We’re always interested in working with new contributors and their ideas
Kayak Angler celebrates the intersection of fishing and paddlesports, with an emphasis on hook-ups and sleigh rides from all manner of paddle- and pedal-powered sporting rides. Our scope encompasses North America and its unique regional fisheries: the Atlantic, the Pacific, the flats of the Gulf and all the vast freshwater in between. The readership ranges from first-timers on up to salt-stained hot sticks—anyone who loves to fish from a chunk of plastic or composite.
Kayak Angler publishes four issues annually, in February (Spring), May (Summer) August (Fall) and November (Winter). We do most of our editorial scheduling in September for the upcoming year, but we accept submissions at any time.
We welcome your contributions to Kayak Angler . We’re open to ideas, but flip through one or more of our recent issues first. It’s the best way to understand our format, subject matter and style. Obviously, we cover how to catch fish from a kayak, and that includes the always-interesting topics of fishing boats and rigging. Don’t overlook other aspects of the sport, from compelling personalities and pros, the latest news in conservation and fishing tackle, and accounts of incredible catches or pioneering trips.
We are always in the market for articles that have depth, emotional impact and take-away value for the reader, complemented by striking photos. The best way to assess our interest in your idea is to send us a brief summary of your idea—a query.
We would rather read queries than completed manuscripts. Queries should present a clear and specific idea, not merely a general topic, and should reflect familiarity with the magazine’s content and tone. Be specific!
We will rarely consider a story without good photos, and we will occasionally buy a story based on exceptional photos alone. So please come prepared to supply or source professional-quality, high-resolution digital images to accompany your article. See photography guidelines for more details.
Please send queries by email to the address below. We do not accept queries over the phone. We will reply to your query within eight weeks if we are interested in your idea. We will not return unsolicited manuscripts or photos unless you include an SASE or return courier account number.
Writers submitting story ideas should be aware that the editors at Kayak Angler may already have assigned or be working on a similar story. Before you query, carefully study several issues of Kayak Angler so you can tell us how and where your idea will fit into the magazine.
For Backcasts gallery photos, we look for action, composition and lighting. Please send your selected submissions as low-res JPGs or as a link to a web gallery to firstname.lastname@example.org.