Notice for Small Boats Monthly Subscribers

Q. Can I read a sample issue?
A. Absolutely! Read the entire April 2015 issue for free. All other issues follow the format of this one, but the boat selections, techniques, gear reviews, and destinations are richly varied from month to month. You’ll have access to the entire collection once you subscribe.

Q. How can I contribute an article to Small Boats Monthly?
A. We welcome article proposals from our readers. Please review our Editorial Guidelines, which describe in detail what we’re seeking, and how to send it. You’re also welcome to email us your suggestions for articles; we’ll try to find a writer who can cover the topics you’re interested in. E-mail Christopher Cunningham, Editor, at

Q. How do I subscribe?
A. Signing up is fast and easy. Just click on “Subscribe” in the banner at the top of the page. We charge by the month at $2.99 or by the year at $29.99, a savings of 16%. As long as your credit card remains valid, you need to take no action to keep your subscription current. We’ll alert you when your card expires; you’ll simply need to renew your card with us in order to maintain your subscription. New issues go live on the first weekday of each month.

Q. Can I give a gift subscription?
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Q. What’s included in a subscription?
A. Your subscription to Small Boats Monthly will give you complete access to not only our current issue, but also to every issue we’ve already published. Keeping your subscription active will give you continuous access to our ever-growing archives—and to the current issue.

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Q. Do you have a print edition?
A. Yes and no. Each December, we publish a print magazine called Small Boats. It’s available on the newsstand only and through the WoodenBoat Store, and is a selection of the content you’ll find in Small Boats Monthly. So, yes we publish a print magazine dedicated to small boats. But no, we do not publish a print replica of all of our monthly content. To have access to all of the content, you must subscribe.

Q. Can I get a Small Boats Monthly T-shirt?
A. Yes indeed, and in any color you want, as long as it’s black. You’ll find our Special Edition T at the WoodenBoat Store, with easy, secure online ordering.

Q. Where do you find your stories?
A. Our editors are passionate about all kinds of small boats, and are always seeking narrative pieces and boats for our profiles. We also rely upon our readers—our community—to keep us informed of developments in the world of small boats. These subjects might include new equipment and techniques for boating and camping, people taking interesting trips, new water trails, and surprising topics that we might not have dreamed of. If you have a suggestion for a story, please send an e-mail to Christopher Cunningham, Editor, at

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A. Our subscriptions are managed by Press+, a company specializing in access to online journalism. Please click here to visit their help page, and to contact their customer care team online. If you’d like to get assistance  over the phone, you can reach a customer care representative at 866.71.PRESS (866.717.7377).

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