Founded in 2007, Under Blue (formerly Ohio Outside) is a leading website for travel, outdoor adventures, gear, and adventure sports. In-depth editorial and compelling photography inform, entertain, and inspire readers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors and improve their health and fitness through it.

Your well-written query should present a clear, original, and provocative story angle, not merely a topic or idea. It should reflect your thorough knowledge of the magazine’s content, editorial style, and tone. When submitting a query, identify which department your story would be best suited for.

Editorial Submissions

Features (2000 to 3000 words)
Our in-depth features cover a gamut of topics, including personality profiles, top outdoor adventure destinations, race profiles/reports and issues in our sport, and generally include a short sidebar or two.

Long Departments (1000 to 1200 words)

Destination Showcase
—stories are destination travel stories, including where to run, ride, hike, camp, climate, local services and community, amenities, and events relevant to our readers.

—is a human interest section highlighting interesting characters in the outdoor world, from celebrities to housewives, elite runners to back-of-the-packers; it’s their story that determines who makes a good subject.

Adventures—first-person narratives of unique running, cycling or outdoor-related journeys or wild undertakings on the trails

Articles should be supported by high-quality photography.

How to Submit

Please submit your query or complete article, along with one or two writing samples (preferably previously published articles), including your name, phone number and email address, to Under Blue by email to:

Editor, Mark Gorman,
[email protected]



Adventure, Travel, Outdoors, Gear and Fitness