Do you get a buzz from creating epic content while adventuring? Is storytelling through words and images your jam? If you find yourself excitedly nodding, then we would love to hear from you!
We are always on the lookout for all types of adventurers who have an epic, personal, interesting and emotive story to share through inspiring stories, beautiful photography and stunning illustrations. The more creative the better. Please note, Volume Nine is only accepting stories based in New Zealand.
We are looking for stories that are not only an epic adventure but also provide an emotional experience and captivate the reader - a fresh take on the outdoors; amazing people having amazing experiences. 
We are looking for:
  • Feature - with epic images to accompany the story
  • Micro-adventure - just like a feature but more condensed (see below)
  • Illustrations - this could be anything loosely based around adventure
  • Recipe - have a delicious recipe that would suit the adventurous soul?
  • Image - have an absolute banger that would look good spread across a double-page?
Micro-adventure articles to include:
  1. The nitty-gritty - a summary of the adventure, approx. 500 words
  2. Where it is based - location and directions (Start and finish points)
  3. Skill Level - Beginner / Intermediate / Expert
  4. Stats (everyone loves a good stat!) - Distance / Elevation gain / Duration 
Every contribution requires a word document that includes Title, Location (if applicable), Author (full name), Images (full name and also social links of not the author), 1-2 sentence blurb (to accompany the feature and Social Media links (full URL e.g.
Please email with "Volume 9 Contribution" in the subject.
We pay for all features that are published. 
  • Feature article (4-10 page spread): $300, includes photos (approx 2,000 words)
  • Micro-adventure (2-4 page spread): $150, includes photos (approx 800 words)
  • Illustration / Image / Recipe (1-2 page spread): $100
By accepting payment for your work you're agreeing to give Say Yes to Adventure use of your content. We may republish, edit or otherwise re-appropriate your work if necessary. You'll always be credited for your work.
We reserve the right to use photos digitally for Say Yes to Adventure's purposes (website, social media and email).
While we don't require exclusivity for your content, we appreciate it if you let us know if it has been/is being published elsewhere (both print and digital).
If you have an idea or any questions then please get in touch via email to