Writer Submission Guidelines

We welcome articles written by freelance writers. Due to the nature of the magazine, articles are more usable if they are accompanied by photos.


We are open-minded about the subject, but articles should relate to the Greater Columbia, South Carolina area and, above all, they must be interesting and entertaining. We are interested in stories about homes, gardens or gardening, the community, and families, but we will consider any subject as long as it is interesting, done well, and is relevant to the local area.


We are committed to editorial excellence. Not only is our content well-written and illustrated with high-quality photography, it is entertaining and captures the reader’s interest. And it is packaged in a well-designed format.


We purchase first North American serial rights plus non-exclusive worldwide electronic rights in order to place content on our websites.


Negotiated on an individual basis depending on quality of work. Payable upon publication. No kill fees. Byline and complimentary copy of magazine provided.


We prefer the text of your manuscript to be in Microsoft Word. Digital photos are preferred and should have a resolution of 300 dpi minimum at the size to be used. Text and photo files can be e-mailed or sent on CD or flash drive. We cannot be responsible for returning CD’s or flash drives.



Mail CD’s or flash drives

Columbia Home & Garden
1233 Washington Street, Suite 600
Columbia, SC 29201