From the publishers of Sea Kayaker magazine comes Open Water, a new, free, online journal and forum for a diverse community of paddlers. In addition to our traditional coverage of kayak touring, Open Water will relate unique aspects of all paddlesports, covering everything from kayak fishing to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). We selected the title Open Water for its roots in our history; Open Water was the working title for what became Sea Kayaker magazine. When we made the switch to Sea Kayaker back in 1984, we felt Open Water was too broad a title and didn’t tell our readers precisely who we were. Today we welcome the breadth Open Water gives us to incorporate a variety of paddlesports in our coverage as we continue our own evolution within the ever-evolving paddlesports industry. With an initial readership of 15,000 readers who are primarily sea kayakers, we will relate the new topics back to sea kayaking for a unique take on the relationship between all paddlesports. As readership diversifies so will our coverage.
Open Water’s paddler-to-paddler structure provides anideal venue for paddlers of all writing abilities to share their experiences and knowledge. We are looking for writers, primarily from the paddlesports industry, who know the value a byline can have in their career development or in building a company’s reputation. If you are an avid paddler looking for the opportunity to build your reputation, we would like to hear your ideas for stories that pertain to Open Water. We also invite manufacturers, readers and industry professionals to participate in a forum-format response to topics presented, giving everyone the opportunity to tell their story and earn feedback.
Banner advertising is now being accepted for our Open Water publication. Contact Dick Lazeres at email@example.com for more information.
If you are interested in contributing to Open Water’s content, contact publisher Michael Collins firstname.lastname@example.org.
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