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Pitching to Where the Leaves Fall

Each issue of the print magazine is divided into three themed sections, containing a combination of written features, Q&As and photographic features, and the back of the magazine contains shorter dialogues. The theme for #15 (out in August) is HEALING - please get any submission ideas in by the first week of June.

If you are considering pitching an article or photographic essay idea to WtLF magazine, please first look through the features, dialogues and photographic essays on the website to get a feel for our house style and what we are looking for. Also take a look at the About section of the website.

Please do not send completed articles or essays, but rather email an outline of 300 words or less stating your idea, what makes it interesting, why it matters now, what perspective or reporting you will bring to it, what theme (see upcoming themes below) of the magazine you see it fitting with, and the article style you have in mind (feature, photographic essay or dialogue). Please also include examples of previous work.

Please don’t send large files via email. If you have images that you want us to view then please send a private website or cloud link.

WtLF requests first serial rights for all pieces (with the exception of photography and poetry). We also seek a licence to republish all content from our print magazine online in perpetuity. If your work has been previously published then please include details.

To submit your idea, please email: [email protected]

Written features

Written features are between 1400 and 3000 words in length. They tend to be well-researched, drawing on numerous sources, and written in the third person. Occasionally we will run pieces in the first person where the writer is an expert or has a particular perspective on a subject. Q&As are a similar length to written features and include an introduction.

Photographic features

Photographic features are based on a series of images and include an introduction of 500-800 words.


Dialogues are shorter, first person takes on a subject, and tend to be either 550 or 800 words in length. These can be illustrative, practical, thoughtful, exploratory, or poetic. As with features, we look for the writer to have an expertise or a particular perspective to bring to these pieces.

Artists and illustrators

We enjoy working with artists and illustrators from around the world. If you’d like us to consider your portfolio please email us with a link and short paragraph about you.

Audio and Video

Beyond the print pages of the magazine the website offers up space for audio and video. If you have a work or project you'd like us to consider then please email us with a link and short paragraph about it.

Other opportunities

From time to time we have other opportunities and ways to get involved. Please sign up to our newsletter and follow our social media for details of these.

Notes on style

The overriding direction of the magazine is to explore humankind’s connection with nature. We look for contemporary global stories to be told as locally as possible, and to be as inclusive as possible. It’s also important to remember that this magazine may be read anywhere in the world. We hope that every feature and dialogue will allow space for the reader to consider how the text might reflect on them and the way we live our lives – constructive, honest and accurate writing.

Our response

While we endeavour to reply to every submission, we do receive a lot and it's not always possible to provide a detailed response.

WtLF is a quarterly magazine, and we are a small team, so if you don’t hear back immediately, please be patient.

Theme for the next issue

The theme for #15 (out in August) is HEALING.

Ideas for the dialogues section of the magazine do not have to be based on one of this theme but all content has to follow the magazine’s overriding theme of exploring humankind’s connection with nature.


We also welcome collaborations with organisations - please get in touch with any suggestions, ideas or questions: [email protected]


Aaron Davis

Abass Owolabi Adesola

Abel Rodríguez / Mogaje Guihu

Abhiroop Sen

Ailton Krenak

Akielly Hu

Alastair and Fleur Mackie

Aletta Harrison

Alex Hyde

Alex Morss

Ali Tollervey


Alice McCabe

Allan Jenkins

Ameena Rojee

Amelia Rouse

Aminatu Gambo

Amruta Patil

Amy Clarkson

Ana Elisa Sotelo

Ana Maria Antunes Machado

Ana Mendieta

Anaïs Tondeur

Anaïs Hazo

Andrea Gibson

Andrea Popyordanova

André Tranquilini

Angeles Rodenas

Ann Marie Chischilly

Anna Kary

Anna Souter

Annie Risemberg

Antonina Savytska

Appolinaire OUSSOU LIO

Arthur Potts Dawson

Aryaana Khan

Ashten Macdonald

Atikah Zata Amani

Avery Robertson

Ayaka Oba

Ayisha Siddiqa

Beatriz López

Becky Lyon

Bela Gil

Ben Rawlence

Bernd Brunner

Bill Gammage

Britt Willoughby Dyer

Bruce Pascoe

Bryony Benge-Abbott

Bryony Dixon

Camila Fudissaku

Camonghne Felix

Carlotta Byrne

Catherine Gilon

Catherine Hyland

Celine Murillo

Ceres Hadich

Chris King

Chris Packham

Christina Henriksen

Christina Peake

Christine Loh

Clara Widdison

Claudia Lima

Cleiton Campos

Cláudia Salgueiro

Conor Spacey

Corinne Woods

Daniel Briggs

Daniela Zyman

Danny Birchall

Darcia Narvaez

Daro Montag

Darren Appiagyei

Davi Kopenawa Yanomami

David Bean

David Loughran

David Reeve

David Zilber

David Ụzọchukwu

Davis Reuben Sekamwa

DeLovie Kwagala

Deepti Asthana

Denisse Ariana Pérez

Diana Ejaita

Dirk-Jan Visser

Diyora Shadijanova

Dominique Palmer

Dr Craig Santos Perez

Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá

Edouard Fraipont

Elder Dr Dave Courchene

Eli Farinango

Elizabeth Mrema

Ella Brolly

Ellen Miles

Emerson Pontes / Uýra Sodoma

Emilio Ramos

Emily Garthwaite

Emma Franks

Emma Johnson

Emma Wilkinson

Erica Daniels

Erkan Affan

Ewelina Ruminska

Fabricia Sabanê

Fadi Al-Shami

Fernando Leal

Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa)

