About WildSPEAK Stories

We love it when you tell us your stories, and we want to share them! So, we’ve made it easier than ever for you to do so at your leisure.



There are now a couple ways you can get involved – and have your stories featured on PaWilds.com!

  • You can submit a one-time story, experience or review of your time in the Pennsylvania Wilds right now. We’ll list you as a Guest Contributor and sign you up to receive our e-newsletter.
  • If you’d like to really roll up your sleeves and get to work with us, let’s partner long-term! Join us as a PA WildSPEAK volunteer and become a regular contributor to our website and social media platforms. Long-term volunteers are tasked with coordinating the submission of at least 4 stories per year in return for a complimentary membership to the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania.  If you have an idea for a short series of submissions, reach out and let us know!



Write-ups should be between 550-800 words. Please include at least one piece of artwork to accompany the piece — a photo of the location, of you participating in said event, a map depiction, etc. If additional information is needed, we will be in touch.

Note: All content in articles must be original. 



There are tons of things to discover and discuss about the Pennsylvania Wilds. We’ve outlined some categories to make it easier for people to see how their passions can be shared through WildSPEAK!


Share information about cool spots to visit, hidden gems, finding your outside voice and more!

Outdoor Recreation

Detail fun trails to hike, guided adventures to participate in, off-road exploration opportunities, safety tips, and how nature heals the mind, body and soul!


Spotlight organizations, communities, and individuals doing great things to preserve and protect the natural environment and unique assets of the Pennsylvania Wilds and provide ideas for how the public can get involved.


Focus on regional heritage, signature events and the local way of life. Pieces can explore topics ranging from camp life to PA Wilds pets!


Share details about hunting adventures, from rifle to archery season, and indicate good places to go, tips for novices, and rules to abide by.


Reflect on personal experiences, share ideas of best places to go fishing, provide guidance for new anglers and more!


PA Wilds Made

Shine a spotlight on PA Wilds artisans or PA Wilds made products and help the region’s creative makers tell their stories.

Economic Development

Consider the economy of the Pennsylvania Wilds and how nature and heritage tourism, and locally-made products, are positively impacting communities in the region.

With your submission you agree

The PA Wilds Center and its partners, affiliates and publications, including www.PaWilds.com and social media properties, has your permission to publish your story and/or photograph for any usage, with the exception of commercial merchandise. You retain the original copyright to your writing and / or photo(s) and it is understood that the PA Wilds Center may choose to not publish your story / photo(s) without any further notice. The PA Wilds Center reserves the right to modify submissions.