HAWAIʻI Magazine is an award-winning quarterly 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 Hawaiʻi and visit often, but who primarily reside outside of Hawaiʻi. We have the largest circulation base of paid subscribers of any magazine based in the state of Hawaiʻi and are the only nationally-distributed magazine about Hawaiʻi.
Founded in 1984, HAWAIʻI 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 Hawaiʻi’s leading publisher of consumer magazines. Its current titles include Hawaii Business, Hawaii Home+Remodeling, Honolulu and Mana Magazine. It is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
HAWAIʻI 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 Hawaiʻi, though we do consider stories about Hawaiʻi-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 HAWAIʻI Magazine are encouraged to submit samples of their published work (print and/or online) along with a letter of interest to editor Kevin Allen by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Hawaii Magazine, ATTN: Kevin Allen, 1088 Bishop St., Suite LL2, Honolulu, HI 96813. Samples should showcase travel writing experience.
We do not publish travel pieces on destinations outside of Hawaiʻi. We do not publish fiction or poetry. We do not publish features and articles previously published verbatim in other media.
Serious inquiries only, please.
HAWAII Magazine also purchases photographs. Queries about photography or potential photo essays should be addressed to art director, Gary Saito. (email@example.com).
Can you take provided footage and turn it into a video that’s engaging, fast-paced with smooth transitions and tells a story? We’re looking for video editors who can turnaround video edits quickly on a number of projects to tell our stories visually through our Have Aloha Will Travel video channel. Send a letter of interest and sample clips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to candidates living on any of the Hawaiian Islands, but prefer Oahu based.
Want to shoot inspirational travel videos for a wide audience that loves everything about Hawaii? We’re looking for videographers to help support our Have Aloha Will Travel video channel and support our editorial department on assignments. Send a letter of interest and sample clips to email@example.com. Open to candidates living on any of the Hawaiian Islands.
Are you comfortable on camera and want to tell the story of Hawaii through your own narrative? Whether you’re interested in shopping, culture, camping or dining, tell us what you’d like to cover for our Have Aloha Will Travel video page, and send us sample clips or a proposal of the kind of Vlogs you’d like to produce to firstname.lastname@example.org. Must be able to shoot your own videos, but video editing is not required. Open to candidates living on any of the Hawaiian Islands.
All video positions work alongside our art and editorial departments and are compensated.