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Colorado Homes & Lifestyles is always on the lookout for stunning homes, from luxurious high-country retreats to smart urban spaces, in styles ranging from traditional to mountain modern. We are always eager to receive a wide variety of home submissions and story ideas, which enables us to produce the best magazine possible.

Editorial submission deadlines

Editorial Calendar 2022 + 2023

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022
The Kitchen Issue
deadline: June 3, 2022

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022
The Fabulous List; Colorado’s Best Bathrooms
deadline: August 15, 2022

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2023
The Remodel Issue
The Summit List—Colorado Interior Designers at the Top
deadline: Oct. 7, 2022 5PM

MARCH/APRIL 2023
Circle of Excellence; The Mountain Issue + Baths
The Summit List—Colorado Architects at the Top
deadline: December 9, 2022 5PM

MAY/JUNE 2023
Outdoor Living; Five Under 40 Winners
deadline: February 6, 2023

JULY/AUGUST 2023
Home of the Year; Gardens Galore
The Summit List—Colorado Landscape Designers at the Top
deadline: April 3, 2023

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2023
The Kitchen Issue

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2023
Holiday Inspiration
The Fabulous List—Readers’ Choice

Criteria for home feature consideration

+ Home cannot be for sale or about to go on the market.
+ Home must be privately owned; no model or spec homes, please.
+ Homeowners must allow access to their home for one full day for a photoshoot.
+ Project can be an entire home or individual spaces, such as kitchens, baths, home offices, wine cellars, home theatres, etc.
+ Submission must include photos of exterior, kitchen, baths, master suite and any other bedrooms, great room/living room, dining area, and any other distinctive interior or exterior details.

How to submit a home feature for editorial consideration

Scouting Images
+ Images do not have to be professional photographs or high resolution. Smartphone pictures and snapshots are acceptable.
+ Provide multiple images of the exterior, main living areas, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, bathrooms, and other interesting spaces (indoor and outdoor).
+ Please do not mark photographs with your company name–you may keep the photographers’ names on the images, but there should not be any information identifying your company on the photos.

Background Information
+ Provide a brief synopsis (1-2 paragraphs) of the project or story idea.
+ Identify location, homeowner’s name and contact information for all professionals involved (architect, interior designer, contractor, landscape architect, etc.).
+ Indicate if and when the project was published or will be published in other publications.
+ Indicate if the project has already been professionally photographed.

Department story consideration

Department Breakdown:

Fresh Style:

  • Design Right Now: A mix of furniture and household products that fit within a certain trend each issue
  • Tastemaker: Q&A with a nationally known designer, design blogger, or industry trendsetter
  • Small Spaces & Inspired Spaces: A look at homes under 2,000 square feet—or a collection of design ideas focused on one part of the house

Local Finds:

  • Portrait of the Artist: Showcases the work and story of a Colorado artist (any medium is up for consideration)
  • High Points: A curated collection of places, people, products, and of-the-moment hot spots

Go & Do:

  • In My Element: A portrait of a Colorado-based artist, designer, innovator, retailer, etc. in his/her workspace

How to submit a department story idea:
+ Provide a brief synopsis (1-2 paragraphs) of the story idea and which department you would like to be considered for.
+ Identify location and contact information for all professionals involved.

+ Indicate if the project has already been professionally photographed. If high-res images are available, please send along with submission.

PLEASE NOTE:
CH&L continuously reviews editorial submissions throughout the year. Our minimum lead time for editorial consideration is 3-4 months before publish date. For example, if you’d like to be considered for the August issue, please submit your idea no later than early May.
+ CH&L prefers first-time exclusivity and reserves the right to cancel pending stories if found to be a duplication; please do not submit your story ideas to multiple publications simultaneously.
+ Consideration can take up to 6 months; CH&L will respond to the submitter either way. Please feel free to follow up at reasonable intervals via email.
+ We cannot guarantee when a story will run.
+ Advertising with CH&L has no bearing on whether or not your project/product will be featured editorially.

Send Submissions To:
Darla Worden, Editor in Chief
awards@chlml.com

Finally, CH&L invites you to submit nominations for our annual design awards:
5 Under 40 Design Awards 
Circle of Excellence
Home of the Year: Entry Form & Homeowners Release