Seventy percent of Running Times is freelance written, and a good chunk of that content comes from first-timers.
All sections of the magazine are open for pitches, but there are certain topics that freelancers should be careful to avoid. Basic running how-tos won’t cut it for this advanced crowd, so save your “10 Stretching Tips” for another outlet. Instead, said editor-in-chief Jonathan Beverly, writers need to cite new research and relay the importance of why readers need to rethink their stretching routine. “You have to answer the ‘why’ and not just the ‘how,’” he said.