Atlas Obscura receives new place and food page suggestions each day. We endeavor to deal with each of them as quickly as possible, however, due to the sheer volume of suggestions we receive, and the varying degree of completion and quality they come to us in, getting a place page published can take some time.
If you’ve submitted a place page, and have questions about its status, you’ve come to the right place. Please check out the following tips and suggestions, and if you still have questions about a specific place page you submitted, send a message to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’ve submitted a place or food that has yet to be published, here are some things to consider:
All place contributions are reviewed by our editors, and the more complete your entry is, the greater the chance it will be published quickly. Submissions with at least one good photo (either your own, original work or a copyright-free image), and a detailed description (in your own words!) will almost always take precedence over less complete entries.
Places and foods that are a strong fit with Atlas Obscura’s mission are also given priority. We’re interested in uncovering the most unusual, extraordinary, secret, or otherwise amazing places in the world. They don’t need to be in far away, exotic locations, but they must have an element of the hidden and a sense of wonder.
To help speed along the publication process, you can edit and add to your submission at any time. You can find the entry on your user profile under the “Places Added” tab, then simply click “Edit This Place.”
All this being said, we are enthusiastic, but not perfect. Sometimes things fall through the cracks, or our communication about your place entry might not be as clear as we would like. We are constantly working to make the database submission process easier and more user-friendly, and your feedback and questions on where we might be falling short, are much appreciated.
Again, if you still have questions, we encourage you to send a message to email@example.com, or comment below. All of your messages will be read and responded to as quickly as possible.
We hope this helps answer your questions, and thank you again for adding a place or food and helping make our database all the more wondrous.