About us

Bringing Frederick’s first urban blog, OUT40 highlights the arts, the streets, and the people of Frederick. OUT40 discovers beauty and inspiration in the everyday places and faces of Frederick we often pass, but do not see. Its mission is to build a regional platform to promote artistry, talent, and legacy.

It is a blog based in Frederick, Maryland that delivers urban content to its readers. OUT40 grants the exposure needed to spotlight various talents that are hidden and overlooked in a small town. It is the first publication of its genre and geographic location that covers art, entertainment, fashion, and social issues.

The name, OUT40 is derived from local vernacular that refers to a side of town known as the Golden Mile on the mile long Route 40 road of West Patrick Street that is referred to as “out 40.”

Our vision is to build a community of which all artists can be a part. Everyone is an artist in his own right. We do this by providing a medium through which everyone has a voice.

Our readers are forward thinking, aspirational, trend setters, travelers, avid gamers, food lovers, big dreamers, nostalgic, imaginative, tech savvy, entertainment junkies, and social advocates. Our readers are all motivated and driven by the same passion and creativity that exists in artistic culture today.

“Where you at? I’m Out40!”

Freelancers interested in writing for OUT40 should submit 1-2 paragraph story pitches, along with links to previously published clips. Please copy and paste the pitch into the body of the email and also attach as a word document. Send submissions, along with a short bio and contact information to out40mag@gmail.com.

Internship Opportunity

OUT40 is currently looking for students who would like to join us as interns for event coverage and content contribution. This position will offer the intern valuable experience with new media and a chance to hone their journalistic and editing skills. Though the position is unpaid, they can build their portfolio and be a part of something fresh and fun in Frederick! Please apply through our contact page or email out40mag@gmail.com directly with a resume and cover letter. Commitment is approximately 8 hours per week. The following positions are available:

  • Content Creator/Writer
  • Event Planner
  • Event Ambassador
  • Photographer/Video Production
  • Community Outreach/Marketing