The Six-Figure Travel Writer

All Posts Tagged: Pitch to editors

How to Directly Email Top Magazine Editors

When I was first starting to gain my ground as a travel writer, I went to the local travel show—something I’d previously only gone to as a consumer—during the trade day.

There were lots of talks, and frankly, perhaps because I wandered into ones meant for travel agents, who were the bulk of the audience, I didn’t really get much of them.

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Editors Have Needs. Please Fill Them.

Let’s turn your usual visions of an editor around. Rather than envisioning an editor:

  • seeing an email come in from someone they don’t know and either ignoring or deleting it;
  • finding something fundamentally wrong with your subject line and deleting your email without reading it;
  • opening your email, checking if you have any clips from national magazines and deleting it when they find none;
  • reading your email, liking the idea, and then sending it off to one of his or her writers to work on

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