Mushing is Seeking Freelance Writers

Interested in covering -- and uncovering important stories about dog mushing?

Mushing seeks freelance writers for most categories: Racing, Adventure, Gear, People, Culture, Dogs, and Canine Health. Join the editorial team showcasing the sport and lifestyle of mushing since 1988. 

The best way to break into Mushing: Pitch an idea that’s so good, we can’t refuse it. Please search the Mushing archives (use Google and the Mushing site search function) to see what we might have published on a specific subject before you make your pitch. We promise a 24-hour turnaround on an idea with a time hook, one week otherwise. We set story length, deadlines, and fees after we approve an idea; payment is upon publication. We offer freelance positions for both our print and digital assets.

When you email us, send some writing samples (if you have them), your résumé, and your story ideas. Below are the sections where those ideas might go and the freelancing opportunities in each.

After you have been “approved” to be a freelancer and/or contributor, Please review our submission guidelines.


Race stories range from on-site race reports and journalism, breaking news, stories from the trail, Q & As with mushers, and fun, useful events/activities lists. Pitch at


Adventure stories range from long reads to profiles of trips and expeditions. We are always looking for writers with a knack for great storytelling about life on the trail. Pitch at


Gear reviews are the lifeblood of our sport. Stories will include honest, unbiased reviews of the current trends in gear used in the field. These can be written reviews or videos. Pitch at


Much like our racing stories, our people category can include Q&As, profiles, interviews, and more. Pitch at 


Cultural stories range from historical events to interviews with people coming to your city to speak. Pitch at 


Mushing fully believes that this sport is all about the dogs! Stories range from breed profiles, fiction, long-form storytelling, historical accounts, and our infamous Super Dogs section. Pitch at

Canine Health

Our canine health stories would be perfect for a veterinarian looking for freelancing or contractor assignments. So many stories fit in this category, from sled dog veterinary care to long-form stories about canine health, genetics, exercise physiology, nutrition, animal husbandry, and more. Pitch at 


Mushing is fortunate to have a talented group of freelancers we work with on covers and feature assignments. We are particularly interested in race photography and European photographers who can showcase the sport outside of the United States. If you are interested in joining our ranks, send information (including links to your work) to 


Mushing prides itself on providing award-winning podcasts to those who love the sport and lifestyle of dog mushing. We always seek talented podcasters who can showcase the sport with their spin. If you are interested in creating a podcast on our network, send information (including audio samples) to 


Please Take Note Contributors

Our deadlines are changing due to issue dates changing. The editorial deadlines for articles and images will be the 15th of each EVEN month, two and a half months before the publication date. For example, for the November/December/January issue, our editorial deadline will be August 15th. Our February/March/April editorial deadline will be October 15th.  



After you have been “approved” to be a freelancer and/or contributor, Please review our submission guidelines.and read about our compensation plan. 

And please, no phone calls.