The Bolivian Express is a subsidiary of Express Press, a publishing house responsible for two prominent magazines distributed nationwide and with international reach (Datos and Metro Express). Our full team of professional journalists, reporters, editors and graphic designers work across all three publications. The magazine is aimed at all English speakers in the country including travellers, expatriates and even Bolivians themselves! The magazine is both a coffe table read, and has been used as English teaching material in schools. We aim to produce a publication which is interesting, accessible, engaging and stylish. This is where you come in.
We are a full-colour magazine, available both in printed version, distributed for free around La Paz, and online. Your articles will be used for online and printed versions while you are here, plus some will be saved for future editions.
In recent years the country has witnessed substantial institutional and social changes. How are these changes playing out and how do they affect international relations? Every person, neighbourhood, village and city has its own version of the events and the prospects for the country. It is our aim to tell these stories through genuine investigative work.
Adventure and Travel
Going on an amazing journey somewhere in Bolivia? Why not document it and share it with your fellow travellers. In the best tradition of travel writing this will include practical advice and information, as well as cultural flavour and personal experiences.
Whatever way you look at it, Bolivia is a highly heterogenous place, perhaps more so than any other country in the continent. With so many religions, ethnic identities and landscapes scattered across a country at the heart of South America, it is not surprising Bolivia is also host to an astonishing range of local traditions and folklore. From dances and ceremonies to contemporary art, we aim to distil the country's richness into carefully crafted journalistic pieces and photographs.
If you've been out clubbing or bar-hopping in La Paz (or Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sucre, etcetera) you will know that within minutes you can go from being in a VIP minimalist techno enclave to dancing with morenos and caporales in a peña drinking chicha. Writing in the night life section, you will help us decipher and communicate to readers how bizarrely magical it feels to be out at night in this eccentric land which hybridises Europe, the US and the Inca Empire.
Working as a photographer for the Bolivian Express will involve showing why just words just aren't enough to do justice to a good story. Refer to some of our favourites for an idea of what awaits.
We keep a space for whatever creative inspiration blossoms within you during your stay, be it short stories, poetry or comics. We will also accept illustrations and visual artwork.