Inquiries pertaining to Writers' Guidelines and potential articles or photo essays
should be directed to Persimmon Hill Editor. Email queries are preferred (see
contact below). Phone queries are not accepted. Information regarding available
back issues and complete sets of Persimmon Hill magazine should be directed to
Judy Hilovsky, Editor, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St.,
Oklahoma City, OK 73111, (405) 478-2250, Ext. 213. Persimmon Hill magazine is a
benefit of Museum membership. Get involved starting at just $40 per year by
purchasing online or by calling Diana Fields at (405) 478-2250, Ext. 251.
Persimmon Hill is a four-color magazine published by the National Cowboy
& Western Heritage Museum®, 1700 N.E. 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111.
For an audience interested in western art, history, ranching and rodeo. Circulation
approximately 5,000. Buys first North American rights; byline given. Accepts no
reprints. Pays on publication. Query with clips. No phone queries are accepted.
We do not accept multiple submissions. Allow a minimum of six weeks for a response
from the editor and editorial board. Sample copy $11.00, including postage and
handling. Persimmon Hill magazine is a benefit of Museum membership.
Get involved starting at just $40 per year by
or by calling Diana Fields at (405) 478-2250, Ext. 251.
Nonfiction: Historical and contemporary articles on notable
persons connected with pioneering the American West, Western art, rodeo,
cowboys, Western flora, animal life or other phenomena of the West of today or
yesterday. Articles must be historically accurate. Sources must be documented. We
require lively, top-notch writing. Length: no more than 1,500 words. Pay ranges
from $100 to $250, including photographs.
* Great Hotels of the West ~ historic lodges, hotels or inns, 1,000 words or less
* Western Entrepreneurs ~ contemporary craftsmen who are keeping traditional
Western gear and trappings alive, 1,000 words or less
* Western Personalities ~ contemporary western men/women who are making a positive
contribution to the western lifestyle, 1,000 words or less
Photos: Glossy prints, color transparencies or black and white
historical images submitted and purchased with the manuscript. Captions required.
Digital images on CD/DVD in CMYK at 300 dpi with a minimum of 4 meg resolution.
Color bar must be included in the photograph if we are to do accurate color
reproduction. Persimmon Hill will not be responsible for any loss or damage to
original or historic photographs or documents. If materials are of heirloom quality,
copies should be made. Format for Submissions: CDs/DVDs accompanied by a letter
quality print-out are required. All print-outs must be typed, double-spaced, using
front side of paper only. CDs/DVDs must be in a software program that is compatible
with Microsoft Word. Software program information must be provided with the
manuscript. CDs/DVDs will not be returned.
Tips: Send us a story that captures the spirit of adventure and
individualism that typifies the Old West or reveals a facet of the Western lifestyle
in contemporary society. The availability of superior illustrations or photographs
strongly influences the sale of an article to us.
Address all query letters directly to: Editor
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111
405) 478-6404 FAX (405) 478-4714