Featured Publication: The Travel Itch
The Travel Itch (‘it won’t go away until you do …’)
By Roberta Beach Jacobson, in Karpathos, Greece
Based in Vancouver, B.C. (Canada), The Travel Itch e-zine publishes stories about international, Canadian, and local British Columbia destinations too. They look for fascinating tales and captivating photos from off-the-beaten path places.
Brad Zembic is the editor and publisher. You can read about Brad and his staff at http://www.thetravelitch.ca/mediakit.pdf. The editorial content is spread over six departments and includes features, film and travel book reviews, food reviews, and even a “Bad Trips” column as well as a section on children’s travel (written by children).
Features in The Travel Itch run up to 1500 words. The food reviews (really, restaurant write-ups) run 600 words and should include information on price, décor, ambience, and service.
The editor wants practical information in the features that you write, so make sure you include how-to information like travel tips, the costs involved, and details of how to book the trip.
Plus photos are a must with your submission.
The submission rules are simple, and you needn’t have lots of…
Imagine a Summer of Travel… Free.
All you have to do in exchange is take good notes about what you did and where you went and then recommend — or discourage — others from following in your footsteps. What’s more, you’ll earn a few hundred… maybe even a few thousand… dollars for your trouble.
Sound too good to be true? Well, that’s exactly how retired television executive D.H. and his wife spent a recent summer — traveling across the western U.S. The total value of their summer stays? About $55,000… and they didn’t pay one cent.
What’s more, they wrote an article about their experiences and got paid for it.
The thing is: They aren’t trained journalists. In fact, before the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop they attended, neither one had ever penned an article. But now they are working travel writers…
And you can be one, too… a lot faster than you ever imagined…
The Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop
Portland, OR – July 27 – 29, 2007
Visit: http://www.thetravelwriterslife.com/portland for more details or call toll-free (866) 415-1425 or local at (831) 274-2779 (Pacific time zone). Spaces are limited. Reserve your seat before June 20, 2007 and you’ll save $300.
prior experience. No query letters. No assignments. Just send in your best work to: email@example.com with a brief description (outline) of your work and a little about your writing history. Just a few sentences is fine.
Don’t send attachments, the editor wants the article pasted right into the e-mail.
As I said, you must include photos too. These should be saved as .jpegs (100% at 72 dpi).
Travel Itch accepts reprints, but you must own the rights to the article and the photos you submit, plus you must let the editor know where and when your article appeared.
For a one-time use (and a year in the archives) this publication pays CAN$20. For more information about this lively read, study the Writer’s Guidelines here:
Travel, Writing & Photography Resources
*** Want to get published here… but not sure what to do next? Click here for your free, step-by-step guide: http://www.thetravelwriterslife.com/foursteps/
*** How to Turn One Story into Three (or Thirty-three):
*** The Curse of the Detail Trap: A Simple Way to Identify What to Keep and What to Cut http://www.thetravelwriterslife.com/archive/issues/issue_043.php
*** Photos can be a remarkably strong sales tool when you’re approaching an editor with a story: http://www.thephotographerslife.com/ph2/website
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*** How to Get in the Door and into Print: The Best Way to Approach an
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