We Tell Stories of a Life Outdoors

REI’s Co-op Journal is dedicated to covering the outdoors: the people who inspire you, the issues and events impacting our community, the skills and gear you need for your next adventure, and the places you want to go.

Through a mix of explanatory stories, long-form features and diverse perspectives, we aim to inspire, educate, entertain and enable the co-op community for a lifetime of adventure.

Write for Us

We accept story submissions and are always looking to add new contributing writers.

What kind of stories are you looking for? Profiles of unique characters. Reported trend pieces. National and local outdoor news and events. Gear reviews. In-depth stories on topics like public lands, product sustainability and climate. Activity-specific service pieces.

What do you want in a pitch? Tell us what the story is about, how you’d tell it and why it could be a good fit for the Co-op Journal. Be specific and concise. And include some examples of stories you’re proud of—we’d love to see your clips.  

Send pitches to: blog@rei.com

About REI

We are an outdoor retail co-op that helps you live your most fulfilling life outdoors. And we have the gear, expert-led classes and adventure travel trips to get you there. We’re also the nation’s largest consumer co-op, with 18 million members. Together, we've figured out that a life outdoors is a life well lived.