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.

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Unassigned feature articles

The editor accepts unsolicited manuscripts by e-mail only. Please state availability of photographs or other illustration. We cannot accept responsibilities for manuscripts and art mailed conventionally. We will respond to e-mail submissions within one month of receipt. Queries are not encouraged.

Payment for assigned or accepted articles will be issued upon acceptance of completed work. We generally buy first-time print rights and online rights. Payment for unsolicited manuscripts ranges from $50 to $700, depending upon accompanying illustration and treatment in the magazine and Web site.

Articles should be between 500 and 1,000 words. All are subject to editing.

Unassigned photographs, illustration and art

The editor welcomes unsolicited photographs, illustration and art by e-mail or on disc and will try to respond to submissions within one month of receipt. Subjects must relate to North Carolina or be created by a North Carolina artist. Color art is preferred.

Submissions should include brief descriptions of each image and artist. Information about the availability of reproductions or prints should also be included. Payment for assigned or accepted art will be negotiated. We generally buy first-time print rights and online rights. Payment for unsolicited art depends upon treatment in the magazine or online, and promotion of reproductions or prints.

Only high resolution digital files, high quality prints and transparencies, or original pieces, will be considered. All are subject to cropping in reproduction.