Canadian Running Magazine welcomes submissions from writers, photographers, athletes, coaches, sports doctors and dietitians. If you have a story idea, please query editor-in-chief Mihira Lakshman at email@example.com.
General Writing Style Most of our articles are written in the third person and the active voice. Please read our magazine to get a sense of what we publish. We use Canadian grammar and spelling, and write all distances in kilometres. Race distances are written: 1500m, 3000m, 5K, 10K and half-marathon. Write general running distances like this: 3K from the finish, 12K down the road, 110K per week. Submissions should be sent by e-mail in a Word document, preferably in Times New Roman 12-point font. Include your name, address and a one- or two-sentence bio.
Columns We’re always open to queries for new ideas, but we’re specifically looking for the best content for the following columns:
Features: Our features tell compelling stories about the Canadian running community. We also publish a limited number of well-written first person accounts. We don’t publish typical race reports. Features are between 1,200 and 2,500 words long.
News: Suggestions are welcome for running-related news items. These should be 150-250 words long and of interest to the general running community.
Profiles: These are intelligent, well-researched, 500-1000 word profiles of the personalities at the heart of Canadian running. We prefer prose pieces for this column but are occasionally open to interview format.
Training and Nutrition: Articles on training and nutrition are 500-1,000 words and should appeal to a range of running abilities, from novice to advanced. This column can either be written by an expert in the field of sports physiology, kinesiology or nutrition, or by a journalist citing authoritative sources.
Reviews: We occasionally accept product, book or movie reviews by freelancers, but please query us first.
Personal Essays: The back page of the magazine features a first-person essay delving into a runner’s humourous or life-altering experiences in the sport. These are 500-650 words.
Photos: Canadian Running Magazine is illustrated with superb running photography. Our cover, table of contents, news, features, and many other columns all require photos. If you want to find out our present needs, query senior photo editor Chris Lepik at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you simply want your photos considered, send three of your best images in low-res to photo editor email@example.com. Our photo rates throughout the book are as follows: Cover: $200, double-page spread: $150, Full Page: $100, Half Page: $75, Less than Half Page: $50.