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The Trail Companion (ISSN 1528-0241 (print); 1094-222X (online)) is the quarterly newsletter of the Trail Center.

Editor: Scott Heeschen
Staff Writer: Geoffrey Skinner

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The Trail Companion

Guidelines for Submission

Suggested topics:

  • Current trail events
  • Significant issues of interest to the trail community
  • New projects/programs
  • Project/program updates
  • Interviews with leading figures in the trail and parks community
  • Hike/bike/ride descriptions and guides
  • Reviews of books or journals on trails or environmental topics
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Literary works on the wilderness, the outdoors and human-powered outdoor recreation (see below)

     Articles may be up to 250 words in length (feature articles may be longer). We may also be interested in reprinting or adapting articles published elsewhere in print or linking to articles published electronically. While not required, accompanying photos are encouraged.
     We welcome submissions of poetry and prose on themes of trails, parks, wilderness and the outdoors or human-powered recreation in the outdoors--hiking, horses, biking, climbing, camping, etc. Geographic settings should focus on the Bay Area, but other areas of California and the West are acceptable. Poems should be no more than a 30 lines; prose pieces should be 750 words or less. No compensation is available, but we will send two paper copies of the issue in which the poem(s) appear. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. Publication in the online version of the Trail Companion is by author's permission only.

Publication Schedule

Spring 2002
Publication date: May 15
Submission deadline: April 20th
Summer 2001
Publication date: July 1, 2002
Submission deadline: June 15th

     Submit articles to or to the editor, Scott Heeschen, You may also submit articles via US mail. Please submit electronic copies in plain text.

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