Hemispheres submission guidelines and market information




Hemispheres Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Hemispheres accepts submissions via email. See the submission guidelines for details.


Editor: Ellen Carpenter, Editor-In-Chief and Justin Goldman, Deputy editor

Submitting Your Work to Hemispheres

Before submitting to Hemispheres

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 Hemispheres by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Hemispheres 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 Hemispheres guidelines:

The following sections are open to freelancers:


The Hemispheres feature should be a substantial read. We’re not interested in boilerplate travel stories (a faraway resort, whether it’s eco-conscious or not, does not in itself make for a story). Instead, we’re after a great narrative that will immerse our readers. The story should have a strong sense of place or destination, though traveling itself does not necessarily need be its focus. The stories can be profiles of newsmakers and cultural figures, personal narratives, or adventurous general-interest stories. Above all, the featured locations should be United Airlines destinations. 

Recent successful profile stories include a trip to Hawaii’s Kilauea with pioneering NASA volcano scientist Rosaly Lopes and a visit to celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s new restaurant in Newark, New Jersey. Our favorite personal narratives include a writer’s journey to New Zealand with his cancer-survivor mother to research the healing powers of manuka honey and a whiskey-loving writer’s Lost in Translation–inspired pilgrimage to the distilleries of Japan. And our recent general-interest stories have included a night at a Rio de Janeiro samba school as its musicians and dancers rehearse for Carnaval and a river cruise deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest. What these stories all share is the ability to hold a reader’s interest; each of them is something that would fit as comfortably in a quality general-interest magazine as it would in a travel title.


Navigator is our travel-oriented front-of-the-book section. It focuses on hotels, food and drink, up-and-coming neighborhoods and cities, automobiles, and more. A piece in Navigator should have a news peg or be related to an identifiable trend. Once again, above all, the featured locations should be United Airlines destinations.


Diversions is our front-of-the-book culture section. It includes date-pegged coverage of gallery, film, and theater openings, book and music releases, television premieres, and sporting events. Additionally, it features interviews and profiles of up-and-coming actors and designers both new and established.

Submission Guidelines Details for Hemispheres

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Ellen Carpenter, Editor-In-Chief and Justin Goldman, Deputy editor

Accepts: Adventure, Ethnic, Historical, Humor, Mainstream, Mystery

Web Address: www.hemispheresmag.com

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Updated September 29, 2020