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Elliot Crossing, Mt. Hood

We want to hear from you...

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We want to hear from you...

We get bored hearing ourselves talk. We want to hear from you.

Back in the 1990’s I started a site for aspiring writers. I had so many contributions that at the time, I couldn’t keep up with it. Several of the writers who submitted stories/articles went on to have their work published.

At the time, I was going to school and I had three small kids. I was suffering under a suffocating blanket of depression. So, with hundreds of submissions, I had to call it quits, but it was such an amazing experience, I want to go back to that kind of interaction.

We are accepting pieces related to hiking, biking, kayaking, or any other outdoor adventures that you would like to share.

Beyond that, we have all wandered in our own individual wilderness. We would love to hear about yours, either literal or metaphorical, especially if your story will motivate or inspire others.

The scope is wide, but I think we can make this work.

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Please send something that is between 500-2,000 words. More than that and you better be Stephen King or James Patterson.

Make it personal and honest. If you want to fictionalize that is ok, if you are presenting a truth that you think others will relate to.

Please send 2-6 quality photos to illustrate your piece. If you don’t and we decide to publish your piece, we will try to supply photos, but they would be so much better coming from you. (We will only use your photos for your piece or to promote your piece on social media which at this point includes Facebook and Instagram.)

Please provide a SHORT BIO about yourself at the top of your piece. If you have a blog or other media that you would like to reference, include it and we will add it to your byline.

And of course, we have to say, and we mean, we have the right to refuse any article or photo that doesn’t correspond to our standards or values. 

“When we share our stories, what it does is, it opens up our hearts for other people to share their stories.

And it gives us the sense that we are not alone on this journey.” Janine Shepherd

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