Writer’s Guidelines

    Our guidelines are relatively simple:

    1. If you have a proposal, you can either email me at [email protected] or mail it. Mailing it is best because it gives you the chance to send along some examples of your writing, because if they are posted somewhere, I don’t really have time to go search them out, download them, and print them. It’s best if they are sent to me (Rich Benyo, P.O. Box 161, Forestville, CA 95436) along with a roughly 100-word proposal and a proposed word estimate and a logical deadline that would not strain you too much. By doing this, I can put the proposal and samples into my IN pile. As I get time between issue deadlines, I will get to it; sometimes I get a few dozen proposals done in one day, while other times it takes several weeks to get to them—depending on volume and deadlines.
    2. If you have a story you wish to submit, please send it along to the address above and I’ll read it when it rises to the top of the pile.
    3. All stories need to deal with marathoning and ultrarunning.
    4. We don’t entertain proposals made over the phone.
    5. We pay roughly 10 cents per word. Accepted stories can take anywhere from 6 weeks to several years to appear in the magazine, depending on the subject and the editorial emphasis of upcoming issues, so it’s always better to think in terms of “timeless” stories rather than time sensitive stories.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.


    Rich Benyo, editor
    Marathon & Beyond

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