All Posts Tagged: pitch strategy
I could give you dozens of examples of “every day” working travel writers’ additional income streams (the sample breakdowns of six-figure travel writing incomes are a good place to start), but let’s look at some huge folks who are basically the “giants” of travel writing:
- Don George
- Tim Leffel
- Jeff Greenwald
When it comes to pitching, I tend to read a lot more blogs, websites and books about other types of journalism—everything from business to health to international news.
I’m not saying that travel writers (those who have a lot of assignments) don’t know how to pitch, but it just seems that not a lot of folks talk about, specifically, how to write pitches in the way you need to to be a well-paid, busy writer:
- without a lot of emotional investment
Like “should I write the story before I approach an editor?”, this is one of the main questions I get from people who would like to write for travel magazines.
The truth of the matter is: it depends.
But I can tell you what it depends on.