The magazine publishes news, feature stories, educational information, coming events, illustrations and paid advertising. Subjects mainly concern the lives and achievements of North Carolina people and businesses served by the state's electric cooperatives. Of special interest are subjects relating to the generation, distribution and use of electrical energy. Poetry generally is not published.

Deadline for submissions

The deadline for submissions is six weeks prior to the first week of the month of publication. For example, material to be published in the June issue would be due April 15. Content typically adheres to monthly themes as outlined in our media kit, found in the Advertise in Carolina Country section of our website.

Unassigned feature articles

The editor accepts unsolicited story ideas and pitches by e-mail only. Please state availability of photographs or other illustration. We will respond to e-mail submissions within one month of receipt.

All assigned/accepted articles are subject to editing following AP Style. Length typically ranges from 500 to 1,200 words. We generally buy first-time print rights and online rights. Payment varies for columns and features, typically ranging from $100 to $800, and will be issued upon acceptance of completed work.