Submissions are always open and we do accept unsolicited submissions outside of calls. We’re looking experienced writers, photographers, and artists. You will need to include links of your previous work, portfolio, and/or website in the submission. Works by and about women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented people are especially welcome.

We regret that we are unable to reply to the unsuccessful entries due to the high volume of submissions, but we encourage writers, artists, and photographers to keep sending work for each call. Please submit your idea below in the form. 


::: Non-fiction submissions: We are looking for acutely observed, rigorously researched, and exceptionally written reportage, personal essays, critical essays, and “how to” pieces. Non-fiction submissions have no fixed length, but we tend to publish pieces around 2500 words for reportage, and 500 - 1000 for all other categories. These should be five to ten minute reads for the latter and 20 to 25 minute reads for the former.

::: Travel/adventures pieces: We are looking for untold stories about travel and adventure in line with our theme. We are looking for pieces that are 500 - 1000 words with at least two high resolution, compelling photographs to accompany the piece. This should be a five to ten minute read. 

::: Equipment and fashion: We are looking for the latest trends in equipment and fashion made by brands big and small who embody the spirt of SCOUT. You are welcome to submit your product for review by the Scout team. 

::: Features on activists/artists/athletes/entrepreneurs/change makers: Know someone who should be featured in our this edition? We are looking for untold stories about activists, artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and/or change makers to be featured in pieces that are 500 words each with at two high resolution, compelling photographs to accompany the article. This should be a five minute read. 

::: Art submissions: We are looking for original artwork that embodies our theme, ideally a collection that delights readers with four full page pieces. 

::: Photography submissions: We are looking for original photographs that embody the freedom of the outdoors with a feminist and inclusive energy. Accompanying captions should relate to the theme.

::: Poetry: Writers may submit one to five previously unpublished poems of no more than 120 lines each.



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