Submission Guidelines for Print

Our magazine’s creative team is driven by fresh ideas and local talent. Edible New Mexico is published bimonthly, with each issue focusing on a particular theme within our local food community in New Mexico. Our stories are celebratory, educational, investigative, and above all, local and seasonal. We choose writers, photographers, and topics for each issue with the intention of balancing coverage and nurturing a wide and loyal readership. We’re particularly drawn to stories that uncover interesting aspects of our local food community, and contributors who are able to synthesize information and deliver an engaging narrative. 

WRITING GUIDELINES 

We accept pitches and queries from writers on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you’re interested in writing for us, please remember we develop stories well in advance of publication. Stories are usually assigned at least two months before publication and due a month prior.

We publish engaging profiles alongside well-researched, well-told narratives about the foodways of New Mexico. We love a good story, and we seek writers who write in a lively, informative, original, (sometimes) humorous and (always) interesting manner. Food writing experience is not required, but we are seeking writers passionate about what they eat, where it comes from, and local and regional restaurant scenes. 

If you have a story idea you think would work well for edible New Mexico, submit a query outlining the subject and focus of your story, its approximate length, and any relevant experience you have with the subject matter. Do not send us a full article on spec. If you have not written for us before, please send links to your writing or attach samples. Send queries to editor@ediblenm.com.

If you want to write for edible New Mexico, but don’t have a story to pitch, please submit your info to our writer database.

ETHICS 

Edible New Mexico strives for high standards in ethics in journalism. When writing for us, please hold to these core principles: accuracy, independence, fairness, and accountability.

COMPENSATION

Payment for print and web assignments is based on the length and complexity of the assignment and the editorial budget for each issue and agreed on at time of assignment. 

PHOTO & ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS

If you are interested in doing photography for edible, please email your portfolio link and rates to editor@ediblenm.com. Please do not send us an email with individual images attached or galleries of unsorted, unedited images. If your work is a good fit for a story assignment, we’ll be in touch.