We want our readers
to submit articles or photos to UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine! Most of our
editorial content each quarter comes from the fleet or the submarine
shore establishment, and we encourage anyone interested in contributing
to send us your work.
To forward an article
or photograph to the magazine, Click Here
To help focus your writing, please consider the following tips…
Readership. While UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine’s primary audience is active-duty
U.S. Navy submariners, we also enjoy substantial readership throughout
the fleet, among Washington D.C. decision-makers, and at associated
universities and scientific organizations around the world. In writing
for UNDERESEA WARFARE, feel free to be as technical and thorough as
necessary to tell your story. If you’re writing from the fleet,
write as if you are addressing your entire crew. Also, if you played a
major role in the topic of discussion – a commanding officer relating
the challenges of a recent deployment, for instance – don’t
hesitate to write in the first person and include your personal thoughts
on the subject.
Articles. A two-page feature article for UNDERSEA WARFARE is normally about 1,300-1,400 words. A four-page feature is normally about 2,600-2,800 words. Features cover a wide variety of topics, from accounts of recent deployments
and current operations to new
training techniques or modern technologies that will enhance future
capabilities. All submissions should be written
in the active voice as much as possible, with technical descriptions keyed to the average
reader and all acronyms spelled out on first use.
If you think you
have a good idea for a feature article but have questions on how to
get started, don’t hesitate to contact us directly! UNDERSEA
editorial staff will work with you to produce a top-quality result that
you and your command will be proud of.
Articles. The Downlink section of the magazine, located in
the back pages, offers brief news articles,
photos with extended cutlines, and the most recent qualifier and award
information we receive from fleet public affairs officers. Downlink
articles are generally less than 500 words long and often focus on “human
interest” stories, significant awards, or other achievements by
outstanding crews or individuals.
There are two important things to remember about submitting photos to UNDERSEA
High resolution and full identification. Color prints – which
we can scan – are generally straightforward, but for digital submissions,
we require a resolution of at least 300 dpi at the size the graphic
will appear in the magazine. We also need the full name, rank/rate,
and job title of anyone shown in each photograph, along with a complete
description of what is being depicted.
To submit your
written work or photos to UNDERSEA
WARFARE Magazine, Click Here