Garden & Gun: the name really says it all. This Southern bi-monthly pub (with a circulation of roughly 300,000) is focused on the lifestyle and leisure of those in the South — and beyond.
The mag features articles on art, literature, music, architecture, design, travel and food. And, of course, gardening. As far as the “gun” side of things, the pub has plenty of pieces on hunting, and it even has a conservation section. G&G’s content is 80 percent freelance and although it may appear to be strictly Southern, that’s far from the case, according to deputy editor Dave Mezz.
“We’re focused on the South, but we are a national magazine,” said Mezz. “We have readership that extends well beyond [the South], both coasts, all over the country and beyond.” Freelancers can [definitely] send a query on topics outside of the South. One example might be a piece on Southern winemakers in California. “They’re not in the South, but they come from the South [and] they bring a certain sort of philosophy with them that’s rooted in their upbringing,” said Mezz.
To get more tips on how to get published in this mag, read: How To Pitch: Garden & Gun
— Aneya Fernando
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