Climbing submission guidelines and market information




Climbing Submission Guidelines

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Submitting Your Work to Climbing

Before submitting to Climbing

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Climbing by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Climbing or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Climbing guidelines:

Climbing is published six times a year, with a mixture of climbing-focused feature writing, departments, and photography.

Areas we’re currently soliciting queries for include:

  • Talk of the Crag (500- to 800-word topical news, opinion, and other essays)
  • Players (1.5-page mini-profile)
  • Faces (5-page profile with extended Q&A)
  • Topo (1- to 2-page article, with photo support, on a specific climb of historical note)
  • The Place (2-page article on a destination area and/or related access issues)
  • Skills (1.5- to 2-page clinics on training, movement skills, technical/ropework/anchor skills, etc.)
  • Features (2500- to 4000-word articles on destinations, sociopolitical topics related to climbing or trends in the sport, major ascents of note, historical pieces, epic tales of survival, etc.)

To refine your query, we suggest you read a current issue of the magazine to gain knowledge of these departments and the type of writing we typically publish. 

Climbing Magazine and will not consider:

  • Personal essays
  • Trip reports
  • Previously published material (includes websites, blogs, journals, non-US climbing publications, etc.) 

Submission Guidelines Details for Climbing

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Adventure, Interviews, Personal Experience, Profiles, Technical

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Updated December 4, 2020