Gray's Sporting Journal is a magazine covering the sporting life for a sophisticated audience.

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Gray's Sporting Journal Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Gray's Sporting Journal accepts electronic submissions only. See the guidelines for details.

Phone: (706) 823-3538

Editor: Russ Lumpkin, Managing Editor

Submitting Your Work to Gray's Sporting Journal

Before submitting to Gray's Sporting Journal

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From the Gray's Sporting Journal guidelines:

We expect competent, vividly written prose—fact or fiction—that has high entertainment value for a very sophisticated audience.

Gray’s is published seven times a year, including four themed issues: the Fly Fishing Edition (March/April), the Upland Bird Hunting Edition (August), the Big Game Edition (September/October), and the Expeditions and Guides Annual (December). Because 90 percent of our readers are bird hunters, 85 percent are fly fishers, and 67 percent hunt big game, we’re always looking for good upland-bird-hunting, fly-fishing, and big-game manuscripts for these issues and throughout the year, but don’t confine yourself to these themes. Other subjects of interest include:
• Waterfowl
• Turkeys
• Small Game
• Unusual Quarry (feral hogs, etc.)
• Foreign Adventures in exotic locales
• Yarns—tall tales or true

We publish one poem per issue, with the exception of the Expeditions and Guides Annual. Our tastes in poetry are sufficiently eclectic to consider practically anything, though we prefer poems shorter than 1,000 words.

Submission Guidelines Details for Gray's Sporting Journal

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Russ Lumpkin, Managing Editor


Accepts: Adventure, historical, humorous, poetry, travel, all with a hunting or fishing theme

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