From the Web Site:
Paste magazine is a monthly publication focusing on music, film, books and other forms arts and entertainment. We focus on a variety of musical genres—-rock, singer/songwriters, alt.country, Americana, indie rock, world music, electronica and whatever else we think will grab music-lovers seeking something a little deeper. Paste strives to cover the best music in this eclectic mix, devoting space to independent musicians alongside more established artists. The tagline, “Signs of Life in Music, Film and Culture,” refers to the depth and meaning we feel the best art is capable of conveying.
With a focus on songcraft and an emphasis on good writing, Paste has featured artists such as Wilco, Patty Griffin, Modest Mouse, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Death Cab for Cutie, Coldplay, The Hold Steady, Aimee Mann and Ben Folds. Our film coverage has included features on filmmakers Wes Anderson, Gus Van Sant, Jim Jarmusch and Cameron Crowe. The magazine also delves into other areas such as film, books, visual arts and cultural commentary. One of the best opportunities for writers is to come up with article ideas we wouldn’t have thought of—-like the article we published on a radio station in Louisiana run by prison inmates or the trash-dump art series in San Francisco.
Paste magazine can be found most every Barnes & Noble and Borders, along with independent book and record stores, airports and newsstands. We print approximately 250,000 copies of each issue, and each comes bundled with a compilation CD (featuring many of the above artists) and, for gold subscribers, a DVD sampler with music videos and short films.
Solicitations & Assignments:
Paste Magazine welcomes unsolicited articles from anyone who believes the piece is appropriate for Paste and its readers. (Hint: Best way to figure out what is appropriate is to read the magazine.)
Queries soliciting approval of an idea may be submitted. Queries should include proposed subject, length, applicability and writer samples.
Paste will assist in obtaining interviews, attending events, etc. as needed. Paste will provide complimentary CDs for assignment when possible.
From the Web Site:
ROBOT magazine articles range from small news briefs to major feature stories and reviews. Feature articles are typically 600 to 2,000 words in length, but this is just a guideline. Please see the About ROBOT magazine page for a description of the scope of our content.
Vibrant, dynamic photography and compelling graphics are desirable, and must be provided at a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch at the physcial size the image is to be printed. Digital photos should be delivered in untouched format, right out of the camera (high res jpg or tif preferred, although we accept other formats).
Sample code, schematics and line drawings are typically published on our website and referenced in the print magazine. Extensive technical discussion (e.g., of a robot build) can also be published online to complement the story in the magazine.
ROBOT magazine strives to attain the highest professional standards in terms of clarity and accuracy, but the process by which we accept proposed articles or assign projects is informal. If you are interested in contributing to ROBOT, please contact Tom Atwood at [email protected]. We welcome new contributors!