Freelance Writers

HAWAII Magazine is an award-winning bimonthly regional travel publication, with a national paid circulation of 68,000 and per issue readership of more than 289,000. The magazine is written for people who love Hawaii and visit often, but who primarily reside outside of Hawaii. We have the largest circulation base of paid subscribers of any magazine based in the state of Hawaii and are the only nationally-distributed magazine about Hawaii.

Founded in 1984, HAWAII Magazine was produced for 22 years out of California. In October, 2006, Honolulu-based PacificBasin Communications brought the magazine home for the first time in its history, acquiring it from Irving-based BowTie Inc. PacificBasin Communications is Hawaii's leading publisher of consumer magazines. Its current titles include Hawaii Business, Hawaii Home+Remodeling, Honolulu and Mana Magazine. It is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

HAWAII uses freelance writers on a wide variety of subjects, including travel stories, personality profiles, stories on activities, history, culture, music, food and environmental sustainability. All stories must be related to Hawaii, though we do consider stories about Hawaii-related events on the mainland.

We especially encourage submissions from writers who reside in and are very knowledgeable about the Hawaiian Islands.

Queries and Submitting Clips

Freelance writers interested in writing for HAWAII Magazine are encouraged to submit samples of their published work (print and/or online) along with a letter of interest to editor Christine Hitt by email at:, or to Hawaii Magazine, ATTN: Christine Hitt, 1088 Bishop St., Suite LL2, Honolulu, HI 96813. Samples should showcase travel writing experience.


We do not publish travel pieces on destinations outside of Hawaii. We do not publish fiction or poetry. We do not publish features and articles previously published verbatim in other media.

Serious inquiries only, please.


Freelance Photography 

HAWAII Magazine also purchases photographs. Queries about photography or potential photo essays should be addressed to Art Director  Elena Bragg (