Stories in Traveller magazine (http://www.wexas.com/traveller-magazine/) span the globe from Croatia to Ethiopia, Hanoi to Rio. Each issue covers an impressive, far-flung variety of destinations.
But you don’t have to know the far reaches of the world to land a by-line in this quarterly British magazine. If you can rustle up a culturally rich story about your own home town and some intriguing photos to illustrate it, consider submitting it here.
The wait can be long (it sometimes takes months to hear back from the editors since they’re only making final editorial decisions four times a year) but the pay is nice. You’ll make 200 British pounds — or about $400 — per 1,000 words.
Here are a few examples of U.S.-focused stories and photo essays Traveller has run in the last year:
Hawaii 5.0: Photographs of the Pacific Paradise
Frontier Spirit (About following the path of Lewis and Clark)
More is Las Vegas: Welcome to the Entertainment Capitol of the World
Water of Life: Narrowboats down America’s south-east seaboard
While newspaper travel sections are moving in their coverage toward a more how-to approach to travel, Traveller wants first-person narratives based on your personal experience in a destination.
Stories have a cultural-exploration feel to them. You can read past issues to familiarize yourself with the style here: http://www.wexas.com/traveller-magazine/
Traveller accepts both queries with clips and finished articles with photos. The editors suggest that if you don’t have any examples of previously published pieces to show them, you should simply send your completed story in.
You can submit your stories and photos either by email (photos in this format should be low-res digital jpegs) or by post (with your photographs as color slides).
[Editor’s Note: Learn more about opportunities to profit from your travels (and even from your own home) in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel.]