1. World Hum http://www.worldhum.com
Publishes highest quality travel stories. Types of features include first-person narrative travel stories, how-to, interviews, travel book reviews, photographs and videos. Submissions or a short pitch and a short bio should pasted into the body of an email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing submissions should be no more than 2,000 words and the section you want to write to should be included in the subject line Payment varies, assignment and payment details confirmed by a contract. Editors are Jim Benning and Michael Yessis
2. Wanderlust http://www.wanderlust.com
A magazine for independent and semi independent travel, with a preference for insightful work on local cultures. Limited opportunities as most articles are commissioned and written by experienced journalist. Still, the guidelines are very specific. Email to email@example.com. Send a one-paragraph proposal outlining the story, the proposed first paragraph of your story, brief details of how you undertook your journey, including any tour operators used. Include up to 5 photographs if you have them. Also include any relevant experience you have, with links to / cuttings from previously published stories if possible. Alternatively, if you have not yet undertaken the trip you wish to write about send a one-paragraph proposal outlining the story, proposed dates of travel and brief details of the journey as well as the experience noted above.
They suggest first-time writers target shorter slots such as Dispatches and Wanderlust Weekends. Destination features should be in 1st person past tense and between 1,800-2,200 words. Weekends between 700 and 1500 words, Dispatches 1200 words
Submissions by post to Wanderlust Publications Ltd, PO Box 1832, Windsor, Berks SL4 1YT. Editor: Dan Linstead
3. REAL TRAVEL www.realtravelmag.com
Specialising in real stories from real travellers. Send 200 words about how you see the piece working, the angles, the destination and places. Send photos to Hannah@realtravelmag.com
4. INSIDEOUT TRAVEL MAGAZINE
A bimonthly online publication for independent travellers – interested in those who like to learn about other cultures. Possible articles include short briefs and tips, Destinations (1000 to 1500 words) with a unique angle, Lingua Franca – about language, Traveller interview, Returning home and Anglophone destinations. Pay is $10-20 but they don’t ask for full publishing rights. They are also very open to experienced travellers and inexperienced writers. Detailed queries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org without attachments
5. GoNomad www.GoNOMAD.com
Asks for honest, accurate, well-written and detailed articles and destination guides that speak to an educated, curious and well-traveled audience. They list specific destinations that the want to feature and are also looking for women’s and family travel material. They accept photo, audio, video and anything else you can think of. Stories should be 800 to 2,000 words, optimum 1400 Queries by email to the editor at email@example.com, no attachments. For features, query first with a one-page email describing the proposed article, dates of trip, writer’s background and/or writing experience, which department the article is for, date of delivery and whether or not the article has been published elsewhere. Send an MSWord file, low res photos, detailed photo captions, a headshot of yourself and a one-sentence bio to accompany your story as well as your name, address, phone/fax and e-mail Response time for queries is 3-5 weeks. Payment $25 for full rights
Editor Max Hartshorne, GoNOMAD P.O. Box 4 8C Sugarloaf St. South Deerfield, MA 01373
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6. ODE – http://www.odemagazine.com
A magazine for intelligent optimists. Covers positive news that shows people and ideas that are changing the world for the better. Advises that stories in the ‘Exchange section’ are frequently picked up by editors and used as content. Alternatively, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A short pitch and concise outline of the proposed subject. Include your bio, a list of already published articles or links, and any story ideas you may have.