Call for Submissions for New ‘Community Voices’ Column

A call for submissions for a new iRunFar column called ‘Community Voices.’

By on December 17, 2018 | Comments

We’re excited to launch a new monthly column for 2019 called Community Voices! With it, we’re not only looking to share different voices from within our sport, but to also allow those voices to flourish in whatever medium best suits the author and/or the story.

What We’re Looking For

We challenge you to create something new, something different, something you’ve rarely seen in our sport. That goes for both the form and the substance.

We’re looking for stories that express the emotive depths of the running experience, that show the physicality of our sport, that celebrate wild spaces, or that encourage community self-examination… just to give a few examples. For more concrete examples, you can see what’s already been published in Community Voices… but don’t let those limit you or your imagination!

As for form, that’s up to you! We’d love to see poetry, photography, a video, creative prose, or even a terrific narrative.

The sky is the limit in our sport, so why can’t we imagine just as big for the way we share it with one another?

The Submission Process

Submissions are now open. Use the ‘Community Voices Submission’ drop down on our Contact page to make your submission. Each month, we’ll consider the pending submissions and slate one for publication.

As we expect a large number of submissions for this column, we do not plan to reply to most submissions. We’ll consider submissions and contact the creator(s) whose submission we dream of publishing. Thanks for your understanding!

This is a paid column.

Meghan Hicks

Meghan Hicks is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. She’s been running since she was 13 years old, and writing and editing about the sport for around 15 years. She served as iRunFar’s Managing Editor from 2013 through mid-2023, when she stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief. Aside from iRunFar, Meghan has worked in communications and education in several of America’s national parks, was a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine, and served as a columnist at Marathon & Beyond. She’s the co-author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running with Bryon Powell. She won the 2013 Marathon des Sables, finished on the podium of the Hardrock 100 Mile in 2021, and has previously set fastest known times on the Nolan’s 14 mountain running route in 2016 and 2020. Based part-time in Moab, Utah and Silverton, Colorado, Meghan also enjoys reading, biking, backpacking, and watching sunsets.