The Yale Student Travel Journal

Standby is Yale's magazine about place.

Big places, small places; near places, far places; whether familiar or foreign, the places we go and the things we do there help to define who we are, both as individuals and as a community.  Standby publishes a dynamic range of written work rooted in, and inspired by, place.

Been anywhere? Write for us. 

We publish all sorts of writing: essays, poetry, travel notes, reflections, descriptive sketches – you name it.  We require only that submissions relate, in one way or another, to a place to which you’ve been.  Learn more about writing for Standby at our informational meeting on September 14, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in LC 204.  Or email any questions to Emil and Andy at and We're happy to hear from you! 

How to submit your work, and what to expect after you do. 

You can submit your work right here on this web page! Just click the "Submit to Standby" button below. On the linked form, follow the instructions and upload your work. 

After you submit your work, Standby editors will email you within about a week to let you know that we've received your work, and to give you edits! 

We publish all the submissions that we receive on our website, and most of it in the print issue, depending on the volume of submissions. 

Thank you for contributing!