Ad Astra: Submission Guidelines and Advertising Information

Submission Guidelines, Advertising Information, and Awards

Ad Astra (“to the stars”) is the award-winning magazine of the National Space Society, featuring the latest news in space exploration, development, and settlement. It is published quarterly and mailed to National Space Society members as part of their membership benefits, as well as to subscriber libraries, schools, and businesses. Ad Astra is also available digitally by member selection. Ad Astra is sold in bookstores and on newsstands across the U.S. and Canada, and is available in digital format internationally.

Submissions: Ad Astra is open to unsolicited submissions, but prefers queries from writers, photographers, and artists interested in assignments for future issues of the magazine. Queries should include areas of expertise and interest, recent publication credits, and samples of work. All materials will be considered for possible publication on the basis of their professional quality and connection to the National Space Society’s vision and mission.

Guidelines: Book reviews and profiles, 600-750 words. Features 1200-4000 words with 2-8 full-size (8.5×11). Sidebars 100-600 words. When appropriate, please include rights-cleared color images at 300 dpi—rights-cleared means that they are in the public domain, original AI-created, or from a stock image source (if the latter, please provide licensing information). Any images with non-public figures must include an NSS media release (available upon request), and pictures including minors must have a release signed by a parent or guardian. Payment is upon publication, at $250 USD per feature and $150-250 per op-ed oand $150 per book/media review.

Please direct queries to [email protected].

Advertising: Inquiries on advertising opportunities should be directed to [email protected] or by calling NSS headquarters at 202-429-1600.

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MARCOM Awards:

Service Industry Advertising Awards

Hermes Creative Awards

Summit International Awards

Aerospace Journalist of the Year – Space Article Award

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