Submission Guidelines

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Submission Guidelines

Audubon commissions freelancers who demonstrate an ability to write, solid reporting skills, a command of narrative storytelling techniques, knowledge of environmental subjects, and a unique voice.

Your pitches should include a pithy description of the article; why you think it's appropriate for Audubon; sources you might interview; how long the proposed piece would be; the section of the magazine for which you think the article is suitable; and why you are the best candidate to write the story. Finally, make sure you're pitching your idea to the appropriate editor. (The editors' names are listed in the masthead at the front of the magazine. Their email addresses follow this convention: first initiallast name (at) audubon.org. E.g., John James would be jjames (at) ...)

Please email your pitch, along with links to several clips, to the editor whom you wish to query.

Because we receive so many pitch letters, it is not always possible for us to reply to each one, but we do our best. Thank you for your patience.