Editorial Information


Editorial Information

Each issue of Western City magazine features articles related to a specific theme, including several recurring columns. These include:

The magazine also publishes articles about cities that have won a Helen Putnam Award for Excellence. This award program, sponsored by Cal Cities, recognizes outstanding city projects in a broad range of subject areas.

Information about the editorial calendar, pitching, and writer’s guidelines can be found below.


Reprint Policy

Cal Cities allows reprints of its Western City articles on the following conditions:


Writer’s Guidelines

Have an Idea for An Article?

We are interested in articles written by or for city officials. We do not feature or promote products, services, or companies in editorial copy. For such promotions, please contact the advertising manager

Before you begin writing, please contact us to discuss your story idea. You can reach the managing editor at editor@westerncity.com.