Writer’s Guidelines


Writer’s Guidelines

Triathlete magazine, established in 1983, is the largest newsstand publication covering the sport of triathlon. Triathlete readers range from novice and competitive amateurs to professional athletes.

Our editorial focus is placed on multisport training tips and programs, nutrition articles, gear and apparel guides, athlete profiles, triathlon-related travel stories and timely news pieces relating to the triathlon lifestyle. In general we do not publish first-person pieces or “my first triathlon” stories.

Writers wanting to contribute to Triathlete should read several recent issues for style and content, and should be familiar with the history and personality of the sport. Article ideas should be queried via e-mail, and a detailed outline may be helpful in evaluating editorial value. If you are submitting a nutrition or training article, references and qualifications are required upon submission. Also, when querying ideas, please state the availability of photographs or illustrations to accompany the proposed article.

All written materials should be delivered via e-mail, sent to Editor-in-Chief Julia Polloreno. Full-length features generally range from 800 to 1,200 words. Any news pieces, training articles or nutrition pieces range from 200 to 500 words. All text must be submitted with an appropriate title and 10- to 20-word summary.

Payment for editorial is made upon publication.

Terms of use: In general, once your article has been accepted for publication by Triathlete magazine, Triathlete owns the worldwide copyright to the article and we may reproduce your piece in any media format. By submitting your article to Triathlete magazine, you agree to be bound by these conditions should your article be accepted for publication.