Mushing Magazine prefer detailed queries but will also consider unsolicited manuscripts from time to time. Please make proposals informative yet to the point. Spell out your qualifications for handling the topic. They like to see clips of previously published material but are eager to work with new and unpublished authors, too. An affirmative response to a query proposal does not necessarily mean the resulting article will be accepted.
Each issue of Mushing usually contains an eclectic mix of information, features and columns. They will consider articles on canine health, nutrition, sled dog behaviour and training, musher profiles and interviews, equipment how-to's, trail tips, expedition and race accounts, innovations, sled dog history, current issues, and humour, including cartoons. They consider personal experience articles only when the experience illustrates information that is useful to mushers and generally do not when the focus is the personal experience itself. See the Editorial Schedule for current special issue focuses. All articles should be well researched, logically organized and readable. Appropriate photo support and/or illustrations are encouraged.
Mushing also publishes news, stories, poems, artwork and puzzles by junior contributors. See Junior Mushers Page.