Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nevada Magazine introduces Writers’ Contest

In addition to its popular Great Nevada Picture Hunt photo contest, Nevada Magazine is holding its first Writers’ Contest in 2010. Submissions — writers are required to keep their stories at 1,500 words or less — must be received by Monday, August 2 at 5 p.m. (PST). The winning entries will be published in the November/December 2010 issue.

“We ask that interested writers visit our Web site,, to review submission rules carefully,” says editor Matthew B. Brown. “We look forward to reading everyone’s work. Nevada is a big state, and we know there are some hidden journalistic gems out there waiting to be uncovered.”

Questions should be referred to Brown at or 775-687-0602.

The magazine’s latest issue, January/February 2010, features the 50th anniversary of the VIII Olympic Winter Games at Squaw Valley and the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive. Also included is a story about Cirque du Soleil’s new Las Vegas show, “Viva ELVIS,” and The King’s Ransom Museum, Imperial Palace’s tribute to The King.

In addition, the issue covers Las Vegas’ Club Tattoo, turquoise mining, steakhouses, a history story about legendary Carson Valley mail carrier “Snowshoe” Thompson, and the magazine’s Tour Around Nevada continues in historic Austin. To vote for the rural Nevada town you’d like covered, click here. A new “Nevada Wide Web” page gives readers insight into the magazine’s social media endeavors, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube.

For more information on the Great Nevada Picture Hunt, contact art director Tony deRonnebeck at or 775-687-0606. Nevada Magazine is sold on newsstands around the state and in national bookstores. For a Web Special subscription rate, visit

Cover photo: Eddy Ancinas