Submissions: The Shepherd is a monthly magazine dedicated to covering the domestic sheep and goat industry in the United States, with some international emphasis as well. Here are a few tips on submissions to the magazine. All submissions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Releases: We're glad to help get the word out about research and events of interest to our readers. Please send us your press releases at least 45 days prior to a scheduled event.
Reader Contributions: We welcome content from our readers, and provide complimentary copies for authors of feature articles. Please send manuscripts double-spaced and in Microsoft Word.
Coming Soon: We welcome submissions to our calendar of events "Coming Soon" listings, which are provided free of charge and as space allows.
Photos: We enjoy receiving submissions for consideration for the cover of The Shepherd. These images should be vertical, with room at the top right corner for the magazine's banner. Cover images should be of sheep or goats, with or without guardian animals, and should not include people. We also appreciate submissions of photos that can be used inside the magazine as well – consider submitting 4-5 images for use in our "A View From ..." feature. Please provide a sentence we can use as a caption, describing the breed included, the owner, location where the image was taken, and the name of the photographer. Don't forget to include your name and mailing address so we can send your complimentary copies should we select your work. We only use high-resolution digital images, so be sure the image is saved as a JPG at least 300 dpi. Email attachments should not exceed 4MB in size.