invites writers to submit original articles for
consideration. Since we are always looking for fresh
nonfiction features and departments, careful
consideration is given to all queries and articles. The
editors encourage developing writers to query the
The Seabee Log
"celebrates Seabee wit and ingenuity through
history." It is a 24-page black and white magazine
that is issued quarterly. Primary readership consists of
Seabee veterans, their families, and military enthusiasts
and collectors. The Seabee Log premiered in
Writers are encouraged
become familiar with the magazine. Sample copies may be
purchased by sending $5.00 (check or money order please)
to SeabeeCook Publications. Click to review the characteristics of a good
submission. The Seabee Log uses The Associated Press Stylebook.
Each issue consists of a 3,000 to 4,000-word feature
article and two supporting articles. The feature article
is written by one of the editors. Supporting articles,
however, are assigned to contributing writers and are
from 800 to 1,200 words. Usually one supporting article
consists of a personal experience and is authored by a
Photographs are desired, but not required. Each issue
presents 12 to 15 photographs, many previously
unpublished. Many are official Navy photographs acquired
from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Historian's
Office in Port Hueneme, Calif. Photographs submitted by
writers should be unpublished and consist of unique shots
of Seabees in action.
Each issue of the Seabee
Log focuses on a single military campaign or major
construction effort. Review the index for issues already published. The next five
issues will cover:
No. 5 (Winter
1999)--Two Missions in Korea: Inchon and Yo Do
No. 6 (Spring 1999)--NMCB 10 at Chu Lai,
No. 7 (Summer 1999)--Hurricanes Andrew,
Camille and Pamela
No. 8 (Fall 1999)--The Marine-Seabee
Engineering Team in the Pacific
No. 9 (Winter 2000)--K-Fields in Korea
The departments present an excellent way for writers to
start writing for the Seabee Log. Departments
may include photographs. They are:
Company--a department that features
headquarters company Seabees. It may consist of
original material or reprinted period reports.
Introductions to reprinted reports are about 100
words. Original articles are from 400 to 800 words.
Field Reports--a reprinted official
report from the period in question. Although the
editors select the report, a 150-word introduction is
Seabee Faces--a one or two page
pictorial. As the name implies, all photographs are
of people and not of equipment or battle scenes. A 50
to 100-word introduction and captions of less than 50
words are included.
Sailors on the Ground--a department
that features sailors who comprise the shore party
and form advanced bases. It may consist of original
material or reprinted period reports. Introductions
to reprinted reports are about 100 words. Original
articles range from 400 to 800 words.
Letters from the Good War--a World
War II letter from Hugh Aaron's book, Letters
from the Good War. The editors select the
Writers are encouraged to submit a query letter
detailing the proposed article, information on
photographs and a brief resume. Please include your email
address and telephone number so the editors can contact
you about your proposal. An editor will respond to your
query within six weeks. Since articles are tied to a
specific issue, queries must reach the editors at least
10 weeks before publication.
Once an article is
assigned, writers are encouraged to use electronic
submission. Please include the article in the body of an
email letter without any HTML formatting. Otherwise,
writers may submit articles on a 3.5-inch IBM disk or
100MB ZIP disk. Articles should be formatted in ASCII.
Writers who submit manuscripts or diskettes are
encouraged to include a SASE. Manuscripts or diskettes
will not be returned if a SASE is not included.
electronic and typed manuscripts) must include the
author's name, telephone number and email address and the
number of words in the upper right hand corner. Include a
list photographs with captions. Also indicate your
references for the article. A short autobiography will
help the editor write a brief bio of each author.
Although First North
American Serial Rights are preferred, the editors will
consider second rights. You must, however, include the
name of magazine, the editor's name and contact
information, and volume and issue number of the magazine
the article was originally published in. If accepted, the
original magazine will be credited.
The Seabee Log
pays only in copies at this time.