Francis Mwanza

Francisco Luiz Fontes (Matsaape)

Francy Fontes Baniwa (Hipamaalhe)

Frank Fontes Baniwa (Hipattairi)

Fraser Livingston

Fredrik Lassenius

Gabriel Uchida

Gabriela Rueda

Gessimar Medeiros

Gillian O'Brien

Gregory and Koffman

Hanna Limulja

Harriet Gendall

Ian van Coller

Igor Tereshkov

Indlieb Farazi Saber

Isabelle Rose Povey

Isaias Hernandez

Isobel Ripley

James Cromwell

Jatinder Singh Durhailay

Jeremy Lent

Jermaine Francis

Jessica Lindgren-Wu

Jini Reddy

Jo Marchant

Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

John Francis Serwanga

John Law

Jonny Keen

Joseca Yanomami

Josephine Marchandise

José Luis Vicente Vicente

Julia Watson

Kala Ramesh

Kalpana Arias

Kang-Chun Cheng

Karen Leason

Kasia Borowiecka

Kate Kuzminova

Katie Dancey-Downs

Kavita Naidu

Kayo Mpoyi

Kazi Md. Jahirul Islam

Keggie Carew

Kendall Francis

Kent Andreasen

Kevin Ochieng

Khadija Hussein Murad

Kirsty Badenoch

Krystina Amato

L. Sasha Gora

Laura Gheorghita

Laura Strang Steel

Laurence Lindars

Le Guimarães


Lech Wilczek

Lemn Sissay

Liliana Merizalde

Lito Apostolakou

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Lori Hillman

Louise Hildreth

Luciane Pisani

Līga Kitchen

Madeleine Bazil

Maia Magoga

Maia Nikitina

Maia Wikler

Makaśa Looking Horse

Margo Farnsworth

Maria Laet

Maria Luisa Cavalcanti

Mark Brand

Mary Flora Hart

Masha Karpushina

Mashudu Takalani

Maureen Muketha

Mavi Morais

Mayumi Sato

Meg Rodger

Meryl McMaster

Michael Mann

Michaela A. Harrison

Mihnea Tănăsescu

Misha Vallejo Prut

Monisha Raman

Murray Livingston

Mya-Rose Craig

Myrna Cunningham

Márcio Cruz

Naoto Kanesaka

Natalie Chung Sum Yue

Nathalie Brasil

Nick Lawrence

Nick MacMurray

Nicola Sebastian

Niellah Arboine

Nikki Lizares

Néstor Alonso López

Olga Zarko

Oluwaseyi Oso

Pao-Yu Liu

Patrick Steel

Paul F Cockburn

Paul Gazerwitz

Paul Wu

Pei-Hsin Cho

Perpera Suruí

Peter McConchie

Piotr Depta-Kleśta

Piratá Waurá

Pınar Ateş Sinopoulos-Lloyd

Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad

Rachel Booth

Rachel de Thample

Rachelle Robinett

Ranjith Puliyath

Rashida Chavis

Rebecca Clark

Ricardo Lima

Richard Fortey

Rob Hopkins

Rob Symons

Robert Futrell

Rodion Sulyandziga

Rohit Nandha

Rushika Wick

Sadith Silvano

Samela Sateré Mawé

Sandor Katz

Sarat Rao

Seba Calfuqueo

Shana Cleveland

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Shell Parsons

Sherri Mitchell

Shimeng Jiang

Siddhartha Hajra

Silvia Peduto

Sinae Park

So Sinopoulos-Lloyd

Sol Polo

Sonia Rego

Staffan Windstrand

Stuart Spray

Sunniya Ahmad Pirzada

Sônia Guajajara

Tallulah Brennan

Tamara Dean

Tamara Lightning

Tamisha Lee

Tania Roa

Thin Lei Win

Thomas Broadhead

Tim Dougherty

Tim Hawkins

Tim Leeson

Tom Sweetland

Txai Suruí

Ubiratan Gamalodtaba Suruí

Ulla Nolden

Vanessa Nakate

Victor Steffensen

Victoria Chown

Vidya Vivek

Wendell Berry

Will Burns

Will Hearle

Yacunã Tuxá

Yakuta Poonawalla

Yonejirō Noguchi

Yula Rocha

Yulia Iakovleva

Zanagee Artis

Zayaan Khan

Zhigang Zhang

Zina Ponomareva

Ánne Kátjá Gaup