Submissions

The Toastmaster magazine prizes originality, depth of research, timeliness and excellence of expression. The magazine accepts unsolicited article submissions via email. All articles are subject to editing for length and/or clarity. Articles and photos may be published in print and digital versions. Due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot provide individualized feedback.

Writer Guidelines

All submissions must:

  • Be sent via email
  • Include name, address and (if applicable) club affiliation
  • Be written in clear and concise English
  • Feature topics relevant to an international audience
  • Include compelling anecdotes and/or examples
  • Offer verifiable sources and/or quotes from experts
  • Avoid political or religious slants



General Submissions

For general article submissions, please complete and attach the article submission form.  Aside from select department submissions (see below) the Toastmaster does not accept completed article submissions. General submissions can be sent to submissions@toastmasters.org.

Letters, Testimonials, Meet My Mentor and Member Moment
The magazine accepts 200-word submissions for the following sections:

Member Achievements
Do you have a Toastmasters success story you'd like to share about yourself or another member? Send it in 300 words or less and submit a high-resolution photo.

My Turn

Completed article submissions for the My Turn column can be sent to submissions@toastmasters.org.

  • Send complete articles only
  • Articles must be within 700 words



Photos and Videos

All photo submissions including Snapshot and Traveling Toastmaster and video submissions can be sent to photos@toastmasters.org. Each email is limited to 25 megabytes (25MB). If your files are too large, please attach in separate email messages or send via Dropbox.

All photos and videos picturing Toastmasters materials (banners, lecterns, badges, etc.) must be of updated materials according to current branding guidelines. No photos or videos with explicit material will be accepted. All photos and videos are subject to review.

Photo Guidelines:

  • Photos must be in .jpg format
  • Photos must be at a resolution of 300dpi or least one megabyte (1MB) or larger in file size
  • Photos must be of clear images. The Toastmaster magazine will not print blurry photos
  • Include your contact information, club name, location where the image was taken, and a caption for each image

Video Guidelines:

  • Videos must be in .mp4 format
  • Videos are preferred at 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution
  • Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes in duration
  • Videos must be shot in landscape/horizontal mode
  • Videos must be shot in good lighting with quality sound and have stable footage (overly shaky camera footage will not be accepted)
  • Include your contact information, club name, location where video was taken and a caption for your video

By submitting photos and videos, you authorize Toastmasters International to publish any or all photos in the printed Toastmaster magazine and any and all photos and videos electronically in the digital magazine and/or on the Toastmasters website and social media platforms.



Magazine Services

For the subscription options below, you may contact membership@toastmasters.org.

Subscription Options

  • Become a member to receive print copies of the Toastmaster magazine. You will always have access to the online edition of the Toastmaster magazine.
  • Opt out of the print edition, update your address and manage other preferences by logging in to your My Toastmasters profile.

Advertising Policy

Toastmasters International accepts advertising in the Toastmaster magazine on a very limited basis, with set rates and specifications. Please contact advertising@toastmasters.org.

Article Index

Click on the images below to view the article index for recent years.

2014 Article Index 2013 Article Index 2012 Article Index
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Editorial Staff

Managing Editor: Suzanne Frey
Senior Editor: Paul Sterman
Associate Editor: Mary Nesfield
Digital Content Editor: Shannon Dewey
Editorial Assistant: Mariam Jehangir
Art Director: Sue Campbell
Graphic Designer: Addie Hunter 
Cover Design: Bianca Montoya