High Country News submission guidelines and market information

High Country News



High Country News Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Email queries to the appropriate editor. See the submission guidelines for details.

Editor: See guidelines.

Submitting Your Work to High Country News

Before submitting to High Country News

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 High Country News by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to High Country News 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 High Country News guidelines:

To submit a story idea, consider which section of the magazine you’re pitching; detailed guidelines and the best contact for your initial pitch are listed below. All pitches should include the word “query” in the subject line and should be emailed to the addresses below. No phone calls, please. 

We are not interested in writing that mythologizes the West, nor that follows offensive lines of thought. We welcome writers with a strong point of view and a good story to tell. 

A few additional tips: If you have them, please include links or clips showing previous writing you’ve done. Check out our archives before pitching to make sure something similar to your idea hasn’t appeared in HCN before. And please pitch us original writing that you haven’t already published elsewhere. 

Submission Guidelines Details for High Country News

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: See the submission guidelines for contact information.

Accepts: Interviews, Personal Experience, Photo Features, Profiles

Web Address: www.hcn.org

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Updated November 18, 2020