Contributor Guidelines


Yukon, North of Ordinary is an art, culture, and lifestyle magazine. For over five years we have featured stories about Yukoners and the territory itself. Our publication zeroes in on everything from the ordinary to the extraordinary when it comes to events, businesses, organizations, and scenery north of 60. We publish four issues a year: Spring (February), Summer (May), Fall (August), and Winter (November).

Yukon, North of Ordinary is the official in-flight magazine for Air North, Yukon’s Airline. It is also available at Chapters and Indigo bookstores, and other major retailers across Canada. We also have loyal subscribers from coast to coast to coast.


To be honest, we’re open to all kinds of stories -- from topics that are uniquely Yukon, to profiles on the people who make a difference, and photo essays that provide readers with a glimpse of our incredible vistas.

In each issue we generally include four feature stories: one photo essay and three articles exploring a variety of themes. Each feature article is roughly anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 words. Each photo essay is usually made up of about five to six photographs.


For more examples of the content we publish, see some of our past stories.



Our writer rates vary depending on the writer’s experience and are subject to discussions with the managing editor. Writers contributing to Yukon, North of Ordinary are expected to provide accurate, lively articles through the support of interviews and thorough research.

Article word counts will be determined by the managing editor. Please inform us if the content you are suggesting has been published before. All articles are edited by the managing editor and associate editor. Articles are returned to the writer for revisions. We reserve the right to edit and rewrite articles to fit our style.



Our photography rates depend on the photographer’s experience and are subject to discussions with the managing editor. Payment varies based on the size the photo is published in the magazine.

Contributing photographers must be able to provide images that are at least 3 MB in size and at 300 dpi to allow for quality publishing in the magazine.


*Harper Street Publishing will not cover travel and other expenses incurred by contributors. Writers and photographers will be paid based on the amount of contributed content that appears in the final publication.


How do I pitch?

Story ideas and pitches should be sent in writing -- email is preferred, but regular mail is acceptable. Please include an outline describing the story that includes potential sources, expected length, and why you feel the story is appropriate for the magazine and for which specific issue (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter).


If you have not previously written for Yukon, North of Ordinary, please include up to three samples of your published work and some background information. Also be sure to include your telephone number and email address so we can get in touch.

There are only a few of us behind the scenes at Harper Street Publishing, so be patient about us getting back to you -- if we’re taking a long time, by all means, write us again.


How soon should I get my idea/pitch to you?

Keep in mind that magazine lead times are long. Contributors generally have their first draft of an article in at least two months before the issue is scheduled to hit newsstands. Editorial decisions for each issue are made approximately three to four months before the issue is to be published.


Send your story idea/pitch to: editor@northofordinary.com


Or by regular mail to:

Harper Street Publishing

Box 141

Carcross, Yukon

Y0B 1B0


Harper Street Publishing
Box 141
Carcross, Yukon Y0B 1B0

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