There are many blogs and magazines around the world that are waiting for you to share such interesting stories and they will pay you for it. If you are an animal enthusiast or specialist with a vast knowledge about a particular animal, here is your chance to share your expertise with the dedicated community of animal lovers.
This list contains animal/wildlife blogs and magazines that accept and pay for guest post submissions. You must put some real work into your article if you are going to submit it to top blogs and magazines successfully. Getting into any of these publications can be a real deal-maker for you and your writing career.
Please make sure that you go through the site/magazine you intend to pitch to have a general knowledge about their style. Read their guest post submission guidelines and ensure to abide by their rules in your submission. Always try to have your idea pre-approved before writing the article to increase your chances of success. However, some editors prefer a complete article submission in which case they will let you know beforehand.
Always submit your best work.
This blog covers personal stories of people who travel with their pets. You can write about the chronicles of your day with your pet in an article not exceeding 600 words. You can link to resources that add value to the article. They do not accept any links that serve purely self-interest.
They also do not accept articles from link farms. In fact, they do not link to commercial sites whether in the article body or in the byline. Include at least two images with your article during submission. Send them as attachments or provide links that the editor can use to download them.
This magazine publishes articles about marine and fresh water aquarium, so, if you have some knowledge about corals and under water ecosystems, this is your opportunity. Read the magazine to see what content they publish then pitch your content idea to the editor. If they love your idea, you will get a commissioned article to work on. You are free to add some stunning images if you have them.
This blog shares stories about the wild animals, safaris, wildlife photography and everything in between. They have outlined elaborate categories under which you can submit your article. It should be original and informative, and you must not republish it anywhere else. Do not write your article with intention of doing self-promotion because it will not be accepted. It should be between 400 and 650 words long. Edit your work before submission.
Do you know anything about the American Falcon? If you do, this is the magazine to publish your next story. They love long form articles, especially if you can break them down into series. In fact, you can (should) submit an article with over 5000 words.
Do not be deceived, your article must be above par to make the cut. They are not going to accept scattered content hidden in bushels of filler material. You must be prepared to provide solid content in your article. They encourage their writers to submit original photographs to accompany their articles. Pitch your article idea to the editor first before you start writing.
This publication brings together bird watchers from around the world. They share informative stories of birds written by bird watchers for the bird watchers. They run feature stories (1000 – 2000 words) and species profiles (1500 – 2500 words). You should pitch your idea to the editor in the email body and attach your manuscript in the same email message.
Tennessee Wildlife Magazine is published quarterly and covers local wildlife stories. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency uses this magazine to share educative and informative content.
The magazine audience includes hikers, birders, anglers, hunters, campers, and wildlife lovers. You can share humorous wildlife article or an adventurous piece with a human-centered interest. They also accept photography.
Make sure you read the magazine to be familiar with their tone and know their editorial guidelines. Since they work with an editorial timeline, it is important to submit your piece in advance before the deadline elapses. Query the editor before writing (advised).
This publication is dedicated to sharing stories about pet lifestyles and has been supporting animal welfare in Mid-Tennessee. They have tight deadlines and prefer that the commissioned articles be submitted before the deadline to give them ample time to plan their publication calendar.
As usual, read the publication to get familiar with their tone and style. Pitch the editor before writing the article and make sure to follow their guidelines to the best of your ability.
This blog shares stories about wildlife. You are welcome to read their blog to familiarize with their tone and style before sending in your manuscript. They do not have an extensive guide on what they expect; it is up to you to make that judgment. However, your article should be relevant and professional.
This publication is dedicated to the canines. It shares stories of dogs and their relationship with their human friends. After reading their extensive submissions guidelines, you can write and submit an unsolicited article, which they will review and accept if they find it interesting enough.
Do your best to follow their guidelines and write your article to blend with their style if you want to increase your chances of being accepted.
Specify in your query whether you want your article to appear in print or online. Web-only submissions must not exceed 600 words and should be sent to this email. You will be compensated by getting a whole year complimentary subscription to The Bark.
Writers who hail from North Carolina or are familiar with Wildlife in North Carolina are welcome to share their stories about fishing, hunting, and outdoor recreational activities. You can also share natural history, personal essay, stories about special places, and conservation stories.
The articles vary in length but they usually publish between 1800 and 3000-words long articles. They also accept photograph and illustration stories. Please pitch the editor with your article idea before writing.
Deer & Deer Hunting shares stories about deer and deer hunting. They also accept photograph submissions. They emphasize that the stories and photography should be about white-tailed deer. When you submit an image, the deer should be in its natural environment.
You can also capture hunters in action hunting the white-tailed deer. Article submissions have two categories; features (1000 – 2000 words) and “browse” (200 – 500 words).
Virginia’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has been publishing this bi-monthly magazine for over 70 years. It has categories for hiking, camping, natural history, outdoor ethics, environmental education, and even fish recipes.
They stress the need to query the article idea first. The article length should not exceed 1500 words (they will not pay for any additional words above that limit). They also accept photography submissions.
Wildlife Control Training Group magazine is dedicated to wildlife damage control and has been sharing wildlife stories on a bimonthly basis since 1994. They need stories that are practical, which the readers can apply in their businesses.
They also welcome photo submissions of people actively engaged in wildlife damage control work. The articles vary in length between 500 and 1500 words. You should pitch the editor first.
This blog accepts well-researched articles about animals (wild or domestic) and pet care. Your article should aim to enlighten, educate, or inform the reader about something or an aspect that he/she may have not been aware of.
You can also write about animal rescuers and heroes. They also encourage photo submissions with your article submissions. Your links should point to related and relevant articles that will add value to the submission.
This blog features stories of adventure. They are calling on bloggers/writers to share their adventure stories abroad. You can write about the wildlife and diversity you experienced while volunteering abroad. They do not have a very exhaustive guide on guest post requirements.
Reptiles magazine shares stories of reptiles and amphibians that live in captivity bimonthly. They love to share stories about reptilian and amphibian lifestyles, their feeding, breeding, and even husbandry. If you have a thing for the reptiles and amphibians, this is the publication to publish your story.
They prefer that writers query the editor for preapproval before commissioning an article to a writer. In fact, they will not accept any unsolicited article. All freelance submissions are “on spec”, i.e. they are not obliged to accept/publish every article until after they have reviewed, revised, and contracted it.
Whether you are looking for an opportunity to share a special story or to advance your career as a writer, these blogs and magazines can be a life saver. I have compiled this list to help you reduce the amount of time you take to research which blogs/magazines to pitch. Whether you are just starting you or you are a seasoned writer, you will find an appropriate site to work with.
Do you know any other resource that fits under this category and you would like us to include it in this list? Kindly bring it to my attention through the comments or email.
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