Submission Guidelines


Submission deadline is March 20th, 2020
Please email all submissions to
Target Publication date is March 30, 2020 – April 10, 2020

Contact Information:
Mike Agneta – (Amateur) Editor

As a truly “crowdsourced” magazine, Tenkara Angler prides itself on allowing the tenkara community to dictate the content of each issue. With such great leeway, there are a few guidelines for content submission below, only put in place to maximize the end-reader’s experience.

Anything goes as long as it relates to tenkara, fixed-line fly fishing, or conservation!
However don’t let that be a limitation, “How Tos”, Essays, Fly Tying Recipes, Destinations, Humor, all are welcome!

Word Count:
Approximately 300-400 words will fill a page in the magazine
As the editor, it’s my job to make it “fit,” so write as much or little as you’d like.
We had articles in prior issues ranging from 1 page, all the way to 10 pages!

The more the better, since this is primarily an online-based publication, it’s very visual in nature, we had some tremendously engaging submissions last issue.

Image specifications:
JPG (or JPEG) or PNG image files are preferred
Resolution: 150DPI minimum; 300DPI maximum
Images should be smaller than 15MB in size
The width of vertical images should be less than 4000 pixels
The height should also be less than 4000 pixels

(Note, I will take any sized photo, however, those that do not meet the resolution specs may not be considered as “hero” images (covers, full page, interior spread) as they will pixelate at larger sizes)

Original art, photo essays, new product releases, and poetry are also encouraged, however, please refer to the Article or Photography guidelines above based on your planned submission format.

Author Bios:
A short “about the author” bio will be included either immediately following your submission or in the back of the magazine. These should be short in nature, no more than a sentence or two, and can include a link to your blog, business, etc…

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Advertising Policy:
Since Tenkara Angler magazine essentially runs as a “non-profit” entity, it does not pay authors for content at this time. However if there is a business, organization, etc… that you would like to promote in exchange for your submission, I will happily include an advertisement of your choice in the magazine.

Ads can be as simple (a logo) or complex (full page with graphics/text) as you’d like, however, I would like them sent in an image format. Please refer to the Photography guidelines above for specifications.

Two excellent example of advertisements from the Winter issue were from Three Rivers Tenkara (p 106) and Creekside Kebari (p 102).
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