The Six-Figure Travel Writer

Five Magazines Looking for City Profiles (Edition VI)

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.

Cambria Style

“Explore” covers a different city in each issue, usually located in the U.S. Articles are about 500 words long and round up suggestions for things to do and see including shops, attractions, bars, and hotels. There are about 12 suggestions per article and products are often included such as a suitcase to use or beauty product to pack. There is a short third-person description for each with the website, address, phone number, and price included. Cities recently covered include Sonoma CountySan Diego, and Denver.

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Daily Free Travel Writing Webinars for September

In honor of our first anniversary, we’ve launched an exciting new feature: You can now stream all of our past webinars–one each week day–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 September’s webinars and register for your favorites below.

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Five Magazines Looking for Celebrity Interviews (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.

Conde Nast Traveller (India)

“Informer” is a Q&A of a well-known person. There are about eight questions which relate to their career, travel, and favorite places in India. The article is usually 800 words long. Examples of recent interviewees include William Dalrymle, writer and historian; Siddhartha Mukherjee, oncologist and writer; and Shashi Tharoor, author, former UN-official, and politician.

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When Was the Last Time You Met a Travel Magazine Editor?

I just returned a few days ago from the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference and was delighted to see the seats full of writers who are already making freelance travel writing their full-time occupation or are on their way there.

But even more than hearing their stories of taking the leap, quitting their previous professions, and making travel writing work for them, I loved seeing them interact with editors.

It is so easy to have an “us vs. them” mentality about editors as a freelance writer.

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Five Magazines Looking for Activity Profiles

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.

Sunset

“The View” highlights a particular attraction in a destination. There’s a 150-word description giving more information such as the history, the entry price and the website. This is followed by a 200-word sidebar which gives more information on things to do in the surrounding area. An example from a recent issue includes “Botanical Beverly Hills,” which covers the Virginia Robinson Gardens. After the description of the gardens there is a sidebar called “90210’s Natural Side” which outlines a bar, a park, a tea room, and a garden tour with prices and websites for each.

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Five Magazines Looking for Hotel Profiles

 

Five Magazines Looking for Hotel Profile Sections

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.

Gentleman’s Journal

“Travel” is a 750-word article which covers a luxury hotel somewhere in the world. In a third-person conversational tone, the writer describes the history, location, amenities, décor, and food available. A recent example includes “The White Thrill” which describes the luxury ski hotel, Hotel Tannenhof in St Anton, Austria including how the area became popular and how the hotel appeals to affluent skiers.

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Five Magazines Looking for Business Profiles

Five Magazines Looking for Business Profiles

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.

Delta Sky

“Pop Biz” is a 1,000-word, third-person article about breakthroughs in business featuring companies and professionals who are making advances in their industry by innovating and thinking differently than the majority in their industry. In a recent issue the article was titled “The Branding of You” and was written about how retailers are moving into markets like fashionable office supplies to help customers build their personal brands.

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Daily Free Travel Writing Webinars for August

Daily Free Travel Writing Webinars for August

In honor of our first anniversary, we’ve launched an exciting new feature: You can now stream all of our past webinars–one each week day–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 August’s webinars and register for your favorites below.

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The One Place it Absolutely Makes Sense to Write for Free (Or Very Little)

Whenever the topic of writing for no or very little money comes up in conversation with a travel writer, the first thing I always do is ask why they want to do that.

You might be surprised.

I hear a startling number of people, even those who have already been writing for no compensation on their own websites for years, tell me that they don’t think that they are in a position to get paid more.

They aren’t saying that those rates aren’t out there–but rather that they don’t personally deserve them.

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