Paddling Magazine Contributor Guidelines
Paddling Magazine Contributor Guidelines

Paddling Magazine Contributor Guidelines

Paddling Magazine is a quarterly publication uniting Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Rapid into three main sections to bring you compelling adventure stories, expert buying advice, destination ideas and the latest paddling news. Paddling Magazine covers the people, politics, expeditions, art, and boats and gear of paddlesports for kayakers, canoeists, whitewater boaters and standup paddleboarding enthusiasts.


We're always interested in working with new writers and their ideas. In particular, we look for articles on paddling events, regions and activities; informative service pieces; adventure travel pieces; profiles of engaging paddling characters; and investigative stories on paddling issues.


Queries should present a clear, original and compelling angle, not merely a topic or idea, and should reflect familiarity with Paddling Magazine's content and tone. Tell us why this story matters to Paddling Magazine readers, and tell us where you think it might fit in the magazine. (See back issues of Paddling Magazine here.

Features are generally 1,500 to 3,000 words in length. Most other articles (400 - 1000 words) focus on timely trends and events, provocative issues, and short and quirky profiles. Destinations pieces (500 - 700 words) include places, news and advice for paddlers.


Please send queries and two or three relevant clips of your writing to Due to the high number of submissions we receive, we do not have time to respond to each and every query. If interested in your story, we will respond within six to eight weeks.

Photography Guidelines

For Watercolors gallery photos, we look for action, composition and lighting. Please send your selected submissions as low-res JPGs or as a link to a web gallery to


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