Outdoors

Tracks Magazine

Tracks Magazine

“An iconic Australian title, which celebrates, influences and reflects the diversity of surf culture in Australia and abroad.” Occasionally welcomes new writers. Publishes seven issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 8 weeks after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Response time varies. Sample copies available for purchase on newsstands.

Pays $500-$800 for a 1500-2000 word feature; $200-$300 for up to 1500 words; $1000-$1200 for 3000 words. Submit query or complete ms by email.

Nature Friend Magazine

Nature Friend Magazine

50% freelance. “Nature-loving children and families get Nature Friend. We are primarily about wild nature. Can be animals, plants, birds, insects, rocks, ocean life, astronomy, gardening, learning by doing activities and experiments.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 7500. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buy first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds quickly.

Pays $0.03-$0.05/edited word.

Bass Angler Magazine

Bass Angler Magazine

“BASS ANGLER MAGAZINE (BAM) is a quarterly print magazine created specifically to help you become a better fisherman. As the industry’s leading bass magazine we simply provide you with fresh new features every season. Bass Angler is filled with 25 or more full length articles uncovering the latest bass catching secrets from the nation’s top touring pro anglers.” Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys all rights, and non-exclusive electronic rights.

Pays $100/article of approximately 1200 words with pictures.

RockChuckSummit

RockChuckSummit

“Adventure Travel Online Magazine. Sharing stories, trips, reviews and topics about adventure travel in North America.” Circ. online. Publishes stories daily. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 24 hours Monday through Friday.

Pays $0.07/word and up or $45-$75 a piece.

Good Old Boat

Good Old Boat

“A niche magazine covering subjects of interest to the Average Joe or Jane sailor who owns and maintains their own sailboat. These stories can relate to 19-foot trailer boats to 40-foot ocean-going boats. Writers are sailors themselves and write from their own experience. We expect all submitters to be familiar with our magazine and content.” Welcomes new writers. “If you’re a new writer with a good story and good photos, we’ll work with you to whip your words into shape.” Pays 60 days before publication. Publishes between 3 months to a year after acceptance. Accepts reprints. Responds within a month.

Pays $50 to $750 per story.

Turkey Call/JAKES Country

Turkey Call/JAKES Country

“Turkey Call is dedicated to the education and entertainment of members of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a nonprofit conservation organization committed to its mission of conserving the wild turkey population and preserving our hunting heritage. The lifestyle of the outdoorsman/woman is our focus, particularly that of the wild Turkey hunter and conservationist. JAKES Country is an educational publication of the nonprofit National Wild Turkey Federation, Inc., dedicated to involving youth in conversation, and passing on the North American hunting tradition.” Pays upon publication. Buys First NA Rights. Rarely accepts reprints, depends on impact of subject. Response time varies. Call for queries sent between May and June. Guidelines available by email.

Pays 30-40 cents per word. Departments 300-500 words with photos ($200-300). Features 750-1,200 words ($350-500) with photos.

Texas Parks & Wildlife

Texas Parks & Wildlife

20-25% freelance. “Texas outdoor recreation, nature, wildlife, and state parks.” Welcomes new writers. 10 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Buys first rights for print and digital. No reprints. Responds within several weeks.

Pays flat fee up to $1200.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation/Bugle Magazine

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation/Bugle Magazine

“First published in 1984, Bugle magazine is one of the top conservation and hunting publications in North America. Distributed six times annually to RMEF members, the journal of Elk Country and the Hunt is the source of all things elk: hunting stories, tips and gear; the hows and whys of elk behavior; wildlife conservation and elk ecology; and natural history all while featuring stellar wildlife and landscape photography.” Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 6 months of acceptance. Buys First N.A. Rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds within three weeks. Guidelines available online.

Pays $0.30/word and up

Loaded Landscapes

Loaded Landscapes

“Loaded Landscapes is a blog that covers topics related to landscape and nature photography. We publish tips and tutorials, as well as articles about specific destinations or points of interest.” Guidelines online

Pays $20-$150.

The Boundary Waters Journal

The Boundary Waters Journal

“Email all submissions direct to me by attaching as a WORD document to your email. I personally review and work with all article submissions/writers.

I also am a wilderness guide from May-August, so I can’t review submissions during this time frame each year. I spend the months of November – April working on articles to run in the upcoming year’s issues of BWJ.

BWJ is a quarterly magazine that is the “Last Word” in all things BWCAW/Quetico. We have a feature only article format of ten articles with quality color photography and printing – 100 pages/issue. We cover anything of interest to wilderness paddlers/campers/anglers — all aspects of our coverage area are potential BWJ articles. Most common are wilderness canoe route journals, wilderness skills development/advice, where/when/how to fish the canoe country, wilderness essays, wilderness gear reviews/recommendations, area history, area personalities, winter activities and more. We have been publishing in-depth exclusive articles on the BWCAW/Quetico for the past 34 years. We have very loyal subscribers who are very knowledgeable about all aspects of wilderness canoe tripping. We publish very few stories geared to the novice. We prefer expert advice so you need to know what you are talking/writing about to be published in BWJ.” Circ. 12K. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 6 months to a year after acceptance, depending on the theme. Buys one time rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds within 30 days, during the months of November-April.

“Typical payment would be $400” – Review Current Needs