Mōtum Magazine is an independently published, electronic magazine devoted to the adventure and lifestyle of motorcycling. We are a small but growing publication, and we welcome quality submissions covering a variety of subjects. Generally, our articles fall into the following categories:

Feature stories: These are generally 1,500 to 2,200 words and are adventure and travel reports, editorial or opinion pieces, or tech articles (we will rarely include an article longer than this—if we accept a longer work it will likely be cut down before publication).

Short features: These are around 800 to 1,200 words and cover the same general topics as our feature stories.

One-page shorts: These brief stories are between 350 and 750 words and cover one specific topic, location, or riding tip.

Photographs are important to submit along with your text. We generally won't publish an article that is not accompanied with pictures or illustrations of some sort. Photos should be well lit, correctly framed, and interesting to look at. Please submit only photos that you have taken yourself or that you have written permission to use. As we are an electronic publication, all photos must be submitted electronically as JPEGs, TIFFs, or PNGs. They should be a minimum of 72 ppi, with dimensions of 768 x 1024 pixels. Ideally, you should include one photo for every 100 words submitted. We cannot accept more than 25 photos per submission.

Submissions

A complete article submission includes:

  1. a cover letter with your contact information (name, address, telephone, email) and short biography (How long have you been riding? What do you ride? Where do you love to have your adventures?);

  2. the text file of the article (RTF, DOC, or the like);

  3. photos complete with captions and photo credits (and permissions if you yourself did not take the pictures).

We will notify you of our decision to publish your work within 30 days of submission.

We reserve the right to edit all manuscripts. Photos provided with an article will be used at the editor’s discretion. By submitting an article to us, you agree that we have exclusive right to publish, distribute, and sell your work as we see fit. You also certify that your work (including text and photographs) is original and that you have ownership of the content.

Please email all submissions to submissions@motummagazine.com.