Rucksack Magazine is a printed publication dedicated to 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. 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 One was Winter, Volume Two was Journeys and Volume Three was Islands.

Volume Four Submissions

Volume Four will be The Pursuit Issue. We are looking for stories, both visual and written, in which something; a feeling, purpose, dream or goal is being chased. This could be a physical search, or a mental transition over a course of time. We are looking for variation and exploration into the very depth of this theme, but it is essential your story, whether through writing or photographs, embodies the essence of what you feel it means to pursue. 

Written Stories need to be a minimum of 500 words. Please submit a first draft in your email, as well as an outline of the title and any images you wish to include.

Visual Stories need to be submitted via WeTransfer or Dropbox. We would like to see a selection of between 5 - 10 images, as well as a suggestion or direction of a title. Images must be a minimum of 300 dpi and will need to be jpegs or TIFFs, in their highest possible quality.

All submissions must be sent by Sunday 10th February 2019.

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. 

Please send all submissions to: