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Submission Guidelines

Fancy yourself an adventurer eh? Good! You’re exactly who we’re looking for! We’re constantly on the hunt for powerful stories of adventure in any format; be it written, photographed or filmed. The most important thing that we look for isn’t a certain writing style, or type of adventure, but an inspiring quality. LeftRight Repeat is about sharing, it’s about making our readers want to step outside and take the world on. If you think you’ve got something to give to the adventure community that’s going to impact people’s lives, then you’re in the right place!

What kind of proposals?

Be it written, photographed or filmed, we want to receive stories of all kinds of adventures. The adventure community is possibly one of the widest ranging communities in the world and so long as you’re conveying your adventure then there’s a place for you here. If you have an idea for something adventurous that you haven’t done yet let us know too: We can help, it’s what we do!


Written proposals:

Please don’t send us complete manuscripts. We don’t have the time to read them fully instead please send the following to contact@lrradventure.com:

 

– One paragraph explaining the premise of your adventure/story

– The first paragraph of your proposed story

– Any technical facts about your story, location, time of year, any specialist services/equipment used. (We need to fact check before we publish)

– We ask that all submissions come with high-quality photos. We want to see the story from your eyes rather than a stock photo. We do make exceptions if this isn’t possible. When emailing proposals please send low-res copies of your photos <1mb

– Any other relevant information or experiences, including any links to other stories/features/adventures

– Proposals must be for manuscripts in English and unpublished anywhere else.

 

Writing Style:

If you take a look at LeftRight Repeat’s content you’ll see that we enjoy a huge variety of stories and therefore a wide range of writing styles. So as long as you’ve got a sense of adventure soaking the pages, we accept whatever style you have to offer. We want an awesome story, telling us about people, events, scenery and mind-sets in detail and making us wish we’d been there with you!

Being aware of what we’ve published in the last year is important, we don’t want to repeat the same story or feature, but if you feel you have a different spin on something then by all means propose it.

We like articles to be between 1,000 and 2,000 words, but won’t turn anything down based on length. We may ask you to instead focus more on smaller aspects of the adventure. We’d alway prefer to have 5 amazingly written pieces that make up one adventure, than your whole adventure to be squashed and poorly explained.

 Finally:

We want to spread adventure, we think we’ve made that clear, so please don’t be nervous to propose an adventure or a story that’s a bit out there. Although we are an adventure travel website, we hold no authority on what is and what isn’t adventure. If your proposal or manuscript isn’t accepted by us we will try to give you feedback.


Photographic Proposals:

As a rule we create gallery’s showcasing roughly 30 photos per photographer. When submitting a proposal please email 5 low-res photos to photo@lrradventure.com along with: 

– A paragraph explaining where the photos were taken and the story behind them

– Any technical facts about the photos, time of year, location, any challenges in getting the photos and the equipment used

– Links to any social media pages or websites exhibiting your work.

– If you feel it’s relevant please include any experience you have with links to other galleries and your own work

– Photographs must be unpublished anywhere else with the exception of the photographers personal website

Photographic Style:

We love all kinds of adventure, and although most of what we see and accept falls under the category of ‘travel photography’ this is by no means all we look for. If you as an artist and an adventurer, have gone out and captured something that you feel is worth sharing, from people to places, architecture to textiles, we want to see it! There is no limit on what adventure can be, and as long as you can justify why it’s adventurous, we believe you! So show us your style and let us spread it. We ask that any photos submitted have a small watermark with the artist’s name/logo in either the bottom right or bottom left of the photo.

Interviews:

Often we ask that we can publish an interview with our photographers because although a picture may paint a thousand words, the most important words come from the horses mouth, and that’s you. These are usually conducted by one of our editorial team via Skype. Please include in your proposal if you are not comfortable with this.

Social Media:

As part of our attempt to let the world know what we’re doing, we love to publish photography on our social media. This may include photos which have not been published on our site but have been submitted. When publishing on social media we ensure that all credit is given to the photographer, just as if we were promoting a written article. Please let us know how you would want us to promote your work, through instagram, facebook, your own portfolio site etc. Also let us know if you aren’t comfortable with this.


Adventure Proposals

The greatest thing we can do is help you get out there on an adventure, so if you have an idea, no matter what size or scope, let us know by emailing adventures@lrradventure.com with the following:

– A paragraph describing your adventure proposal including: methods of transport, distance (if applicable), timescale, location

– A paragraph describing why: what is the motivating factor for you doing this, what do you hope to achieve, are you raising money for charity?

