Tenerife Magazine aims to be what other Tenerife magazines aren’t, namely interesting, bold and honest. We don’t want puff pieces about how great the island is, we want angles, close-ups and weird and wacky.
Now before we go any further, we should point out that the rate of remuneration isn’t great.
We’ll pay €30 to €40 for a 500-800 word article plus images.
We’re also happy to include a bio and link to your website – providing you offer a reciprocal link back to us.
We’re not looking for the next Hemingway, but we do ask for a certain semblance of writing ability ““ and style. If you’re not sure whether you have it, contact our editor and she’ll make no bones about whether your writing is, or ain’t, really your game. She’ll also try and help with a bit of spit and polish where necessary, so don’t be alarmed if your carefully crafted tome on the life and times of a Tenerife cockroach is chopped and changed just a little. It’s what she does. Nothing personal.
Feel free to send feature ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
We much prefer ideas to finished pieces, but if you have written the damn thing already, please adhere as much as possible to the following writer’s guidelines. And to those established writers who need no guidance ““ we apologise.
We know Tenerife as an island of sun, sand and sea. And so does everybody else. So avoid this as a subject. This doesn’t mean ignore one of our best assets, just pan the camera a little wider.
The intro needs to grab us by the cajones. Use outlandish quotes, amazing facts, or bizarre statements to lure the reader into wanting to read more. Preferably start with dialogue, detail or damnation. If you don’t have the perfect headline, worry not, we’ll find that.
“¢DON´T USE BLOCK CAPITALS ““ anywhere.
“¢Think creative non-fiction rather than essay style features, i.e. stories rather than lectures.
“¢A conversational style is preferred, using it’s rather than it is, and there’s rather than there is etc.
“¢Light and breezy is good, humour is a bonus (where applicable). And don’t forget to be bold. However, bear in mind that real names are assigned to the stories, nobody can hide behind a pseudonym, so if it’s going to get you (or us) in trouble ““ think twice.
“¢If you can say it three words don’t use six.
“¢Don’t be afraid to break the rules i.e. by using one-word sentences for dramatic effect.
“¢Keep it between 400 and 600 words.
“¢Use sub-headers and sections where you can.
“¢Numbers one to nine should be written, 10 upwards appear as figures.
“¢Film, play and book titles should be in italics.
“¢All contributions should have some kind of Tenerife angle, no matter how vague and should be submitted in .doc format.
“¢Accompanying pics should be sent as separate files, not included in a Word doc.
All contributions remain the property of the author ““ in other words, by submitting your feature you grant us the right to edit and publish as we see fit, but the copyright of the original text and images still belongs to you so you can go on and print it elsewhere, hopefully for a slightly larger fee than we can offer