Write for Wildfire
Wildfire is a bimonthly magazine and website for the global wildland fire community. Wildfire keeps professional and community readers informed on emerging issues and resources in fire management, wildfire science and ecology, health and safety, and leadership. The magazine is primarily written by leaders and fire-management practitioners in the wildland and urban interface communities, who share their practical experience and knowledge as they examine issues key to our communities and profession.
Wildfire Magazine, a publication of the International Association of Wildland Fire, is the only publication focused solely on both the global and local challenge of managing wildfire. Wildfire is a primary source of news and education for the industry and highlights IAWF’s role as a key facilitator serving the wildland fire community. The magazine provides a membership benefit by maintaining a dialogue among members but we also reach out to potential members and a diverse audience concerned with the management and impacts of wildland fire.
We publish articles on wildland-fire related issues and experiences in a variety of media — in print and online and as hybrid print/online. Topic areas include firefighter and public safety; human dimensions; wildland fire operations and leadership; fire research and technology innovations; fire and aviation; fire ecology; professional training; fire-related policy (local/regional and national/international), interagency and international cooperation; community preparedness and awareness; fire prevention and education; fire weather and climate change; and the wildland urban interface.
We seek clear writing built on accurate research and authoritative experience; our writers include journalists, fire managers, researchers, and first-person observers. But regardless of your writing or photography experience, if you bring fresh insight to a topic or fire challenge, our editors (the Wildfire Magazine Editorial Board and our Contributing Editors) will help you craft a successful article. We do ask that you are committed to the revision process.
A Wildfire writer is a story-teller who writes in a conversational yet trustworthy tone, offering fact-based and impartial analysis while also conveying the spirit and concerns of our profession. A Wildfire writer need not be working in the profession but should have a deep understanding of wildland fire, bush fire, prescribed fire and fire use, as well as a working relationship with his/her sources.