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Blue Ridge Outdoors accepts pitches for new contributions from experienced adventure and travel journalists. We’re currently looking for stories that cover outdoor destinations, mountain sports, travel, culture, and the environment. Our coverage is based around the magazine’s distribution footprint in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, so story ideas should relate to or be set in Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

What we’re looking for: We’re mainly seeking freelance contributions for reported features, outdoor news pieces, sport-based destination round-ups, and journalistic essays. 

What we’re not looking for: Straightforward accounts of hikes, trips, or races. These are frequently submitted but not what we run in Blue Ridge Outdoors. We’re in search of unique, interesting angles on the adventure opportunities and scenic spots in our area. 
Please send all pitches, along with relevant clips, to [email protected]. As a monthly print publication, we plan issues well in advance, so expect a response if a story is being considered in two or three weeks.