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What is Fly Magazine?

Fly magazine is a guide to dining, entertainment and nightlife. All of Fly Magazine's editorial is intended to inform and entertain our readership. For more information regarding the publication in general, click here.
 
General Editorial Information

Fly Magazine maintains separate editorial and advertising departments, and while the two may often complement each other, all decisions on editorial are made exclusive from advertising decisions. All editorial decisions are based on relevance and interest to the reader - submission of information does not guarantee coverage in the magazine.
 
Editorial Deadlines
Fly Magazine maintains strict editorial deadlines in order to maintain an effective and efficient editorial department. To increase your chances for editorial coverage, please notify the Fly Magazine office with your information as soon as possible, even if all the details are not finalized at that time.
 
Editorial Sections
Fly Magazine's editorial is divided into four main categories: "Out & About," "Bar Scene," "Dining Out," and "Stage & Screen". These sections are described below.
 
Out & About
This section covers varied items of interest and previews upcoming area events. Regular features include the "Reporter at Large," "The Profile," and "What's the Buzz?" columns.

Bar Scene
This section covers the local bar and club scene. Included features include "Bar Hoppin'," a summary of the month's events, and the bar and club calendar, a listing of bar specials, entertainment and special events of county bars and restaurants.
 
Dining Out
Fly Magazine's dining section includes menu and restaurant reviews and the "Dining Directory", a compilation of local restaurants listed by category.
 
Stage & Screen
Fly magazine's entertainment section includes band profiles, movie previews, CD reviews plus area concert and live theatre listings.

 
Other Editorial
In addition to the above listed sections, Fly Magazine often includes special sections such as party listings (i.e. St. Patrick's Day), seasonal information (i.e. deck and patio reviews), an original comic strip, advice column and more.

 
Calendars and Listings
As a service to the readers, Fly Magazine publishes event calendars and directories, such as the dining directory, at no charge. Information included in calendars and listings must come from host establishments and must meet certain other criteria. To include your events and/or establishment, contact the Fly Magazine office.
 
The Cover
Fly Magazine's cover subject is selected by the editors. The decision is based on several factors including the strongest, most interesting feature and the best photographs. The cover, like all editorial is not available for purchase and or influenced by advertising in any way.
 
Employee of the Month

One employee from an area bar or restaurant is featured each month. Fly Magazine's Employee of the Month is selected based on nominations from readers.
 
Other Content Questions
If you think you have a story that fits the general content of Fly Magazine, but isn't suitable for one of the regular features, contact our office. We often run general interest features if they are deemed to be of significant importance and interest to our readership.
 
Press Releases General
Fly Magazine accepts press releases, and/or photos regarding local events and establishments. All submissions should be sent to the attention of features editor. As with all Fly Magazine editorial, the earlier the information reaches the office, the greater the chance it will appear in the magazine. However, acceptance of submissions does not guarantee coverage in Fly Magazine.
 
Press Releases Content
Press releases should include all pertinent details such as date, time, location of events as well as contact names and phone numbers for more information. Accompanying press photos are also accepted (see below.)
 
Photo Submissions
Fly Magazine accepts black and white or color photos, or slides (no photocopies of photos, please). Electronic submission of photo files is acceptable only with prior authorization. Please don't send unsolicited material via e-mail. All individuals in the photo must be identified by first and last name and/or the photo should be identified by subject or event. If you would like the photo returned, please include a self-addressed envelope with proper postage.
 
Band Submissions
Fly Magazine
accepts bios, photos, CDs and press releases from bands and performers. Submissions must include the first and last names of band members, what instruments they play, and a contact name and phone number for the act. Please also list the style of music played, where the band performs regularly, and any future scheduled dates.
 
CD Submissions
Please include when the CD or tape was recorded and released, where it is available to the public and a contact name and phone number for the act.


Still have questions? If you have any questions about our editorial formats or policies, please contact our office and speak with our features editor, Angela Papandrea or contact her via e-mail at angela@flymagazine.net.

 

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