Contributor Guidelines


Outdoor Canada is Canada’s leading national magazine for anyone interested in fishing, hunting and related conservation issues.

Outdoor Canada readers are active and passionate about this country’s natural heritage. They want to know how to get the most out of their outdoor experiences, and keep abreast of what’s happening in the Canadian outdoors from coast to coast to coast. That’s why each issue of Outdoor Canada contains a solid mix of how-to articles, entertaining features and in-depth reporting.

As Canada’s authoritative outdoor magazine, we expect our outdoor writers to be experts in their fields. All features must provide the latest, most reliable information; they must also be well-researched and original. Most articles run from 1,500 to 2,500 words, while shorter pieces can run from 100 to 700 words.

Writing fees depend on the complexity and length of the article, with fees generally ranging from $100 for short articles to $400 and up for features. An appropriate fee will be determined at the time of the assignment.

Excellent photographs are essential for every Outdoor Canada story, and we rely on our outdoor writers to provide appropriate photo support.

If you have a story, or a story idea, please submit a query letter via email. We do not accept completed manuscripts.

Before submitting a query, potential contributors are advised to familiarize themselves with Outdoor Canada‘s tone and editorial departments, then devise their queries accordingly.


Photographers and Illustrators

We are looking for strong, attention-grabbing images that capture the love our readers have for hunting and fishing. We’re interested in finding and cultivating new Canadian talent and appreciate submissions from new photographers and illustrators to add to our list.

When sending unsolicited submissions, please email low-resolution samples. If we’d like to see more of your portfolio or assign work to you, we’ll contact you.