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Smoky Mountain Living magazine is seeking your photo submissions

Smoky Mountain Living magazine prominently features images from across the southern Appalachians in each edition. Photo essays adhere to the issue’s overall theme.

The next issue of Smoky Mountain Living will focus on all things home. Appropriate photos would include hometown scenes, animal homes, feeling at home, homemade things, and whatever else evokes the spirit of home.

Reader submitted photos are unpaid but those selected are rewarded with publication in the nationally distributed magazine. SML covers the southern Appalachians and  celebrates the area’s environmental riches, its people, culture, music, arts, history, and special places. Each issue brings the Appalachians to life. Published six times each year, SML is a magazine for those who want to learn more about where they live and those who want to stay in touch with where they love.

Submissions should be hi-resolution digital images and include information about where  and when the photos were taken and by whom. Email photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Oct. 21.

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