A copy of Soldiers was recently passed on to me by a co-worker who performed an assignment at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

As a former magazine editor and freelance writer, I was wondering if you accept outside submission from civilians' If so, can you provide an editorial calendar and writer's guidelines' I'd be interested in submitting articles for your consideration, as well as accompanying photographs.

Thank you for your kinds attention.

Amy Detwiler

Altamonte Springs, Fla.

RESPONSE to letter:

Soldiers magazine accepts submissions from servicemembers and civilians alike, as long as they directly pertain to the Army.

Generally speaking, the editorial staff roughly plans out issues six to nine months prior to the publication month. For example, content through the June 2011 issue has already been determined. However, due to ever changing priorities, we do not publish an editorial calendar.

For more information about the submission guidelines and processes, please e-mail the editor in chief at carrie.mcleroy@dma.mil, or the Defense Media Activity, Army Production Division assignment desk at assignmentdesk@dma.mil.