We are looking for expertly executed stories about travel, lifestyle and business.

TRAVEL: Destinations should be a mix of domestic and international locales, and they should be of interest for a specific reason. Perhaps a place epitomizes a new trend in traveling. Or maybe there is a fascinating but obscure event every year that makes the trip worth it. A travel piece about Paris that covers the same perennial spots—the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame—is of much less interest than a story about Paris that speaks to what is happening there now, be it a hot new designer, examples of incredible new architecture or a bevy of new Japanese restaurants. Pieces that focus on historical sites are also OK, but give us a new angle. Service information that gives readers pertinent information about visiting a destination (hotel info, how to get there, etc.) is usually included in a sidebar or separate spread.

LIFESTYLE & BUSINESS: We are interested in profiles of notable people, whether they’re actors, authors, artists, athletes, entrepreneurs or executives. If you pitch a profile, there must be a good reason for highlighting that person for that month, and a new take on the person is important. Tell us something we can’t read someplace else. We’re especially interested in profiles of people who can also be linked with a particular destination. The average traveler must know profile subjects.
Business trend stories should be accessible to highly educated business travelers as well as the average reader looking to stay on top of new business trends and the movers and shakers in the business world, whether they’re companies, industries, people or places. Ideally, pitches will find the place where business and lifestyle intersect.

Whatever the topic, writers should bring a fresh new perspective and an ability to convey the subject in vivid detail. Readers should feel as if they’re sitting down with a profile subject or wandering through the streets of a travel destination. The more in-depth, the better.

Please review a copy of the magazine for a sense of our specific departments and tone.

We use AP Style, with some variations (ie. italicize movies, books, etc.) and we have a 4-month lead-time. Features range from 600–2,000 words. Departments include very small 100-word pieces to longer 500-word columns. If your pitch is accepted, please remember to include sources for fact-checking. Pitches can be sent to edit@deltaskymag.com, or to: Delta Sky Editors, 220 S. 6th St. Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55402.