Alaska Business Monthly is written, edited and published by Alaskans for Alaskans and other U.S. and international audiences interested in the business affairs of the 49th state. Its goal is to provide thorough and objective analysis of the issues and trends affecting Alaska's businesses, and to feature stories on the individuals, organizations and companies that shape the Alaska economy. Alaska Business Monthly emphasizes the importance of all enterprise, and stresses a statewide approach to business coverage.
We seek informative articles on everything from entrepreneurs to heavy industry. We cover all Alaska industry to include mining, tourism, timber, transportation, oil and gas, fisheries, finance, insurance, real estate, communications, medical services, technology and construction. We also cover Alaska Native and environmental issues, and occasionally feature Seattle and other communities in the Pacific Northwest.
As our magazine is on most in-state airlines, the Alaska Railroad and in many major hotels, our reach extends beyond the businessperson to include visitors to our state and the general public. Though publication is at minimum 12,000 issues per month, we have a total potential worldwide readership of approximately 100,000 individuals per month.
Approximately 80 percent of the features appearing in Alaska Business Monthly are written by freelancers. All queries should be directed to the managing editor. We also welcome queries from individuals who would like to write columns in their fields of expertise. Anyone interested in writing for Alaska Business Monthly should submit three clips or sample articles.
Articles are assigned at least two months in advance of due date. Each year we publish an editorial calendar listing about half of each issue's topics. A copy of the editorial calendar is available on the website.
We purchase all rights to articles so we have the option of making reprints of articles, republish them in special ABM editions (such as an anniversary edition), or use them on our website. We generally do not provide additional payment for such uses. Even though we purchase all rights, we typically do not deny requests for authors to have the piece published elsewhere, provided it appears in ABM first.
We prefer submissions transmitted via e-mail. When submitting by e-mail, send the article as an attachment (Microsoft Word doc or rtf format only), and also place a copy of the text in the e-mail itself.