UEM’s Call For Writers

Greetings! We are UrbanExplorationMag.com, a new site that covers urban exploration here in the Greater Milwaukee Area.

So, What is this all about?

We are forming a community of active, experienced urbex writers who share a common bond of positivity. Explorers who never say, “I guess we found everything” or “Milwaukee is over”. Our goal is to inform and entertain those who are unfamiliar and encourage those who are already out there.

This is not a database of locations, although you’ll see known or easily discovered areas in our articles. Our readers want to know what drives us and how we go about the real work of urban exploration. Safety is at our core, so we will provide and invite regular updates and discussion on those topics. The site will include history, maps, stories, photos, and video showing the real day to day of UEM writers. We will reach into all forms of social media to make sure our stories develop interest beyond the website itself. Youtube, Tumblr, Instagram, and “the rest” are in our sights.

What do we want from you?

Simply put, content. We know you are out there doing awesome stuff right here in Milwaukee. The articles don’t need to be “tell-all, show-all” stories. This is an opportunity for you to cut your own personal style and develop a following for your continued adventures. We already have several writers with unique styles geared to reach different audiences.

What do we expect from our team?

If you join the team we will need you to explore and keep exploring, but that’s the easy part. We need you to write articles, post photos, and shoot video. We will be using Google docs and Flickr as our backbone so please get familiar with those tools. To be even clearer, you will need to have a Flickr account to be a writer for UEM. Our editor Nate Northway will review and edit all articles and will be responsible for the site’s overall management. We will host periodic writer workshops and hold occasional group explores for the content team.

Can I use a pseudonym?

Yes you may. They are out to get you after all.

I’m a primadonna with a chip on my shoulder!

There are no egos here at UEM, so please leave yours at home. We are all super badasses with a giant dose of mutual respect and admiration for one another’s work.

Is this a paying position?

No. Consider how writing for UEM fits into your personal goals as an explorer, writer, photographer, and content producer.

How do I get involved?

We are going to need to know all about you, read examples of your writing, and see photos you have taken. Please submit a Bio, writing example, and sample photos to submissions@urbanexplorationmag.com. You may either attach examples or provide links. However, if you provide links be sure they are direct to the content you have created. Do not send a link to the Flickr homepage and say, “look me up as such and such”.