Editorial Guidelines

Guidelines for Editorial Submissions from businesses and organizations

Every month, thousands of Bay boaters from Philadelphia to Norfolk and everywhere in between turn to PropTalk for news and information. If you are serious about connecting with Chesapeake Bay boaters, you need to have your company mentioned and featured in the pages of PropTalk. We work hard to avoid "advertorial." We do not print everything that floats in over the transom, and we consciously choose only items that will directly impact and benefit Chesapeake Bay boaters. The boaters are always our first priority. With this as a backdrop, there are some tried and true ways to get your name, and the name of your business into the pages of the Chesapeake's only powerboating magazine.

Proven ways to get your company's name in PropTalk Magazine

Submit an idea for the Dock Talk or Biz Buzz sections. Every issue of PropTalk includes the Dock Talk and Biz Buzz sections. These sections focus on Chesapeake related people, news, and events. Send us a short release about new hires or promotions. Announce new product lines or expansions. Photos are always nice (But remember, "web-quality" photos do not reproduce well in print. Send us prints or big digital images). Send Dock Talk submissions to Kaylie Jasinski.

Send notes on all the fishing you're doing to fishing@proptalk.com.

Send us your calendar listings. Every issue of PropTalk includes a "Chesapeake Calendar." If you are hosting or organizing an open house, seminar, or other special event, and would like to attract a crowd, use PropTalk 's reach to invite the entire community. Suggest a News Story or Feature. Even though we spend a lot of time on the water and on the docks, it can't hurt to give us a hand.

Contact our editors with any ideas or leads. Write an opinion or "State of the Industry" column. Choose a topic you feel strongly about and argue your case in 750 words or fewer. Columns that promote a specific product or company cannot be used. Send column ideas.

Make News. PropTalk is in the news business, and our primary mission is producing a publication by, for, and about Chesapeake Bay boating and Chesapeake Bay boaters. If you are making an impact on the power boating community, we want to know about it.

Deadlines

PropTalk is released on the 15th of the month with a cover date of the following month (i.e. the October issue is released September 15 and stays on the docks through October 14). The editorial deadline for every issue is the 25th of the month two months preceding publication (i.e. August 25 for the October issue). However, more ambitious (read: longer) stories and columns will require additional lead time