– Any relevant experience with links to other adventures (bear in mind that it is by no means a pre-requisite that you have any experience whatsoever)

– What you need from us, i.e. help planning you adventure, help finding funding and receiving discounts; anything from advice to hands on requests

– Proposals must be for original adventures that are not affiliated to any other organisation

 

 


Please note:

We work tirelessly with our contributors to produce exciting, interesting and wonderful stories and experiences. We therefore ask that other websites and publications respect our content by not cloning any published material without expressed permission from LeftRight Repeat. Featuring LeftRight Repeat-edited content is strictly forbidden. We ask that all work first published by LeftRight Repeat is credited as such with a link to the original page. We are in this to bring adventure to the world, please treat us with the same respect we treat adventure. 

 

Check out our gorgeous contributors:

Angana Narula

Angana Narula

Contributor

Angana's love for both travel, writing and photography stems from an infatuation with learning about cultures and the diversity of how people live. She's currently in the UK studying English and History at the University of Durham, but she grew up living in Thailand. Aside from travel, writing and photographing, Angana likes to paint and spend time in quaint and obscure cafe's.

Antonia Fabian

Antonia Fabian

Contributor

Antonia is a German 19 year old Philosophy Student in Cardiff. Another lover of travel and more importantly animals. From travelling through Asia to working with elephants Antonia's fallen for the outdoors and the adventure of different cultures.

Ella Marchant

Ella Marchant

Contributor

Ella's studying English Lit at Glasgow uni. She loves sewing, baking and making things in general. Especially vegan treats. Her favourite places include Rome, Barcelona and Whitley Bay (good ol' Newcastle). She's a regular writer for us here at LeftRight Repeat and getting stuck into some fantastic food pieces. Follow her articles and you'll be lucky enough to get some recipe tips too.

Erika Koljonen

Erika Koljonen

Contributor

Erika's originally from Finland, where the zip was invented! She lived London for a while and studies English Lit in Glasgow. Erika grew up travelling between Helsinki and London which has given her a natural sense of comfort in being on the move. She's been backpacking through most of SE Asia: Singapore, Malaysia Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. She gets super excited learning about the history and culture of a place, and of course there's the food!

Graham MacMillan-Mason

Graham MacMillan-Mason

Contributor, Columnist

Though born and bred in Sunderland, Graham has lived in Glasgow for 4 years now. He's a passionate vegan, Sea Shepherd activist and cat lover. He's also a spoken word artist and performs in venues across Glasgow, including at Glasgow's recent 'Vegfest'. On top of all this, he runs the occasional half marathon. He loves adventure, travelling and seeing new things.

Guillaume Prevost

Guillaume Prevost

Contributing Photographer, Adventurer

Guillie is a 27-year-old Frenchy, born and raised in Pau, south-west France. Starting skiing at 3 and hiking/climbing at 4, Guillie is probably the most experienced of all the LeftRight Repeat team. He's travelled to 27 countries across 6 continents, all the while getting his degree in Software Engineering between France and Australia, where he's lived in Melbourne for two years. It's safe to say he's super adventurous and a really talented photographer. Guillaume spends his days travelling, making videos, taking photos and surfing.

Heather Renton

Heather Renton

Contributor

Heather grew up in Amsterdam but her father is Scottish so she sounds like a self-professed combination of Goldmember and Rab C. Nesbitt. She moved to her current home, Glasgow, to do a masters in History of dress and Textiles with a dream to become a costume designer someday. She is drawn to travelling not only because she loves learning new languages and meeting new people, but for the fantastic stories that travelling brings.

Jessica Algie

Jessica Algie

Contributor

Jessica has lived life between England and Bangkok for most of her life. She's also half British and half Chinese so has had an interesting insight into life across different cultures, something which has sparked and fed her desire to travel and explore. Her recent trip interrailing in the summer of 2015 was only the start of many more adventures to come. She's currently studying Drama and Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes university and working part time in an events company and as a model.

Joëlle Poulos

Contributing Photographer, Adventurer

Joëlle is one of our talented photographers. She lives in Falmouth working as a freelance photographer and artist living in her own self-converted caravan. Among other talents she's a self-made business woman and runs 'Joelle's Emporium' in which she sells her own prints and custom design temporary tattoos. Most recently she was off photographing what appears to be every nook and cranny of SE Asia. She has a relentless love for adventure, exploring new cultures and places and meeting awesomely interesting people.

Jon Webster

Jon Webster

Contributor

Jon Webster is currently doing a Masters of Research in Creative Practices at the Glasgow School of Art before finishing his final year of medical training at Newcastle University. Through a combination of living, studying, and travelling in India, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Denmark, Western Europe, and more he tries to explore cultural relativism and his own mixed heritage through writing, exploring, storytelling, and a little photography.

