Backpacking Light Story Proposal Submission Form
Backpacking Light's editorial mission is to promote (1) MULTI-DAY, (2) BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL IN A (3) LIGHTWEIGHT, (4) SELF-SUFFICIENT ("BACKPACKABLE") STYLE.

By submitting this proposal, you agree to the following:

1. Backpacking Light offers honoraria to our authors as a means of saying "thank you". We generally offer a $25 honorarium and complimentary memberships for unsolicited content. We pay higher rates (up to $500 for individual articles, or more for comprehensive editorial series) for SOLICITED content (e.g., specific long-form technical reviews, skills articles, and state of the market reports that we define). Please contact us at if you would like to be added to our mailing list for content solicitations.

2. You agree to grant Backpacking Light a nonexclusive, non-expiring license to use your content in any publishable medium. To qualify for an honorarium, you agree to grant Backpacking an exclusive license to publish your content for a period of one year from the date of publication.

3. IMPORTANT! You agree to submit your story (including a manuscript that has been copy edited and that meets our Editorial Guidelines, as well as all photos, video, and other supporting materials) before the Target Submission Date that you specify below.

* Link to our manuscript guidelines:

* Link to our Gear Review Guidelines:

* Link to our Gear Guide / State of the Market Report Guidelines:

4. That you disclose any conflicts of interest or financial interests with products, services, or manufacturers that you mention in your article below in the "Abstract" box.

View our Author's Guide here:

Submitted By *
Enter the name of the lead author.
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Email Contact *
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Story Title *
A one line title as the reader might see it in a Table of Contents.
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Type of Article *
Abstract *
Enter a 1-3 sentence description of your story.
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What is the approximate word count of your story? *
Target Submission Date: *
Enter the expected date by which you will submit the project.
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Supporting Materials *
What type of supporting materials do you plan to submit with this project (e.g., photos, video, tables, etc.)?
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