Want to write for Cats and Backpacks? We’d love to hear from you!

We’re looking for posts on animal experiences, budgeting, teaching abroad, something inspirational or a great narrative. Take a paws to look at our guidelines below, then if you have a post or photo essay idea that you think would fit with our site then please get in touch with your pitch!


  • Posts must be at least 700 words long, however there is no maximum word limit
  • Photo essays must be at least 300 words long
  • Posts must not have been published elsewhere online or in print- original work only please
  • Please include at least five images with your post- three horizontal images for the body of the text, one horizontal header image and one vertical image for Pinterest purposes
  • Photo essays must contain at least 10 images in the body of the text, plus one horizontal header image and one vertical image for Pinterest purposes
  • Horizontal images must be at least 1200px wide, and vertical images at least 600px wide
  • All images must be free from copyright restrictions- the guest author shall take full responsibility in the event that this is not followed
  • You may include two external links within the body of the text- no affiliate links please
  • We reserve the right to insert our own links within the body of the text
  • We may need to make minor editorial changes for SEO or grammar purposes, however we will discuss this with you if required
  • Please also include a short author bio to accompany your post, along with links to your Social Media accounts and a head shot so that we can promote you and your post
  • Cat puns are appreciated but are not mandatory
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