Freelance and Guest Writers

Hawaiian gifts

Aloha BlogKapo Trading Company is about sharing the Aloha Spirit and delivering Hawaii to our 'ohana -- people who love Hawaii whether they've been there before or not. Most of our 'ohana do not live in Hawaii -- they're based on the Mainland (United States) and Canada, although many have lived or visited Hawaii multiple times at some point.

We have a content site ( and an online store (

Kapo Trading Company uses freelance or guest writers on a wide variety of subjects, including travel stories, personality profiles, stories on activities, history, culture, clothing, music, food and environmental sustainability. All stories must be related to Hawaii, though we do consider stories about Hawaii-related events on the Mainland.

We especially encourage submissions from writers who reside in and are very knowledgeable about the Hawaiian Islands.


Freelance writers interested in writing for Kapo Trading Company are encouraged to submit samples of their published work (print and/or online) or feature queries/pitches to us by email at:

When you contact us, please briefly explain the subject you would like to write about and mention your qualifications for covering the subject. If submitting samples of your previously published work, please enclose two or more articles/features or URL links to articles/feature, and a letter of interest.


Payment depends on length and complexity, ranging from $10 to $30 per feature. Content/articles should be 300 - 500 words and must be 100% unique. You are welcome to submit articles in a bunch and/or on a regular basis. However, all submissions must be approved before payment will be made.

Kapo Trading Company issues payment to freelance writers 2 days after publication of the article via PayPal, unless you request another method of payment.


Upon acceptance, Kapo Trading Company retains first and exclusive license for 12 months from the date of publication to reproduce all and/or any part of the article for design purposes, and distribute it by all means and media now known or hereafter discovered, including but not limited to print, microfilm and electronic media as well as the right to display and transmit the work publicly online. After 12 months all rights secured in the article shall revert to the writer except that already existing Web pages may remain on our Web sites.


We do not publish travel pieces on destinations outside of Hawaii. We are only interested in topics/content/articles about Hawaii. We do not publish fiction or poetry. We do not publish features and articles previously published verbatim in other media.

Serious inquiries only, please.

Mahalo for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you spread the Aloha Spirit!

Mahalo for your interest!