Some General Info For Ya
Does OOW Pay Contributors?
Heck yeah, we do. But only so far as funding allows. See, Out of Wilderness is a self-funded magazine, which means we don't rely on sponsors, brands, or advertisers to bring you the content you love. Our goal regarding contributions to our feature Issues is to pay contributors whenever we can; all members of Staff have at one point or another worked for free, contributing our creative talents to platforms "pro bono." We believe you should be paid for your time, efforts and creativity. However, due to the nature in which OOW is funded, we ensure we only take on contributors we can afford to pay. We think that's pretty fair.
We are open to accepting volunteered pieces from interested contributors who are looking to get their foot in the door with a conservation/outdoors platform, and often open such opportunities for our Journal. If you are interested in volunteering your writing skills to our Journal (sans payment), please feel free to get in touch with us.
Can i republish Your written or photographic content without your permission?
Heck no! Any/all written and photographic work contributed to Out of Wilderness Magazine by writers and photographers must not be reproduced or republished elsewhere without written permission/consent from OOW's Editor-in-Chief. We appreciate that people may want to share our content, but we're against stealing or republishing a contributor's creativity and work without permission/consent. You know, personal ethics and all that. However, you should be aware that imagery used throughout this website in headers, footers, and pages not attributed to a specific photographer or owner are royalty-free stock images.
If you have a question about the stock photography we use, please feel free to get in touch with us.
How do you choose contributors and staff members?
Very carefully! The OOW team is a small group of fun-loving, charming and at times comically sarcastic peeps who love the outdoors and have a passion for protecting and conserving it. Due to the nature of OOW, we offer readers content relating to those topics/areas of interest and seek to work with contributors and perspective members of staff who share similar interests. In other words, if you're looking to write about fashion or beauty, OOW isn't the place for that. Rather, our goal is to work with creatives who too have a passion for the outdoors and its preservation. Preferably, contributors will have some level of creative writing experience, in addition to some knowledge about environmental and wildlife issues, but we also understand that people may have limited awareness of some topics and aim to remain unbiased.
Why isn't oow in print?
We're asked this often, and the answer is truly simple: we believe a digital platform allows us to reach more people. The goal of OOW is to help educate readers on conservation issues in an approachable, modern way; we feel the advent of the Internet and its massive potential for sharing capabilities allow us to reach more people and raise more awareness. Though seeing our work (and yours) in print would be pretty rad, we prefer to remain a digital platform and conscious space dedicated to helping readers across the globe learn more about environmental and wildlife conservation.
what's the story behind your giveaways?
At OOW, we like to host the odd Instagram giveaway here and there to show appreciation for our readers and to pay homage to Canadian creatives. A Canadian-made digital mag, Out of Wilderness structures our giveaways to feature bundles of goods from cool, Canadian brands and makers whom we are proud to support. It doesn't hurt that giveaways are pretty fun, too.
is oow open to collaborations with brands, blogs, publications, etc?
We are! But you should know that we are quite discerning when it comes to collaborations and have a strict mandate against collaborations which spread unethical or negative messages. We wouldn't, for example, be open to working with a brand whose products contribute to deforestation in Indonesia or a platform/publication which glorifies waste, pollution and other environmentally harmful practices.
If you have a blog, brand, platform or publication and would like to collaborate with OOW, please feel free to get in touch with us.
Does oow contribute to charities, Ngos and organizations?
Because OOW is a self-funded platform, our team contributes individually to causes they care about. However, OOW seeks to contribute to organizations whose work we believe in when funding allows. To give you an idea of the type of organizations or charities we support individually, many of us support the work of organizations like the Wildlife Defence League.
does oow offer internships or co-ops?
At this time, OOW is not equipped to offer internships or co-ops. There are various reasons for this, however, the primary one is that we simply do not operate on a large enough scale to require interns or co-op students. Our team of Staff do a swell job of running the ship here at OOW, thus we rarely require outside assistance and cannot offer work placement opportunities. That being said, we happily consider volunteer writers and photographers for our Journal; if you would like to add to your portfolio of work, gain experience contributing to a platform or would simply like to write an article or two, please feel free to get in touch with us about contributing.
I'd like to advertise on OOW's platform; is this possible?
Currently, we do not host advertisements on our Journal, nor any other part of our website. We prefer to keep our platform "ad-free." However, OOW is open to sponsored content which aligns with our general message/ethos and we are happy to discuss collaborative opportunities for sponsored content. Please feel free to get in touch with us via our Contact page.
Please note that any sponsored content on our Journal or social media channels will be denoted as such in an effort to offer our audience full transparency.
I want to syndicate some content. how do i do this?
If there is a Journal entry or piece from our featured Issues that you would like to syndicate on your platform or publication, you must fill out a Syndication Form using the button below. Please be advised that there is a cost for syndicated content; the fees from syndicated content are used to compensate the writer or photographer of said content, in addition to operating OOW. Fees are discussed upon receipt of your Syndication Form.
Some quick terms & conditions
- No part of this website may be reproduced or republished without written, prior permission/consent from the Editor-in-Chief
- Stock photography used throughout this website is royalty-free imagery for unrestricted use; no stock photography rights or copyrights have been infringed upon. All stock photography is sourced from Unsplash
- We moderate all comments on our Journal entries and reserve the right to remove and/or block negative comments and/or commenters; this includes but is not limited to profanities, discriminatory remarks, sexual innuendo and more
- Any sponsored or collaborated content on this website will be noted as such
- The information gathered from newsletter subscriptions is used for newsletter purposes only and is never shared publicly or otherwise. Your privacy matters to us and we strive to ensure your subscription information is kept completely confidential. Subscribers are given options for unsubscribing from the OOW newsletter on the newsletters themselves; we utilize MailChimp