The Six-Figure Travel Writer

How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for Essay Pieces (Edition II)

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Our State: Celebrating North Carolina

The personal essay that starts the “Classics” section is about 600 words in length and offers a glimpse into southern tradition and lifestyle. Recently published titles include “Supper vs. Dinner,” indicating the difference between the two and determining what, when, and where to eat, and “Cast-Iron Keepsake,” the story of a well-seasoned skillet passed down through generations.

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Join Us For Free Travel Writing Lessons on Getting Started with Travel Trade Magazines and Answering Your Most Common Pitching Questions

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

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How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for Hotel and Accommodation Profiles (Edition II)

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Australian Traveller

“Reviews” is comprised of about three articles written by different contributors. These take the form of a review of a business in Australia such as a restaurant or hotel. In about 500 words, the review describes the venue including facts such as when it opened, the décor, and food and menu if it’s a restaurant. It’s written in first person as the writer gives their own opinion on the place as well as anecdotes from their own stay or meal there. Occasionally quotes can be seen from the owner or the chef. All writers pay their own way and dine or stay anonymously so reviews are unbiased. There is a 100-word sidebar called “Details” which gives more information on the restaurant or hotel such as the address and website. This is followed by a score out of five along with the subheadings of “Verdict,” with the final thoughts, “We Rated,” the things the writer likes, and “We’d Change,” the problem areas. Examples from recent issues include “Headline Act,” covering Detour restaurant in Brisbane, “Moon Base,” which covers the Thousand Lakes Wilderness Lodge in Tasmania, and “Trailer Park,” which reviews Notel, where you can stay in converted caravans on a rooftop in Melbourne.

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Join Us for Free Travel Writing Lessons on Crafting the Perfect Travel Article Pitch and the Key to Getting Dramatically More Assignments

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

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How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for Photo Essays

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Arizona Highways

“The Journal” is a series of eight-to-ten photographs or articles highlighting people, places, and things around Arizona. Captions for photos range from 30 to 200 words while articles range from 400 to 700 words. Articles may be written in first or third person. Recently published titles include, “Perin Ranch Wind Farm,” on the most effective energy source of the Coconino Plateau, “The Cubs,” a look at the World Series Champions’ training facility in Mesa, and “Q&A: Shane McDermott,” which provides a look into this photographer’s process for capturing stunning Arizona night-scapes.

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Join Us for Our Art Gallery Book Party in Boston This Thursday!

We are very excited and humbled to announce that (some) awesomeness has miraculously aligned for us to throw a party for our new book on what magazines are looking for freelance articles from travel writers and how to pitch them in Boston this Thursday evening!

I’ll be traveling for the next month in a lot of places, but none with so many people I know who love travel and writing, so we’ve chosen Boston to celebrate our next book coming out later this month.

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Help Us Choose the Covers and Final Titles of Our New Books and Enter to Win a Very Special Prize

We’re getting so close to our new books coming out (you can read all about what we’re working on here), and it’s time to put the final touches on things and wrap it all up in a bow.

Too many mixed metaphors? 🙂

It’s time to choose the final titles and covers for the two books we’re putting out this spring! And we want to know what you would most like to see (and we’ll sweeten the deal a bit too).

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Join Us for Free Travel Writing Lessons on Mastering AP Style, Generating Saleable Ideas and Increasing Your Pitch Rate

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

Read More

How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for Front-of-Book Trend Pieces

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Hemispheres

“Hemi IQ” is, “a smart guide to the world this month,” featuring a collection of about ten vignettes, interviews, and guides of 140-to-500 words, each of which fall under a designated category. Categories differ each month, but can include “Early Childhood Education,” “Photography,” “Culinary Arts,” “Fashion,” “Agriculture,” “Hospitality,” “Zoology,” “Computer Science,” “Design,” “Health,” “Music,” “Political Science,” “Chemistry,” and “Performing Arts.” An example of “Early Childhood Education” is, “Haute-Chair Cuisine,” an article about a Manhattan restaurant that redefined the kids’ meal. “The Future’s So Bright” is a “Computer Science” article about new sunglasses that discreetly record video. “On Savannah Style” is a “Fashion” interview with Paula Wallace, the President and Founder of Savannah College of Art and Design. “When’s the Beef?” is a “Culinary Arts” timeline that illustrates two millennia of beef history, resulting in McDonald’s global enterprise.

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Daily Free Travel Writing Webinars for April

You can now stream all of our past webinars–one each weekday–for free.

These webinars are only available at the times listed, live, but you can catch the replay in video, audio, and transcript form, along with the webinar slides, at any time in our on-demand webinar library.

Check out the full schedule of April’s webinars and register for your favorites below.

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