Dakotafire Media

Dakotafire Media
PO Box 603
Frederick SD 57441

Phone: (605)290-3335
Website: http://www.dakotafire.net/

Editor: Heidi Marttila-Losure, Editor.
Email address: heidi-at-dakotafire.net

About The Publication:

“Dakotafire’s goal is sparking rural revival, one story at a time. Most of our stories are written collaboratively with weekly newspaper journalists in our region. We also accept freelance stories, or freelancers can contribute reporting to our collaborative stories. We cover the eastern Dakotas, especially the James River Valley. Our stories are published in a bi-monthly magazine, in regional newspapers and online at Dakotafire.net.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within two months. Accepts reprints. Responds one month. Subscription $25. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online.

Current Needs:

“Stories that are relevant to readers in the rural Dakotas. Topics include agriculture, rural revitalization, rural policy, health, and education. Most stories are assigned, but freelancers are welcome to submit ideas.”

Pays $50-$150 for 700-1000 words. Submit query with cover letter, resume, and samples by email.


“Art/photos to go with stories welcomed. Standalone photos rarely accepted.” Pays $30/photo or a negotiated amount for a photo package.


“Upcoming magazine topics include water, local food, rural policy, education and health.”

Welcomes New Writers: Yes