The Snowboarder’s Journal welcomes story, art and photo contributions. The Snowboarder’s Journal will consider, but assumes no responsibility for, unsolicited proposals, manuscripts and photographs. All such materials not accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope will not be returned. The Snowboarder’s Journal is not responsible for unsolicited contributions or lost or damaged photo material. Funny Feelings, LLC retains all reprint rights.
The Snowboarder’s Journal photography showcases the highest quality imagery, period. We welcome high action images of top pros, but are equally interested in publishing the unheralded and unknown, and the in-between moments that define snowboard culture.
We seek images that speak to the soulful eccentricities of snowboarding, shots rich in context, character and feeling. We seek creative shots that the other publications wouldn’t run. We welcome experimentation. The Snowboarder’s Journal is a creative vehicle.
- The Snowboarder’s Journal only accepts exclusive submissions. If the images are currently under consideration by any other North American editorial title or global brand, including but not limited to magazines, newspapers, books and outdoor companies, please do not send them to us. We are happy to take a look once brands or other editorial titles have made their selections. This includes current or future social media usage.
- All digital submissions MUST have all metadata fully embedded, including photographer name and address, contact info, athlete name, and location. If you do not include this, we will not accept your images.
- Digital submissions should include .jpg previews no larger than 1920 pixels @72ppi. Submit through a web-based service such as wetransfer or Dropbox. No web galleries, please. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
- Be sure to name your folder with your name and date.
The RAW file in an edited .DNG format will be required for printing. Please do not export any jpeg or tiff then convert to dng–we need full raw data in order to print your image at the best possible quality.
We will gladly accept positive film (slides), as well as B/W prints and cross-processed media. However we will only accept originals, and we will not accept any Inkjet prints.
* NOTE: ALL PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS (Film, Prints, etc.) MUST BE FULLY LABELED AND CAPTIONED.
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All hard copy submissions,including original slides and CDs, should be sent via mail or shipping company to the respective addresses below.
The Snowboarder’s Journal welcomes queries and/or completed manuscripts that showcase snowboarding’s people, places, and culture. Before submitting an idea we encourage writers to pick up a recent copy of The Snowboarder’s Journal and read it carefully. Initial contact should be in the form of a query that includes the following:
- A brief description of the story: the angle, subjects, and location.
- Why our readers would be interested in your story.
- Where it would fit in the book (what department).
- Why you are qualified to write the story.
- Reference to any photo resources for the story.
- Any samples or references to previously published work.
Please direct all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the addresses below.
Send all submissions to:
Via USPS/Canada Post:
The Snowboarder’s Journal
PO Box 2806
Bellingham, WA 98227
Via UPS or FEDEX:
The Snowboarder’s Journal
3620 Irongate Rd. Suite 122
Bellingham, WA 98226
Via Email: Submit@thesnowboardersjournal.com
Fly By: Short, focused piece on places, innovations, organizations and events in snowboarding. Can also cover a unique photo concept or moment. 350-700 words.
Yodel: Rants and stories with a loose focus on snowboard culture. Generally, a little more off-beat and conceptual than a fly by. 350-700 words.
Artifact: Discussion of a physical piece of snowboard history. Must be accompanied by photo of said artifact. This can be a personally-relevant artifact as long as it relates to broader snowboard culture. 350-700 words.
Rewind: Archival photo accompanied by short text that says something about a particular place/era in snowboarding. 50-150 words.
Media Review: Review and/or discussion of a compelling piece of snowboard media. Think outside the box. 350-700 words.
New Favorite Guy/Girl: Short profiles of people that exemplify snowboard culture. This could be anything from an industry type to a local character to a park builder and beyond. Ideally, this isn’t a “behind-the-scenes” column, but it can incorporate a bit of that. It’s more about the underground legends and personalities who display something unique about snowboard culture. 400-1200 words.
Lines: Focused on one particular line (backcountry or front-country) of significance. A place to think creatively and go beyond just “that couloir”, although “that-one-couloir” can also work if its worthy. 350-700 words.
Features can run anywhere from four to 20 pages and 1200 to 4000+ words. Features should go beyond simple chronological accounts of snowboarding trips and delve into the history, culture, politics and eccentricities of the places and people featured. Features can also center on political/cultural/environmental issues, but please tread lightly in this arena unless you have something truly informed and unique to say. They must be accompanied by photographic resources that paint an equally-compelling picture of the featured subject.
– Arial Font
– 1.5 Spaces
– One return after paragraphs, no indent
– AP-style punctuation
– Include the date, name of author, title of story, and department in the header