Blade Magazine® submission guidelines and market information

Blade Magazine®



Blade Magazine® Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Query BLADE editor Steve Shackleford, at

Submitting Your Work to Blade Magazine®

Before submitting to Blade Magazine®

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Blade Magazine® by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Blade Magazine® or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Blade Magazine® guidelines:


If you have a story idea, contact BLADE with it. This can save
you a lot of time and effort if it is a story we have already done
or already have on file.


Pick up several different issues of BLADE on newsstands
(Books-A-Million and Borders book stores have them) and study them.
This should give you an idea of what we’re after. What we need are
stories that are brand new in scope and content. Knives being used
for unusual purposes, in adventure settings, etc., are always good.
New, state-of-the-art knife designs, steels and other knife
materials and how they are made are good. The knife collections of
celebrities are good. Stories on how to collect knives, what to
collect and why, etc., are good.


We assign profiles, show stories, hammer-in stories, etc. We
don’t need those. If you’ve seen the story on the Internet or in
another knife or knife/gun magazine, we don’t need it. We don’t do
stories on knives used for self-defense. Sorry, but that’s just not
our bag. There’s a place for it but that place is not in

Submission Guidelines Details for Blade Magazine®

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Steve Shackleford, editor.

Accepts: Anecdotes, Facts

Web Address:

Updated September 14, 2020