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Prospective writers, photographers and illustrators are encouraged to pitch ideas to the editorial team at Up Here magazine. A list of the upcoming themed issues is available in our Media Kit, but we also encourage pitches outside of those themes.

When pitching, writers should be familiar with Up Here magazine—the various departments and our style. Our Front of Book contains shorter pieces, including first-hand accounts of Northern experiences in Seen and Noted, and 500 to 800-word stories that cover current issues, historical takes, or travel and lifestyle pieces of interest to our readership. This also where we reserve space for the Icebreaker, a profile of a Northerner making an interesting contribution to their people and place.

Keep lead times in mind when pitching features and featurettes. Longer pieces are planned far in advance and each issue is produced two months before its publication date, so keep this in mind if your story is time or season sensitive.

Note: If you have pitched a simliar story to another publication, please make that known in the pitch.

Each month we also publish a column that shows off the colourful side of living in the North and a Last Word, recollecting unique and truly Northern moments and (often) struggles.

Lastly, photo submissions for our Arctic Moment or suggestions for photo essays are welcome. 

Queries for written work should be sent to editor@uphere.ca. Photography and illustration queries should be sent to photo@uphere.ca.

Examples of articles that worked well:

Seen and Noted: Tapper’s last stand

Front of Book: Hardball on Herschel Island, We dare you to try these, Every person counts

Icebreaker: The craziest few hours of my life

Column: Hide and go moose hunting

Last Word: How fasting made me furious


You can also contact us by mail at:
Up Here magazine
Suite 800, 4920 52nd Street.,
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T1