Outpost magazine (est. 1996) has updated its writer’s guidelines to help freelance writers pitch relevant articles to the editors.
The bi-monthly magazine and website treat readers to beautiful long-form travel journalism, accompanied with stunning photos, along with extensive travel guides highlighting obscure getaways.
Although Outpost is a Canadian magazine with a provincial perspective, the editors do accept stories from writers residing anywhere in the world.
The editors welcome stories about real-world travel adventures, tongue-in-cheek travel experiences, and thrill-seeking escapades in unusual locations around the world.
The magazine and website are separated loosely into various columns that welcome freelance submissions, such as the following:
Feature Stories: long-form travel writing depicting a special travel adventure that you or someone else experienced.
Thrillseeker: extreme experiences in adventure travel.
The Insider’s Guide: detailed and specific travel information, recommendations, suggestions and strategies on a particular subject, theme or travel experience.
Gourmet Du Monde: international recipes that present diverse cultures and tastes around the globe.
Field Notes: travel stories connected to science, such as field research, exploration, biology, sociology or botany.
Word length: 2K-5K words (
3,000 to 5,200 words) per feature story; 800-1500 words ( 1,000 to 1,500 words) for shorter pieces.
Payment: the editors negotiate rates individually with writers.
Freelance writers can visit Outpost’s website to familiarize themselves with the editorial style, focus, tone, and themes.
Pitch the editor first via email; do not submit a finished story.
New email address is submissions -(AT)-outpostmagazine.com. Read updated writer’s guidelines at the magazine’s website.