Packed with poems and prose, book reviews, science, and exciting exploits from around the globe, Appalachia delivers inspired stories of adventure, redemption, and the outdoors. The journal comes out twice a year and has been a tradition of inspired writing since 1876. Stay informed by following Appalachia on Twitter at @AppalachiaJourn.
From the White Mountain Huts to the Giant Races: Meet Katie Schide and Hillary Gerardi
This story is a preview of the upcoming issue of Appalachia Journal. Katie Schide ran down the woodsy mountain trail from the Flégère tram station 800 meters above Chamonix,...Explore
Interviews with Bears
Interviews with Bears: Trailside, near New York City Margaret Redmond Whitehead Appalachia Winter/Spring 2023 The first time I saw a wild black bear, in 2015, I was so close...Explore
Day Four: A rescuer’s account of a hiker’s baffling survival
This story was originally published in the Winter/Spring 2023 issue of Appalachia Journal. On a chilly night in early May 2009, the pager sounded. New Hampshire Fish and Game...Explore
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Story proposals should reach the editor-in-chief eight months ahead of publication: April 1 for December publication, October 1 for June publication. Manuscripts sent on speculation may arrive as late as seven months ahead of publication: May 1 for December publication, November 1 for June publication. Letters to the editor, suggestions for obituaries in our “In Memoriam” section, and short items for our “News and Notes” section may arrive five months ahead: July 1 for December publication, January 1 for June publication.
Our philosophy is that articles should be as long as needed. Most articles run between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Some measure as short at 500 words, and our longest are 5,000. Please double-space your document, use Times New Roman 12-point font, and send submissions electronically, if possible.
Photographs or drawings accompany most of our articles and are usually provided by the authors. We also publish a limited number of standalone photos that evoke the mountains, and we welcome high-quality freelance submissions.
Original poems about the above topics are also welcome. Shorter poems are preferred. Only eight poems are published per issue, which makes this the most competitive section of the journal; on average, one in 50 submissions is accepted. Send poems to the attention of Parkman Howe via the editor-in-chief.
All work is subject to editing. We make every effort to work cooperatively with authors in the early stages of production and to explain editing decisions. Deadlines usually make last-minute communication with authors impossible.
E-mail story ideas, speculative material, and poems to Christine Woodside, editor-in-chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send her postal mail c/o the Appalachian Mountain Club, 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129. Mailed material can be returned upon request if you include a postage-paid envelope.
We have a very limited budget and cannot pay for most unsolicited material. Authors receive two contributor copies.
Authors retain the rights to their work, although Appalachia reserves the right to publish stories or excerpts online indefinitely.
Christine Woodside, a writer and editor based in the lower Connecticut River Valley, has served as editor-in-chief of Appalachia since 2006. She writes about backcountry adventure, environmental change and how people cope with it, and American history. Chris welcomes letters and feedback from readers, and can be reached at email@example.com. Learn more about Chris at chriswoodside.com.
For more information about Appalachia or submissions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org