OWAA has several resources and publications available for purchase or that are free with your OWAA membership.

Free with OWAA Membership

Outdoors Unlimited

Sample cover of Outdoors Unlimited featuring autumn leaves

OWAA’s bimonthly, 32-page full-color magazine is packed with craft-improvement features, information on contests, tax and financial tips, information on pitching outlets, photo portfolios and tips, book reviews, news about supporting groups and much more. All new member receive their copies digitally. 

Calls for submissions and job postings

Emailed directly to members’ inboxes (and posted on member-only social media), OWAA’s staff shares calls for submissions, acquisition editors’ editorial needs, listings for jobs in outdoors communications and other opportunities for outdoor communicators.

OWAA Directory

Members and supporters can use OWAA’s searchable online directory to connect with other communicators and outdoor industry representatives across the nation – or in their own backyard.

Resources and Publications Available for Purchase

Please contact or call 406.728.7434 to purchase copies of the resources below.

*Note: We are currently low on stock on these publications but do have single copies for sale. 

OWAA Outdoor Reference Manual

Cover of OWAA Outdoor Reference Manual

OWAA’s Outdoor Reference Manual supplements the AP Stylebook and Webster’s New World Dictionary, filling gaps in outdoor-related terminology not found in either of these publications. If you’re an outdoor communicator, this is a “must-have” publication. 2006.

$12.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

Freelancers Guide to Business Practices

Compiled by more than 50 OWAA members, this Guidebook is a working document that serves as an outdoor communicator’s handbook covering general business practices such as setting income goals, how to get paid, legalities and rights purchased. The Guidebook also covers specialized business practices for magazine writers, newspaper columnists, photographers, artists and broadcasters. The Legal Handbook for Freelancers (below) is also included as a subset of the Freelancers Guide, so no need to order a separate Legal Handbook unless you want an extra copy. 

$18.00 for members, $24.00 for non-members


Cover of Freelancers Guide to Business Practices

Legal Handbook for Freelancers

Authored by OWAA Legal Counsel Bill Powell, the Legal Handbook for Freelancers guides you through copyright basics, how to structure your business as a freelancer, defamation, privacy rights, protections for electronic communications, contracts and how to use litigation to resolve freelancer-publisher business disputes. Another must-have publication! 2009.

$15.00 for members, $18.00 for non-members

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