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Submission Guidelines

Teton Gravity Research is kicking off its summer call for submissions. This call coincides with TGR’s soft launch of bike and surf content, as well as its increased focus on snowboarding.

Consequently, we’re seeking out compelling stories in biking, surfing, snowboarding, and skiing. We’re interested in stories that resonate with the TGR community of core adventurers—stories that abandon the common in search of the extraordinary.

A Call For Pitches

We are especially interested in your original ideas—be they for features, stories, columns, photo essays, or video projects. For each idea, please craft a well-developed pitch.

Column Contributions

We’re also looking for contributions to TGR’s forthcoming columns, which include:

  • Local's Guide - feature-length guides provide an overview of everything from the best bars to insights on where to find pow or fluid singletrack. We’re interested in iconic destinations (like Fruita and Santa Cruz), as well as spots that are flying under the radar (like Rossland, British Columbia and Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania).
  • The Dirtbag’s Guide to Getting Shit Done - The Dirtbag’s Guide provides a range of insights that help readers save money while living the dream. Example topics include urban camping, thrift store scores, living in your car, and trail fixes for broken bikes.
  • High Fives - Our High Fives column revolves around brief interviews—especially ones that are timely and relevant. These five question interviews showcase a single trip, project, or theme. Examples include interviewing Jeremy Jones on his recent filming with Higher, profiling a product engineer on how 3-D printers are impacting R&D, and checking in with the founders of the Bear Tooth Summer Session.
  • Trend Talk - Research-driven, the Trend Talk column draws on insights from industry insiders to examine emerging product trends. Rather than a celebration of the latest fad, this column aims to examine why certain products and ideas are gaining momentum and how they stand to impact skiers, riders, surfers, or bikers. Example topics include new developments in board shapes, the rise of pow surfers, advancements in tech-driven touring bindings, and the growing crop of hardtail bikes that feature geometry informed by their downhill counterparts. These columns provide the perfect canvas for embracing your inner gear nerd.

The Details

What to Include in Your Pitch

Whether pitching new ideas for columns, series, and features, or topics for our current column line-up, please fully develop each pitch. Your pitch needs to address several key questions:

  • Why is this story of interest to the TGR community? Why are you especially equipped to write it and why is now the appropriate time to tell it?
  • If you’re pitching a topic that has already received significant attention—such as summer shredding in South America—how will you approach it with a fresh perspective?
  • What resources can you provide that complement the project (such as photos, videos, original art, etc.)?
  • If relevant, what athletes, filmers, or photographers will be part of the project you propose?


Please submit your pitches in a Word document—not in the body of an email. In addition to your pitches, please include a brief bio, information on where you are based out of and where you will be traveling this year, and links to your portfolio or examples of your work.

Where to Send Your Pitch

Please email the Word document that contains your pitches to

Important Deadlines

We will be accepting submissions until Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. After a two-week review process, the editorial team will follow-up with you regarding the status of your submissions. Please note that we will also have a second call for ski and snowboard pitches at the start of August. Don’t use this second window as an excuse for procrastination—the sooner you submit your ideas, the sooner we can get back to you and begin moving forward.


If you have any questions regarding the submissions process, please hit up Managing Editor Mike Sudmeier at

Muchas Gracias

Thanks in advance for your submissions. We’re stoked to dive into your pitches and collaborate with you in bringing these ideas to life.