Writer’s Guidelines


Writer’s Guidelines

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

Our editorial focus is on multi-sport training tips and workouts, nutrition, gear guides, athlete profiles, triathlon-related travel stories, and timely news pieces relating to the sport and lifestyle. In general we do not publish first-person race reports except in our #MyTri section online, where athletes get to share their own stories.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 email, and a detailed outline may be helpful in evaluating editorial value. If you are proposing 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 Kelly O’Mara. Full-length features generally range from 800 to 1,500 words. Any news pieces, training articles or nutrition pieces range from 500 to 800 words. While you are welcome to send full-length articles as submissions, you’re typically likely to have more success in first sending a query or pitch that outlines your proposal, why this article is needed right now, and why you’re the best person to write it.

Payment for editorial is made upon publication.

Terms of use: In general, once your article has been accepted for publication by Triathlete, 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.