Gripped magazine welcomes submissions from writers, photographers, athletes, coaches and enthusiasts from all climbing disciplines. If you have a story idea please query editor Brandon Pullan at

General Writing Style
Most of our pieces are written in the  third person and the active voice. Please read our magazine to get a sense of what we publish. We use Canadian grammar and spelling.

Although we are always open to queries for new ideas for articles and columns, we are continually searching for the very best content for the following columns.

Most of our features explore the issues, people and places of climbing today. We also publish a limited number of well-written first person accounts. We don’t publish typical trip reports. Features are between 1500 and 2500 words long and pay $250. Photos will be paid for at the photo rate (see below).

Northern Faces
These are intelligent, well-researched, 500-1000 word profiles of the personalities at the heart of Canadian climbing. Subjects have ranged from athletes to access gurus. We prefer prose type pieces for this column but are occasionally open to interview format. $150

Area Profiles
These pieces inform the readers of the best climbing areas around the world. Writers must entice readers with descriptions of  unique areas with incredible climbing. Accommodations, non-climbing attractions and travel info must be dealt with in detail. 500-1000 words $150.

We occasionally accept reviews by freelancers. Query us first.

Gripped is richly illustrated with superb climbing photography. Our Cover, Table of Contents, Beta, News, Features,  and many other columns all require photos. If you want to find out what our present needs are, query Matt Stetson, photo editor, at If you simply want your photos considered, send three of your best images in low-res to the same address. Do not send us images being considered by brands or other media. Our photo rates throughout the book are as follows: Cover: $200, double-page spread: $150, Full Page: $100, Half Page: $75, Less than Half Page: $50.

Payments will be made by check in the mail, which will be sent one to two weeks after the issue is published. If you haven’t received a payment, please let us know by email at