• Submission Guidelines

    PUBLISHING CALENDAR

    Cross Country Skier is published three times per winter from October through January. Our readers are Nordic skiers who continually seek out information about ski trails, resorts, equipment, technique, competition and feature reports about cross country skiing.

    EDITORIAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR CROSS COUNTRY SKIER MAGAZINE

    Cross Country Skier Magazine welcomes pitches and speculative submissions for all editorial departments but will take no responsibility for them.

    Send us researched, timely, original ideas with a strong Nordic skiing hook, from current events to prolific characters to unique destinations. We are always looking for feature ideas, as well as destination stories with in-depth descriptions of resorts, trail systems and winter destinations. Pitch us newsworthy items; profiles of industry professionals, citizen racers, local ski club organizers and resort owners; technical how-tos; and features of events, from non-competitive tours to major ski marathons.

    FAMILIARIZE yourself with the stories we run in Cross Country Skier, and pitch us sharp, relevant story ideas for specific departments. Sell us the story, not just the idea.

    Please use this format for submissions via email:

    SUBJECT LINE: QUERY

    WHO ARE YOU? YOUR NAME, BACKGROUND, PUBLISHING CREDENTIALS

    WHAT DEPARTMENT ARE YOU PITCHING TO? I.E. FEATURE, NORDIC NATION, DESTINATION

    IDEA: SELL US ON YOUR STORY! TELL US WHY IT’S TIMELY AND RELEVANT AT THIS VERY MOMENT IN TIME. ALWAYS PRESENT THE CROSS COUNTRY SKIING HOOK—WHY IS YOUR STORY IMPORTANT TO OUR MAGAZINE AND COMMUNITY? FOR DESTINATION PIECES, PLEASE INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHER OPTIONS. 

    Send your pitches to Tyler Cohen, editorial director, at tyler@holpublications.com. Please list your phone number, plus contact info for photography. Remember, you might have an incredible story to tell, but without high-quality visuals, it won’t make publication.

    Cross Country Skier Magazine generally follows the terms and conditions of the National Writers Union Standard Journalism Contract. Our standard payment for manuscripts is $0.25 per word. In the case that the manuscript is not up to standards, we reserve the right to pay less or reject it all together.

    PHOTO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR CROSS COUNTRY SKIER MAGAZINE

    We publish anything and everything related to the sport, lifestyle and culture that IS cross country skiing. All digital submissions must follow all guidelines to be considered for publication in Cross Country Skier Magazine:

    1. Processed RAW files in .DNG format
    2. Preview JPEG images (10″x15″ @ 150 dpi)
    3. Metadata embedded (Including: photographer name, contact info, athlete name and location)
    4. Naming convention: [FirstInitial] [Last name]_123.jpg. ie. MLorenz_123.jpg/MLorenz_123.dng

    Rates:
    Photographers will be paid based upon placement.
    Cover – $400
    Spread – $200
    Full page – $100
    Half page – $50
    Spot – $25

    HOW TO SUBMIT:
    WETRANSFER.COM
    send to: photo@crosscountryskier.com