Our goal is to shine a light around the love and beauty in this great, bug, wide world of ours by sharing tales from the places we travel to and culture we visit and learn about. In that endeavour, Roamancing publishes articles monthly on topics around travel and culture, to encourage cultural understanding and get people learning, dreaming, and discovering. Our writers are paid, and while we expect that the articles they submit here to be unique and not published elsewhere online, they maintain the intellectual property over their ideas and writing.
Erica Hargreave and Lori Yearwood are the editors of this digital magazine.
All pitches should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line indicating the subject matter of the pitch.
To submit a pitch to us for consideration, please:
1. Read our digital magazine regularly to get a sense of our tone and style, and become familiar with Roamancing’s editorial vision.
Our Editorial Vision for the StoryToGo Digital Magazine
- Global – while our founders are ambassadors for Canadian culture, we are also fascinated by other cultures globally, and love learning from new colleagues from around the world, whom we meet in our travels; we want to learn about and celebrate Canada and other countries around the world
- Promoting Cultural Understanding – we love how travel places us in different environments, with new-to-us experiences and customs; we want to share these with our readers and encourage curiosity in learning about different-to-us cultures – learning about other cultures, rather than fearing or judging them
- Inclusive – we are lead by the notion of ahimsa, finding harmony in our surroundings, and creating spaces for voices and perspectives that have been and continue to be marginalized in society as well as storytelling – through our own experiences being marginalized, it has changed the way we work, placing an emphasis on creating healthy work relationships
2. We publish smart and accessible prose, that are intended to get readers thinking, dreaming, and learning. We are always interested in original thinking, under told histories and marginalized voices that challenge the status quo, and unique ways of approaching storytelling. As educators, as well as storytellers, we want to help our readers discover in an accessible manner and connect communities across this wonderful world of ours.
3. Refine your pitch. Tell us the subject you wish to write about. Give us 2-3 sentences describing how you wish to write about that subject, and tell us why you wish to write this article.
4. Check to see if we have already published an article on this subject, and if so, make sure the article that you are pitching is different in it’s approach to the subject.
5. Convey the tone with which you will write your article in your pitch.
6. If you have not worked with us before, please link or attach one or two relevant articles that you have written.
7. Tell us how long it will take you to write the article and let us know if you are pitching your idea to other publications simultaneously so that we can get back to you within an appropriate time frame.
Thank you for your time. We look forward to reading your writing!
~ Erica and Lori
Our Editorial Process (aka things you’ll likely want to know):
- Due to our sadly limited time, only writers whose pitches are accepted for publication will be contacted by reply email.
- Pitches are consensus-vetted by the editorial team monthly.
- Payment is delivered at time of publication.