Lucy Houghton

Lucy Houghton

Contributor

You'll probably find Lucy either writing, reading, or in a reading induced nap. She's moved up to Glasgow from Lancashire to study English Literature at the University of Glasgow and is now in her third year. Aside from reading and writing, she likes to stay active and explore the Highlands, having already bagged several munros.

Nicola McLellan

Contributor, Columnist

Nicola grew in Edinburgh (‘grew up’ is not the right phrase), and moved to Glasgow to go to Uni. After deciding that mainstream education was not her calling, Nikki “opened [her] tiny little mind to the concept that the reality we see may be more complicated.” six years ago when she was a self confessed ‘ned’. Since those dark days she has studied holistic practices including Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candling and Reiki, all of which she is qualified in. She has worked in hospitality for years, but more interestingly, spent time teaching “singing to the kiddies” in the Massai Tribes in Kenya.

Oliver Gaspar

Oliver Gaspar

Contributing Photographer, Contributor

Swedish born Oli now lives on the Central Coast of Australia. He's currently studying International Business in Sydney but has his fair share of adventure travel plans lined up. Having just taken a year out to backpack Europe, he now has plans to sail the Australian East Coast in a boat built by himself and his dad. With a deep found passion for travelling, adventure, and landscape and nature photography, Oli's journeys are definitely ones you want to keep an eye out for.

Richard Knight

Richard Knight

Contributor

Richard was born and bred the outskirts of Reading, but 21 years later finds himself studying Business at the University of Bath. He travels whenever his life can afford it, in between his other exploits which include London internships, journalism, and radio presenting.

Robbie Heath

Robbie Heath

Contributor

Glaswegian born Robbie has never stayed put in a city for longer than 5 years. He's lived as far away as the UAE and learnt a wee bit of Spanish from his time in Spain. Now at the University of Glasgow (stayed put for the time being) he's studying English and Philosophy with the occasional paid acting gig on the side. He's a great lover of world cuisine and music and won't hesitate to write about it.

Rory Crawford

Rory Crawford

Adventurer, Contributor

Full time electrician and part time adventurer Rory likes to make the most of every day. It is a rare day when he's not doing something fitness related or planning his next excursion. He was born and raised in Edinburgh and can normally be found at some sort of social fitness event or searching the streets for a gluten free cake!

Craig Everett

Craig Everett

Co-Founder, Business Manager, Adventurer

Craig's an Edinburg studying in Glasgow. He's a fitness freak and culinary near-genius as his relentless legs and couscous cooking showed when he crossed the Pyrenees for LRR 2015. He's studying Philosophy and Politics but outside of lectures he runs, plays squash, claims to be a Glasgow Uni socialite, and plans adventures.

Doug Turner

Doug Turner

Co-founder, Marketing & Media Director, Adventurer, Photographer

Doug was born and bred in London, moving to Glasgow to study English Literature. If you've met Doug and haven't heard him talk about 'This one time I walked from Melbourne to Adelaide' then you haven't actually met him. When not procrastinating Doug plays hockey, designs website, and walks places, like 900km across the Pyrenees. Most recently he became the first person to paddleboard down the Neretva river in Bosnia His next plan is for LRR 2017, a stand-up paddle board journey down the Danube.

Iona Campbell

Contributor, Editor

Iona (or Owni) grew up in New Zealand and followed her families wish to come back to Scotland. Now, she attends the University of Glasgow, studying English Literature and Language. Owni enjoys reading, poetry, art and is an avid slackliner, she can often be found in the local park (when the weather is forgiving on her feet).

Fiona Bringmann

Fiona Bringmann

Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Adventurer

Fiona, another Londoner who moved to Glasgow to study English Lit, is a bit of a word nerd. Fi was part of the three-strong team that crossed the Pyrenees from coast to coast of France for LRR 2015. You're most likely to find her either in a yoga studio, coffee shop or on the beach.

Jacinta Ricketts

Jacinta Ricketts

Contributor

Jacinta was busy practising law in Australia when her adopted mother decided to track down her biological mother. Suddenly an EU passport landed in her lap so she seized the opportunity to travel and live in Europe. She now occasionally writes for LeftRight Repeat whilst adventuring in Europe. Before she returns to Australia she hopes to live in the Artic Circle, cross an ocean in a cargo ship and to publish a guide book about walking 1400 km on the Camino de Santiago through France and Spain.