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By telephone:
For subscriptions, inquiries, and address changes inside the United States and Canada, call (800) 829-5895. If you're overseas, the number is (515)-237-3669

By email:
For subscriptions, inquiries, and address changes: CLMcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com

Retailers

To carry Climbing Magazine in your shop please contact:
Kay Nelson
800-365-5548
customer@magdogs.com

Advertisers

For advertising inquiries:
Contact Associate Publisher Kevin Riley: kriley@aimmedia.com.

General Contact Info

Mailing address and phone numbers for Climbing Magazine:
5720 Flatiron Parkway
Boulder, Colorado 80301
phone: (303) 253 6412

Contribute to Climbing

At Climbing, we pride ourselves on running the best, most exciting, and most immersive climbing photography and writing in the world. Cutting-edge photography and top-tier journalism have been the heart and soul of the magazine since its founding in 1970, and we thank you for your interest in contributing to the print magazine and website.

Contributing Writer Guidelines: Print

Climbing is published six times a year, with a mixture of climbing-focused feature writing, departments, and photography.

Areas we’re currently soliciting queries for include:

  • Talk of the Crag (500- to 800-word topical news, opinion, and other essays)
  • Players (1.5-page mini-profile)
  • Faces (5-page profile with extended Q&A)
  • Topo (1- to 2-page article, with photo support, on a specific climb of historical note)
  • The Place (2-page article on a destination area and/or related access issues)
  • Skills (1.5- to 2-page clinics on training, movement skills, technical/ropework/anchor skills, etc.)
  • Features (2500- to 4000-word articles on destinations, sociopolitical topics related to climbing or trends in the sport, major ascents of note, historical pieces, epic tales of survival, etc.)

To refine your query, we suggest you read a current issue of the magazine to gain knowledge of these departments and the type of writing we typically publish. 

Climbing Magazine and Climbing.com will not consider:

  • Personal essays
  • Trip reports
  • Previously published material (includes websites, blogs, journals, non-US climbing publications, etc.)

Please submit a concise and specific query, where it will fit in the magazine, links to three of your previously published clips, and website portfolio if applicable to queries@climbing.com.

Due to our small staff and the large number of queries we receive, we cannot respond to everyone, but we do read every submission. If we are interested or wish to know more information, we will get back to you within four to six weeks. If you don’t hear back from us in that time span, then it means we’ve passed on the query.

Contributing Photographer Guidelines: Print

The pages of Climbing Magazine are brought to life by stunning and inspiring photography. We encourage photographers to embrace the weird and the wild, shedding new light (literally) on the art of climbing. We publish all types of photos that relate to climbing—action shots, dedicated belayers, basecamp, etc.—so long as it gives readers an immersive experience the sport. Take a look at a current issue of the magazine to get a feel for the photographs we run before submission.

Submit your photos with captions digitally, along with a link to your website portfolio, to queries@climbing.com. Due to the large number of submissions we receive we cannot respond to everyone, but we do consider every submission. If we are interested in your work, we will get back to you within four to six weeks. If you don’t hear back from us, then it means we’ve passed on the query.

Contributor Guidelines: Online

Climbing.com publishes original stories most weekdays, and we're always looking for pitches and new writers to work with. Unlike our print edition, web stories don't need to fit into established departments, and we're also able to publish stories quicker, allowing us to better cover news and timely topics. We'll consider pitches for any quality idea. That said, stories should lend themselves to a headline and caption that will grab the reader's attention and inspire them to click it, and we typically do not accept trip reports unless there is a specific hook. The most common pieces we accept are:

  • News
  • Opinion pieces
  • Climbing history
  • Interviews
  • Mini-features
  • Skills
  • Photo galleries

Please submit a concise and specific query, links to three of your previously published clips, and if applicable to onlinequeries@climbing.com.

Due to the large number of submissions we receive we cannot respond to everyone, but we do consider every submission. If we are interested in your work, we will get back to you in a timely manner. If you don’t hear back from us, then it means we’ve passed on the query.

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