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Happy Monday Market Leads

1) If you have lotsa juicy hotel stories to share, Hotel Chatter wants you to blog about ’em! Writers must have basic HTML and photoshop skills. 2) Via Inkygirl, the yet-to-be launched English-speaking online mag The Parisian seeks reviews, raves and travel writing. 3) And for all you travel bloggers […]


Ask Rick Heads Up

Tomorrow at 4 pm Pacific time, Rick Steves will discuss “How newspaper travel sections work” with a San Francisco Chronicle travel editor. This pre-recording will be part of a future segment on his radio show, but Rick often solicits questions and comments from listeners ahead of time, to make the […]


Elite Traveler Magazine

New York based Elite Traveler Magazine is looking for editorial interns to start ASAP. Applicants should be motivated, enthusiastic, detail oriented and have excellent phone skills. Responsibilities include fact checking, calling in samples and some light writing. Fun, friendly atmosphere; an excellent opportunity to learn about the magazine industry! Past […]


Monday Market Leads

Here are a few job and contest leads I found while working away on the web today that I though WR readers might take interest in: 1) Geist Literary Postcard Contest: This Canadian culture quarterly is not specifically looking for travel writing, but I though the 500-word limit (fiction or […]


Bunch of New Travel Books

I meant to get some market leads up this week, but things have been a bit crazy. I haven’t been traveling like our fearless leader and book touring diva Jen, but I’m gearing up for some 2006 travel of my own and finally took the big step of giving notice […]


Lists: In-Flight Mags & Travel Columnists

Here are two handy resources I was happy to bookmark this week. It’s so nice of other folks to put together lists like this for us, isn’t it? 1) List of Travel Columnists Carl Parkes pointed me to this great list from travel business portal Joe Sent Me, which profiles […]


Go Nomad Grant Update

Kelly Westhoff, contributing editor at Minnesota Women’s Press, has won a GoNOMAD Travel Grant. She will use the $500 grant to extend her impending trip to Uruguay and write an article on the secluded costal village of Cabo Polonia — congrats! The GoNomad staff noted that there were many excellent […]


World66 Travel Grants

Here’s a new get-paid-to-travel gig that should attract a lot of attention and cheers from wanderlust writers. World66 will be awarding ten travel grants to the best trip proposals they get. It looks like each grant is worth $1,000, although the fine print explains that they have the right to […]


Two Travel Mags Seek Writers

1) Planet Magazine is expanding operations to the East Coast, and is preparing to build a NYC team of editors and writers. They are looking for a New York-based senior editor and associate editor, as well as qualified freelance writers. Get the details at Craigslist. 2) Journey Beyond Travel, a […]


Writing Leads, Contests & Awards

If you’re sticking close to home this Labor Day weekend to follow up on your writing to-do list, here is a collection of a few more you might want to review: Moon Travel Guides seeks writer for Spain guide Witty and humorous well-traveled writer needed Sage of Consciousness, an international […]