Write For Santa Cruz Life

Do you love to write?

Do you love Santa Cruz?

If so, then we should chat.

We are looking for local (yes, you need to live in Santa Cruz County) freelance writers to contribute blog posts on a regular basis.

What We’re Looking For

Here’s what we’re looking for in our writers:

  • You know and love Santa Cruz
  • You love to write, and have great writing samples you can share with us
  • You can write in an engaging conversational style.  Knack for telling a story is preferred over journalism chops (but it’s great if you have both)

You don’t have to be able to write about everything.  In fact, we’re looking for local experts.  Are you an avid outdoor enthusiast?  Then you can write about outdoor activities.  Are you a foodie?  Then you can write about local restaurants.  You get the idea.

How it Works


If we bring you on board as a freelance writer then you will be asked to contribute posts on a regular schedule.  You can choose from the frequencies shown below:

  • 1 post per month
  • 2 posts per month
  • 1 post per week
  • 2 posts per week

If you are only interested in a one time submission, then please see our guidelines for guest posting.


We pay by the post.  Pay is determined by the following factors:

  • Experience
  • Skill Level
  • Length of, and research required for, the post.

How to Apply

Fill out the form below to apply:

Freelance Writers
Do you have a personal blog/website? If so, enter it here.

Writing Samples

Please enter links to three writing samples below. These should be samples of your work that you feel most closely resemble the style of writing found on Santa Cruz Life.