Family Tree Magazine submission guidelines and market information

Family Tree Magazine



Family Tree Magazine Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Queries are accepted by email to only.

Phone: (603)563-8111


Submitting Your Work to Family Tree Magazine

Before submitting to Family Tree 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 confirming 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 Family Tree Magazine by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Family Tree 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 Family Tree Magazine guidelines:

Family Tree covers genealogy, ethnic heritage, personal history, genealogy websites and software, photography and photo preservation, and other ways that families connect with their pasts.

Articles are beginner-friendly but never talk down to the audience. Readers may be experts in one area of our coverage, yet novices in another. We emphasize sidebars, tips and other reader-friendly “packaging,” and each article aims to provide the resources necessary to take the next step in the quest for one’s personal past.

We accept queries by email to only. If we’ve never worked with you before, please include writing samples (published clips preferred) with your query. Please don’t call with queries or to check on the status of your query. Allow six to eight weeks for a response.

The ideal Family Tree Magazine writer is both a writer—able to explain complex topics in clear, friendly, easy-to-read articles and sidebars—and an expert (or interested amateur) in one of our coverage areas. Your query should indicate both why you’re right for this topic and why you’re able to write it.

Please query with a specific story idea. In general, we’re looking for articles that are right for our magazine, not for writers to assign articles to. Please do not submit finished articles or articles previously published in other genealogical magazines, books or online media. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. 

Submission Guidelines Details for Family Tree Magazine

Market Type: Magazine


Accepts: Book Excerpts, Historical, How-To, New Product, Technical

Web Address:

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Updated October 26, 2020