Outside submission guidelines and market information




Outside Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Send queries to features@outsideim.com 



Editor: Editorial Department

Submitting Your Work to Outside

Before submitting to Outside

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 Outside by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Outside 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 Outside guidelines:

Outside publishes stories about adventure sports, gear, travel, fitness, health, culture, and the environment. We’re always on the lookout for reporting, essays, service pieces, and media reviews focused on the outdoor world.  

Once you’ve determined the best place to direct your story idea, send us a pitch that describes why your story is a fit for Outside, why you’re the writer to do it, how you’ll report it, and why the story is relevant now. If other publications have written about this topic before, tell us why your angle is unique. It’s also helpful (although not necessary) to include a suggested headline and subhead that sum up your story. If you’re new to writing for Outside, send us a few clips in the style of the piece you’re pitching. Finally, because outdoor adventure writing has historically highlighted predominantly white male voices and subjects, we are interested in women, BIPOC, LGBT+, and other diverse voices and subjects.

If you haven’t heard back in a few weeks or if your story is particularly urgent, it’s fine to send a follow-up email. We regret that we can’t respond to all pitches, but we’ll contact you if we think your story could be a fit for Outside. Please don’t call us about pitches or send us unsolicited drafts.

Submission Guidelines Details for Outside

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Editorial Department

Accepts: Adventure, Book Excerpts, Essays, General , How-To, Interviews, Photo Features, Profiles, Reviews, Sports, Technical, Travel

Web Address: www.outsidemag.com

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Updated November 30, 2020