Contribute to Edible Alaska

November 07, 2017
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Have a great idea for a story? We’d love to hear from you. Before you get started, search for past articles so you don’t pitch something we’ve already covered.

Who we are

Edible Alaska is a quarterly print and online magazine celebrating local food, season by season. Our mission is to advocate for the importance of growing a strong local food economy while exploring Alaska’s rich culinary and cultural landscape. We use the power of story to celebrate our state’s unique food traditions, new culinary trends, and the people who shape the local food scene. Edible Alaska is the ultimate guide to our local food and drink culture and provides smart content, detailed information and culinary inspiration from just outside your front door.

What we’re looking for

Stories about unique Alaska food and culture, reported stories between 300 and 1,500 words, essays and poetry about food and life in the 49th state, and photo essays that convey a sense of life in the Last Frontier.

We’d like stories with reporting and/or supported by expertise. Don’t worry about whether you’ve been published before or whether or not you have a journalism degree. We want to know what makes you the right person to write this story and if you can meet a deadline. We’d also like to see some of your work, so please include links to similar pieces. Be sure to outline your story and provide concrete details and specifics.

Stories we are not looking for

Restaurant reviews or “best of” lists. (“The best 15 places to eat in Anchorage right now.”)

Personal stories about the one time you visited a rural village and your life was forever changed. (Ask yourself if you are the right person to tell that story.)




One for the Road looks at the culinary world through a moving lens — ideas on camp cooking, roadside eateries, food-themed souvenirs, and travel topics. We're looking to share travel stories and tips from Alaska and beyond.

If you have a specific idea for One for the Road, include “One for the Road” in your email subject line.


The Edible Alaska column that inspires people to get cooking with everyday foods and interesting oddities. Generally these pieces are around 300 words each and feature an in-season food item.

If you have a specific idea for Main Ingredient, include “Main Ingredient” in your email subject line.


Living season-by-season is all about leading a sustainable life for ourselves and the planet. But we don’t all have large backyards for a compost pile and greenhouse. We’re looking for ways to hack a green life in a small space. These can be reported stories, essays, or a step-by-step DIY with an intriguing headnote.

If you have a specific idea for Small Space, Green Living, include “Green Living” in your email subject line.


With every meal, there’s always something to drink. We’re looking for local ways to tease the tastebuds with interesting beverages, especially those that are non-alcoholic.

If you have a specific idea for Libations, include “Libations” in your email subject line.


Our readers love original recipes. We diligently test all the recipes we run to offer clear, workable, easy-to-follow instructions.

Before you put any time into developing a recipe for Edible Alaska, reach out to us.

Photographers and Illustrators

Give us a shout if you think your style fits with ours. Send us a link to your portfolio and published works.

Where to send pitches

Send us an email with your pitch. Please include samples of relevant work.

Send to:

Mary Smith

Jessica Stugelmayer
Senior Digital Content Editor

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