We invite enterprising rural women from Canada and the US to submit stories and photos of their lives, businesses, outdoor adventures, office views and beyond to be considered for publication in Trailblazher. Whether you run a full-time rural enterprise or a side hustle – we want to hear from you. We require that you live in a town/community of 7500 people or less, or of course in the countryside.
We welcome all women living a rural lifestyle in North America, that includes women in ag, ranchers, homesteaders, western lifestyle, makers, creatives, coaches, professionals, farmers and beyond!
We're looking for unique perspectives, rural living challenges, impactful stories and beyond for publication in Trailblazher. You can pitch yourself for a story, suggest a rural woman to be featured, or suggest a topic that you would like to research.
Please make sure that your submission is suitable for Trailblazher magazine. We ask that you are familiar with the style, tone and standard in Trailblazher before applying.
*Please do not submit the same idea multiple times. Please do not email about the status of your submission; you will be contacted if your work is chosen for publication. Trailblazher is quarterly and sometimes we're planning issues nearly a year in advance.
If we choose you to be published in Trailblazher, we currently require that you supply your own professional, unpublished (never before seen) photos to accompany your article IF we contact you.
If you are applying to be published, we expect that you understand the quality, style and tone of photography in Trailblazher. We prefer warm tones, journalistic photography depicting real rural life. We require a mixture of landscape and portrait orientation for every article with a minimum of 300 dpi. File formats we except: jpeg.
Here are the ways you can apply.
Only successful applicants will be contacted.
If you want us to know about you dear Trailblazher - this is the place to pitch yourself or an interesting story! Want to share your thoughts or research on fibre, regenerative farming, rural motherhood etc. then submit your idea. Our Quick Pitch is the place to submit a mini profile as we refer to our growing list when we are looking for future feature articles, interesting perspectives and unique stories. Good luck!
Do you know a rural woman in North America who would be an incredible fit for Trailblazher magazine? Whether she runs a full-time rural enterprise or a side hustle – tell us about her below.
We require that she lives in a town/community of 7500 people or less, or of course in the countryside. Submit her profile here and tell us why you think our readers would be inspired by her! Thank you!
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