Huck celebrates and explores independent culture — people and movements that paddle against the flow.

We publish news, profiles, interviews, reportage and photo essays across digital and print. We also commission original documentaries and films.

How do I pitch a story?

Get acquainted with Huck. We’re constantly on the lookout for inspiring stories from the counterculture frontlines – from grassroots activism to youth subculture scenes. But make sure you get a feel for Huck‘s tone of voice before pitching.

Keep it short and sweet. Zero in on your angle and condense your pitch into a single paragraph. Keep in mind: Who or what you would like to cover; Why you are keen to cover them now; How you will go about gaining access; When you would be able to deliver the piece. What makes you right to take this on.

Send ideas, not stories. Huck commissions and publishes original content. Please don’t send completed stories. If a version of your story has been published elsewhere, please state that clearly and tell us how you would make a new story unique to Huck. We want to build your story with you as a collaboration.

What kinds of stories is Huck looking for?

News: Reactive pieces with original reporting that comment on current news. We cover creative culture, grassroots activism and social change that impacts our generation. Access to authentic voices is a must. Who will you speak to? What angle will you take? Journalism from the bottom up.

Profiles: Interesting characters shaping independent culture today – artists, filmmakers, photographers, skaters, surfers, independent doers of all kinds. (Delivered as written-through pieces and Q&As.) Why should we cover them now?

Travel Diaries: Photo essays from personal trips that also offer an insight into the issues affecting local communities (online only).

Opinion: Strong perspectives pegged to current news, delivered in under 750 words (online only). How quickly can you turn this around?

Reportage: On-the-ground reporting covering social protests, underground scenes and emerging youth subcultures. What access do you have?

Documentary photography essays: Visual storytelling that shines a light on social injustice and champions creative counterculture. We’re especially interested in underground scenes. Please consider accompanying text and include information about what access you have to the subjects, so that we can commission original journalism to accompany your images.

Who should I email?

Send your pitch to the relevant person below.

Acting Editor
Cian Traynor
(Print Features: Reportage, Photo Essays, Profiles)

Digital Editor
Dominique Sisley
(News, Opinion, Travel Diaries, Profiles and Features)

Associate Editor
Niall Flynn
(News, Opinion, Travel Diaries, Profiles and Features)

What are your terms?

Please refer to our terms and conditions before undertaking a commission for Huck. Contact your editor if you have any questions.

NB: While we do our best to reply to every writer and photographer, the volume of submissions means that it is not always possible to do so.