Materials required for advertisements
to run in Durango Magazine as of February 1, 2013:
MacIntosh format CD with SWOP-compliant proof, see details below.
Space: March 18, 2013
Materials: April 1, 2013
2. AD DIMENSIONS
Two page spread
Full page bleed
Full page non-bleed
2/3 page (2 columns)
1/2 page (island)
1/2 page (horizontal)
1/3 page (vertical)
1/3 page (square)
1/6 page (vertical)
1/6 page (horizontal)
Web offset, four-color process, SWOP
FILE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
CD; Macintosh format
Submit only one version of ad
Alternate versions and/or backup materials are discouraged; if absolutely needed, place in separate "backup" folder
||CMYK only (no RGB images or colors)
|| Resolution: CMYK or Grayscale - 300 dpi (min/max) / B&W Bitmap - 100 dpi (min/max)
Ink density: 300% maximum ink density for four-color (raster or vector)
Crop and size all images: 300 dpi, 100% when placed in ad
PDF: CMYK, 300 dpi, all fonts and images embedded, no crop marks. Click here to download printer preferred PDF settings
Photoshop TIFF or PSD: no compression and no layers
Color Ads: CMYK, 300 dpi (min/max); 300% maximum ink density
B&W Ads with photos or screens: Grayscale, 300 dpi (min/max)
B&W Ads, line art only: Bitmap, 1200 dpi (min/max)
Illustrator EPS (CS5 or earlier)
Convert all elements, including fonts to outline
Embed all images, 300 dpi (min/max), CMYK (300% maximum ink density) or Grayscale
||SWOP-compliant proof on commercial-grade base, 100% or actual size, required for all ads
5. AD PREPARATION TIPS:
- Two-page spreads: Keep "live"
elements 1/4" from each side of center gutter, i.e., crossover
- Use a two-color black (C40, K100)
for large, flat black areas (backgrounds, large type, etc.)
- For a rich black (four-color), use
C60, M40, Y30, K100
- Screen-build colors - do not exceed
300% maximum ink density (total of all CMYK percentages)
- All ads must have border or background
color that extends to full ad size area
- No coupons, hyphens or broken borders
- By mail to P.O. Box 3408, Durango,
- Call your account executive to arrange
for pickup, 385-4030
- Drop off to 128-A West 14th Street, call first
make sure ad materials are as requested. Non-conforming materials
will not be accepted, with late fees charged for submissions or re-submissions
after materials deadline. Materials are not returned unless requested
in writing. Please include contact information for the person who creates
Deadline for Summer/Fall 2013:
Durango Magazine buys one-time publishing rights
for six months of exclusive usage (during current issue circulation) --
exclusive for cover and large photos; non-exclusive for photos less than
Every effort will be made to process payment within thirty (30)
days of receipt of your invoice.
Credit lines are given except on website.
A payment of $35 is made if a minimum of 20 photos are submitted,
but none are published.
Black-and-white payment rates are one-half of color payment rates.
Black-and-white photos are typically used only for historic stories. Please
submit color photos only.
Color rates are as follows:
Two-page Rate (one photo) = $500
Web Use = $35
Rate structure has changed to a two-page rate,
more in keeping with the way the magazine is laid out during the design
process. Published photos are measured as a percentage of the two-page
spread and paid accordingly so as to pay for the actual size of a photo
rather than one rate for a wide range of sizes. Example: if the photo
measures 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 = 19.25 square inches. This figure represents 10.6%
of the total space of a two-page spread, which equals $53. Minimum
payment for a published photo: $50.
Photo Submission Requirements:
Originals or good quality dupes. If dupes, please be sure originals are
available if needed. 35mm or larger accepted, individually packed in clear
plastic sleeves labeled with your name on each slide mount.
Extreme care is taken with all slides, but please expect normal wear and
tear with usage.
Photoshop TIFF, RGB, submitted at full resolution size - please do not
resize your image to meet a specific purpose for us. Please include contact
sheets with no more than 12 images per page (titles on contact sheets
must match file names on CD). Please place your name at the top
of each contact sheet.
It is important that you note the general location of the photograph for
identification/caption purposes, particularly with landscape/scenic images,
especially names of mountains and/or people. Please submit local landscapes
Photo images via e-mail will not be accepted or reviewed.
Mailing Address - P.O. Box 3408, Durango, CO 81302 (for USPS regular mail).
Physical Address - 128-A W. 14th Street (Riverfront Building). Please
Summer and Fall Subjects Needed:
Summer and fall activities, attractions, and
scenery including Mesa Verde, D&SNG, Music in the Mountains, DMR, downtown
Durango, Animas River, skateboard park, river trail, Trimble Hot Springs,
Strater Hotel, parks, cycling (all types), climbing, hiking, camping,
jeeping, kayaking, rafting, fishing, boating, rodeo, alpine slide, swimming,
parades, shopping, dining, etc.
Your photos will be under consideration through May. Slides will
be returned after publication in early June. Disks are not returned unless
Previously-published work is accepted if the publication which
published your work is not one of the following: All Aboard, Arts
Perspective, Directory Plus, Durango Herald (plus specialty
publications), Four Corners Travel Host, Inside/Outside,
Ouray Magazine, Silverton Magazine, Telluride Magazine,
and DATO and DMR travel planners.
Please notify Durango
Magazine if you become aware that a submitted photo will be used
in one of the above publications so that we may remove it from consideration
in the upcoming issue.
Your photos may be used throughout the six-month shelf life of
the issue for our promotional purposes, especially the cover. Photos used
on the cover of the magazine may be used as Durango Magazine
cover art in perpetuity by the publisher and/or his assigns for promotional
purposes, etc. at no additional charge.
Dream Home photos are solicited
directly from the advertiser at no charge. Durango Magazine
assumes that the photographer has been fairly compensated for the use
of these photos.
If we use your photo we will send you a statement for payment due as well as forms W-4 and I-9. Please complete and return. To claim independent contractor status, send appropriate documentation with your invoice. Contact photo editor Lisa Mackey for details at home office, 247-3004.
Most articles in Durango
Magazine are assigned to freelance contributors, usually
in February for the Summer/Fall issue and in August for the Winter/Spring
issue. Queries or manuscripts are read promptly. Our preferred method
of communication is via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention:
Articles: Length of articles
range from 150-word shorts to 2,000-word features. Payment is at the rate
of 40¢ a word for our established writers. Writers working with us
for the first time are asked to submit their finished manuscript on speculation.
We buy First North American Rights only, with all rights returned after
publication. Previously published materials are okay if the other publication
Kill Fees: For assigned
stories, we make every effort to publish the article in a future issue.
A kill fee of 20¢ per word will be paid if the story cannot be used
within two issues after the issue for which the story was assigned. All
rights revert back to the writer.
Photos: We always appreciate
images to accompany your story. Let us know if any are available and request
our Photo Submission Guidelines
if you are interested in submitting photos.
Style: We follow AP Stylebook
as a guide to editing manuscripts. Use minimum punctuation and the downstyle
of capitalization--lowercasing the first letter of words when there is
a choice. In general, write out numbers up to nine, then use figures for
all others. We reserve the right to cut, condense and edit all manuscripts
Manuscripts: Please send
your story via e-mail double-spaced, with a wide, three-inch, left-hand
margin on each page. Include your name, address, phone number and e-mail
address at the top of the first page. Do write a title for your piece
and include a short biography for publication at the end of your published
Usage: If we use your story we will send you a statement for payment due as well as forms W-4 and I-9. Please complete and return. To claim independent contractor status, send appropriate documentation with your invoice. Contact us for details.