Journey Magazine

Writers' Guidelines

Journey Magazine

Journey Magazine Writers' Guidelines

Journey magazine continuously seeks opportunities to work with talented freelance writers. In addition to assigning articles to contributors with demonstrated familiarity with particular topics, we also accept pitches throughout the year.

Our articles are framed to provide AAA members in Washington state and northern Idaho with the expert advice they need to make informed decisions on travel, traffic safety, automotive technology, insurance and select other topics.

Travel coverage includes insider tips on fun things our Northwest-based audience can do in our own backyard, including the latest crazes and new spins on time-tested favorites, as well as narrative descriptions of experiences in other parts of the West, the U.S. and abroad. In addition to showcasing destinations and regions, we also publish thematic roundups of activities and attractions, and travel advice.

Articles range in length from 100-250 words for our Next Stop and Backstory sections to 600-800 words for our destination profiles and 800-1,400 words for our feature stories and packages. We also publish 500- to 1,000-word features on Northwest destinations and activities on our website. A second- or third-person narrative works best for our pieces, though there are situations in which a first-person perspective makes sense for a feature.

Journey retains exclusive rights to contracted articles during an initial period for publication in our Western and Puget Sound editions and/or on our website.

To be considered for an assignment, send a query, along with a description of your relevant experience and three samples of published work, to Pitches should include a synopsis of your story concept, an irrestistably compelling headline, and a few words on why your pitch is unqiuely relevant for AAA members in Washington state and northern Idaho. Due to the large number of queries we receive, we cannot respond to every submission.

Thank you for your interest in Journey. We look forward to hearing from you.


Jim Hammerand
Editor, Journey magazine