Best Travel Magazines that Pay for Freelancers.
Most of the time we enroll in a situation that hard work could be the only possible way to make our way through life, but if you think twice, you will realice that enjoying life could be at the same time the best business in life, why? Let me explain you further.
Create fresh, authentic and valuable content, that journals could take advantage of, most of the time requires not only have good skills as a writer but also requires experiences and these can only be lived, unless you have very good imagination which at the same time comes from experience.
The only raw material of what you can write or recommend, will always come from the experience of having traveled or lived a certain moment of your life. So do not waste any more time and get to monetize all those experiences that these magazines are willing to pay for what you’re dying to tell.
Plenty of local and regional publications are actively looking for travel stories and these are some of them:
This is a British travel magazine that allow new writers to share their ideas with the world, specially if you target shorter regular slots, for example a news story, pocket guide, or a consumer feature. If you don’t have pictures of your article, don’t worry! They many sources to get it, so it is not a problem. Pay is typically £220 (about $325) per 1,000 words, but rates vary.
Matador Travel is one of my favorite magazines, they are always looking for original writing, photo and video contributions, their speciality are adventures, cultures and travel. I suggest to look on the site to see what’s already covered and bring new articles and angles. The website does not list a specific payment but ranging are from $0.03 to $0.09 per word.
This is an amazing option if you are a long term travel blogger and you’ld like to tell your stories to the world, they seek for topics like: Secret Life of Long-Term Travelers, How to Save Money for Long-Term Travel When You Are Poor. You can also follow up for existing articles since they are also interested in replicate articles or follow up what’s already worked in some published articles like: 5 Countries to Visit for Under $500, How to Plan an Extended Trip in South America or Asia, Traveler Interviews, etc. Payment is about $50 USD.
Did you ever dream with write in some airline magazine? Well, this is your opportunity, Westjet Magazine is a airline’s Canadian lifestyle-travel magazine created to reach WestJet passengers each month They seek for new articles dedicated to inspiring travel and enriching trip experiences and informative stories about WestJet destinations like Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Payment varies.
This is an exclusive travel magazine interested in volunteering articles, living abroad, lifestyle of long term travels and tips for it, for content description or further details visit this site. They pay between 10-12 Canadian cents ($.7 USD) for word, good if you are a newbie or first time contributor.
This is a travel publication and online information source, they look for articles like planning guides for cultural immersion travel, work, study, living and volunteering, everything related to travels and that kind of lifestyle. They received 8,000,000+ visitors yearly so they are carefull about the content they share which is manually reviewed and must include at least 4-5 high-resolution photos. Pay is typically from $50 to $150 for an 1,500-2,000-word article for the web.
This is a magazine for recreational vehicle (RV), this is the only content allowed so you must talk about it or any other topics related with the RV lifestyle. Pay is very well, between $100 USD up to $700 USD.
This is the Western America’s largest-circulation magazine, they cover 13 Western US states. Their topics go aroung travel and recreation, garden and outdoor living, food and entertaining, home design, remodeling and projects. Pay varies.
It is known that this magazine does not have specific submission guidelines online, but Freedom with Writing says this magazine is written 95% by freelancers on assignment and pays up to $1 a word. If you want to collaborate with this magazine is better to start small, read the magazine to note that they are looking for queries, probably they get quite a lot of submissions. It is better to start pitching for one of the “front of magazine” sections about items you think work good for them.To learn more, and to send them a pitch, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
Well, if you are able to write for this magazine be sure you are on the great leagues, since their staff are people who have had quite a few years of experience in the newspaper or magazine publishing fields, so what makes me think that before trying to apply for this magazine, you should be a experienced writer, with good published content. A solid academic background and a proven record of success in one’s chosen field are most important. However, no one can assure talent just because an academic title, so it is not impossible to apply. Stories range from 750 words for a department to up to 2,500 words for a feature. Pay is competitive.
Finally, a suggestion as a writer, I can say that in first place we should understand that there are many magazines that are not looking regulary for submissions or collaborations, so you may find frustrating at the beginning, since some magazines may only get back to you if they are interested in your piece, anyway that shouldn’t be a reason for not to try but to try harder and reach your dream!
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