Content Magazine seeks submissions of story ideas for the 2014 year. We’re looking for interviews, features, profiles, music reviews, historical pieces, blog posts, and more.

Each issue of Content Magazine focuses on stories and interviews around a connecting theme. Recurring articles such as Nonstop SJC and music reviews are not subject to a particular issue’s theme. In general, features are 1500 words and profiles are 800 words.

Since we are a San Jose magazine, we prefer our contributors to live and breathe San Jose, too. We’re open to stories taking place in surrounding South Bay cities and elsewhere in Santa Clara County, but San Jose happenings will always come first.

Think you have a story that would be a good fit for our magazine? Pitch it to us. We’re listening.

2017 Editorial Theme Calendar:

Celebrate 9.0 (Jan/Feb)

We start 2017 celebrating five years of publishing Content Magazine featuring

Find 9.1 (March/April)

Silicon Valley: Seen and Heard. Each spring we dedicate an issue to the creative people who make the images and sounds of our region. We’ll be profiling the makers of the audio and visual landscape of South Bay.

Sight and Sound 9.2 (May/June)

each year in our Sight and Sound issue, we feature the best, the new adn the established people and artists that shape the visual and audio landscape of the South Bay.

Future 9.3 (July/Aug)

From start-up to launch; from development to expansion—everyone and everything is in some phase of a journey. Join us as we discover the process and phases of our valley.

Perform 9.4 (Sept/Oct)

Though we always feature local artists, our fall issue focuses on the perfomrers, actors, and dancers in our community.

Profiles  9.5 (Nov/Dec)

The uniqueness innovative and creative culture of our region makes for an endless supply of great makers and shapers to highlight that we have set aside one issue each year to bring forty-five influencers profiles in one issue.

Submissions guidelines:
Submissions must be received at least two months before magazine issue’s date (e.g. a story pitch for Profiles 9.5  must be received at least two months before November 1).

Send an email to with “Story Submission” in the headline. Make sure to include which issue you think your story would fit best in and why. Also include links to your portfolio, work, blog, etc. Finally, tell us why you want to be a part of Content Magazine.