WNC magazine, please review our guidelines.
WNC includes articles on notable residents, outstanding homes, issues facing the region, history, arts, environmental initiatives, outdoor activities, foodways, health and wellness, and natural and cultural points of interest. Articles range in length from 200-word stories in the Guideposts section to 2,000-word features, and all content is exclusive to the Western North Carolina region.
WNC is always accepting story pitches and stories do not necessarily have to go with the theme of the issue.
Prior to submitting your ideas, please review previous issues to get a sense of the tone and purpose of each department. To submit, please send us the following:
Please e-mail queries to Editor-in-Chief Melissa Reardon at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to WNC magazine, Editorial Department, P.O. Box 1330, Asheville, NC 28802. Please allow up to three months for a response.
Theme: Why We Love WNC
Pitches Due: November 2, 2018
Theme: Home & Garden
Pitches Due: December 3, 2018
Theme: Travel & Outdoors
Pitches Due: January 25, 2019
Theme: Our Land & Bounty
(an issue focused on our natural resources: land, forests, water)
Pitches Due: February 25, 2019
Theme: Fall in the Mountains
Pitches Due: April 19, 2019
Theme: Food & Drink
Pitches Due: June 14, 2019