How to Reach Us

Brought to you by the same REI editorial team that produces the Co-op Journal and published by Hearst Magazines, Uncommon Path aims to help more people see themselves in the outdoors.

Want to pitch a story?

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 features on topics like climate change, nature’s impact on public health, and diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoors. 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 Uncommon Path. Be specific and concise. And include some examples of stories you’re proud of—we’d love to see your clips.

Send pitches to: stories@rei.com

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