Rucksack Magazine is an online journal and printed publication about written and visual storytelling. Using a combination of photographs and writing, we celebrate the world we live in. Our journal provides a platform for new and emerging writers and photographers to connect with readership. Our categories include written, visual and brand stories, as well as photographer interviews. We love hearing from talented storytellers and are always looking for different editorial styles. We are design-driven and look for quality and integrity in every story we publish. Each volume of Rucksack Magazine focuses on a specific theme; Volume 1 was Winter, Volume 2 was Journeys and Volume 3 will be Islands.
We are currently accepting contributions for Volume 3: The Island Issue. We are looking for photographs and stories exploring and showcasing this theme, with a particular emphasis on isolation. Any submitted photography will need to have a moody or autumn/winter theme. If you would like to submit your work, please email us a short paragraph detailing your proposal, along with a selection of photographs and/or a sample of your writing.
Online Journal Submissions
Our online journal is always open for submissions and is not theme specific. We have no deadlines for online submissions.
Stories - Written submissions for the online journal will need to be between 250 and 1000 words long. Please attach either a Word or Pages document and ensure you have edited your story prior to sending. Accompanying images should be sent in high resolution via WeTransfer or Dropbox.
Visual Stories - Please send a selection of images showcasing a specific location or theme. All photographs need be accompanied by a title and short excerpt detailing the story behind the images and where they were taken. Images should be sent in high resolution via WeTransfer or Dropbox.
Interviews - We are always on the lookout for new and interesting photographers to interview for our online journal. Please get in touch if this is something your wish to pursue further with us, and we will send over a specific list of questions for you to work on.
Brand Stories - We are always interested in telling the story behind independent brands and innovative products. Drop us a message if you are interested in us showcasing your brand.
Please note: We only accept submissions that are wholly original ideas and are not in breach of any copyright laws. Unfortunately, due to the small size of our editorial team we cannot guarantee an individual response to all submitted pitches. We will be in touch within a month if your pitch has been successful.