general guidelines for writers
submissions are accepted on a rolling basis
we assemble writing and artwork that are germane to movement, connections, transitions and the general transience of the people, places and things of the world.
[wherever] magazine approaches the world with an expansive definition of the term travel. we are interested in pieces that originally demonstrate that if people read about one another’s experiences, they can transform the way they think about one another, other places, and their understanding of travel itself. this can be achieved through long-form narratives, journalistic pieces, as well as short non-linear, reflective works. our approach is to set serious writing and playful work side by side.
- the author's name(s), snail-mail and e-mail addresses, phone number, as well as a very short biography must appear on the first page of the text.
- texts can be up to 3,500 words and should minimize as much as possible the use of jargon. the writing should be accessible to a sophisticated general readership.
- visual submissions should be PDF if vector based, otherwise, images should be JPEGs or TIIFs. 300 dpi and 9 x 12 portrait. alternate formats may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
- we do not mind multiple submissions, but if pieces have been submitted elsewhere, please let us know in advance. we are willing to reprint if a piece has never been published in english.
- [wherever] does pay writers! the amount is determined by the length and will be discussed with the editor.
- we only accept electronic submissions sent to submit [at] wherevermag [dot] com (this pertains to both texts and artwork). emails sent to other [wherever] addresses will not be processed. please include the word "submission" in the subject line of your email so that it does not get eaten up by our spam filters.
- we do not publish poetry. we also do not accept submissions for sound or video art for our online art projects.
- we receive a very large volume of submissions and thus can only contact writers if their work has been accepted. it can take up to 8 weeks for writers to hear back.