GRIT Magazine

GRIT Magazine
1503 SW 42nd St.
Topeka KS 66609-1256

Phone: (785)274-4300
Fax: (785)274-4305

Editor: Caleb Regan, Managing Editor
Email address:

About The Publication:

“GRIT is a nationally distributed bi-monthly magazine with a circulation of approximately 170,000 through subscriptions and newsstand distribution. GRIT celebrates the intergenerational bonds among those who live on the land with spirit and style – a legacy of self-sufficiency, audacious ingenuity and pragmatic problem solving that gave this country its backbone and continues to shape its unique character.” 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on publication. Publication time varies, usually within 1 year of acceptance. Buys shared rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds within 3 months. Sample copy available for $6 by mail. Subscription $19.95.

Current Needs:

“We do not accept fiction or poetry submissions. Articles are assigned. Send queries via email to Caleb Regan, with Query and article title in the subject line.”

Pays $75-$750 for 500-2000 words.


“Freelance photographers are contacted via an e-mail callout that lists
specific topics for an issue. Please send low-resolution images, links to lightboxes, or contact sheets via email in response to a specific callout. To be added to the callout list, please email Caleb Regan,”


“DO NOT try to write for GRIT if you know nothing about rural life, gardening or urban farming. We intend to be an authoritative and sometimes playful voice for rural lifestyle farmers and country or small-town dwellers, and we require our writers to be informed about that way of life.”

Welcomes New Writers: Yes