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Editorial Info

Editorial Contacts

Paul Deffenbaugh, Editorial Director


Marcy Marro, Editor


Mark Robins, Senior Editor


Christopher Brinckerhoff


Quentin Brown, Production Manager

Review the editorial calendar in the advertising section for monthly editorial topics (2017 Media Kit). Because topics are subject to change, confirm editorial topics and deadlines with Paul Deffenbaugh before submitting an article. All editorial content, including news and product press releases, can be sent to Paul Deffenbaugh.


Photo Submission Terms of Agreement

Modern Trade Communications Inc. uses photos submitted by many parties for our print and electronic media. Please refer to the Terms of Agreement for photo submissions.

Modern Trade Photo Submission Terms of Agreement

Submission Hints and Guidelines

Modern Trade Communications accepts bylined articles on an exclusive-only basis, and all content is edited according to AP Style.

New Products:  Every month, we feature new products that have been recently introduced. Please submit press releases about the product and a photo.

Product Catalogs: Two categories every month that showcase products by category. Submit recent introductions, most popular products and updated products.

Feature Articles: Mostly written in-house, so we're looking for quality sources and great projects to support the article, whether its an industry overview, installation solutions or business tips.

Expand Your Business: One-page articles designed to help our readers learn about specific product categories by educating them. We will feature 2-4 articles in each issue. Article submissions should be more educational than promotional.

Project Focus: Every month, we feature great projects by category so our readers can see what's new and what the market wants. Submit photos and write-ups.


To download our complete editorial calendar, click here





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