VODA is always searching for quality writers, photographers and illustrators to take our message further and in new directions.  Make sure your point of view is seen and heard, contribute to VODA today.

Online submission can be of the following:

  • Bar/Lounge/Restaurant reviews
  • Cocktail recipes
  • Fashion
  • Liquor Reviews
  • Luxury Goods and Services as it relates to cocktail culture
  • Music
  • Parties and Public Events
  • People of interest

…or anything you feel would fit our vision …surprise us.

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If you would like to submit something for print, please adhere to the following guidelines:

We do not accept completed or previously published articles.  We want to try and keep things new, not rehash old stuff.

Please email your all queries and pitches via email.  In your email give us a summary of your story idea; include a brief biography that describes your writing experience, and any samples of your previous work (links or attachments)

If you have multiple pitches, please keep them in separate emails… makes it easier to keep track of.

A query should include a thorough outline that introduces your article proposal and highlights each of the points you intend to make. Your query should explain why the topic is timely and why you’re the appropriate writer to discuss the topic.

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Xan Garcia

Xan Garcia

Founder and senior editor of VODA. Cocktailian, Journalist, Traveler, and the next Robin Leach.

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