saratoga living Contributor Guidelines

saratoga living is the premier lifestyle media company in Saratoga Springs and New York’s Capital Region. Although features are typically assigned to an existing group of talented writers, we’re always accepting editorial queries from other writers who feel they have a unique voice to bring to the publication. In particular, we look for stories with a clear Saratoga/Capital Region connection, or stories that, if not directly related to Saratoga, would be of clear interest to our readers.

What sets saratoga living apart from other publications is the role its writers play in the telling of a story—the magazine is written in first-person. The experience of the writer should be just as important as the subject of the article, so that when readers pick up the magazine, they feel as if their best friend is telling them a story. To get a sense of this style, open any recent issue of saratoga living to a feature story and give it a read.

This year—2018—is the year of the special issue at saratoga living. Each of the eight issues have been/will be a special issue, and many stories in each issue will fall into each category. The themes are as follows:
  • The “I Do!” Issue (submissions due January 1)
  • The Design Issue (submissions due March 1)
  • The 20th Anniversary Issue (submissions due April 15)
  • The After Dark Issue (submissions due May 15)
  • The Races! Issue (submissions due June 1)
  • The Best Of Everything Issue (submissions due July 1)
  • The Luxury Issue (submissions due August 15)
  • The Holiday Issue (submissions due October 15)

Of course, not every story fits into one of these categories, and we welcome pitches on other topics including celebrities (with Saratoga ties), travel, design, literature, people, horse racing, tech, arts, cars, food and drink.

As for your pitch: Pitch us a story, not a topic. And pitch us yourself. Why are you the best person to write this piece? Send all queries to and include a writing sample or link to a portfolio. If we’re interested, we’ll respond to your email within two weeks. Thank you and good luck.