Yes, you. We’re always looking for new authors.
If you’ve got an idea that will challenge our readers and move our industry forward, we want to hear about it. We are always looking for exciting writers that love our country as much as we do.
We’ll be honest, though: writing for Live the North takes work. We want your article to be at its best, and we’ll push you to get there. Once accepted, you’ll get extensive feedback from our team.
It’s also rewarding. You get to be a part of something pretty amazing! We’re growing and would like you to grow with us.
What we’re looking for
You may submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a short pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it matters to our readers) paired with an outline.
The more complete your submission is, the better feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we only accept original content—we do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog).
Please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches. They make us feel sad inside.
Before you submit, look at our style guide and recent articles for insight into structuring and formatting your piece, and make sure your submission:
- Has a thesis and offers a clear argument—not just a list of tips and tricks.
- Has a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human.
- Is written for Canadians.
- Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check, and cite sources where appropriate.
What we publish
We publish articles of anywhere between 600–2,500 words, depending on subject complexity.
1,500 words is about average. Articles may be casual in tone and content—great for less-intensive tutorials and posts—or rigorously structured and edited.
All of the affiliate links will be directed to us. You may add one external link to your bio or website.
How to submit (and what happens next)
Email us your submission.
Here’s what happens after you hit Send:
- We will review your submission and determine whether it’s a potential fit. If so, the team will review and discuss it. This happens once a week
- If we accept your article, we will work closely with you on things like organization, argumentation, and style.
- We’ll schedule you for publication as soon as revisions are complete.