Elite Traveler Magazine

By: on October 16, 2005 | # | Comments (0)

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 internship experience preferred, but not necessary.

If you think this is the internship for you, don't wait -- check out their editorial mission and media kit materials, write a crafty cover letter and end resumes to Tanya Dukes at Tdukes@elite-traveler.com.

[via Ed2010] Thanks Helene!

Monday Market Leads

By: on October 10, 2005 | # | Comments (0)

postcardcontest.jpgHere 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 non-fiction) on a postcard concept was kinda cool and offers a unique way to share a travel tale. There is a $20 entry fee, but first prize is $250. Deadline is December 1st. (You can view the best entries from the last postcard contest here.)

2) Shanghaiist is looking for a writer. They can't pay, but it could be a good gig to investigate if you live there or spent a considerable amount of time there in the past.

3)"Wine & Travel Geeks" are needed for a new luxury lifestyle website for women.

4) Writers with study abroad experience are needed for a new book. Submit essays or poetry about being a student in a foreign country by January 1.

$100,000 Travel Writing Assignment

By: on October 4, 2005 | # | Comments (1)
Whiskey, travel, and $100,000?! This seems like a dream come true...Chivas? Of course I drink whiskey! Indeed, THIS IS THE...

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Charles Veley: The World's Most Traveled Man?

By: on September 25, 2005 | # | Comments (3)
Have some John Flinn with your Sunday breakfast. John has an article in the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine about Charles...

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What Color is your Jockstrap?

By: on September 24, 2005 | # | Comments (3)
Have I mentioned were doing a fourth humor book? There's so much to do, I've gotten lost in the list....

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Go Nomad Grant Update

By: on September 23, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Kelly Westhoff, contributing editor at Minnesota Women's Press, has won a GoNOMAD Travel Grant. She will use the $500 grant...

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World66 Travel Grants

By: on September 15, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Here's a new get-paid-to-travel gig that should attract a lot of attention and cheers from wanderlust writers. World66 will...

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Submissions: Moon Handbooks Spain

By: on September 11, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Hey Erik, thanks for telling us that Craigslist post was down. I went to check it out and found that...

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Two Travel Mags Seek Writers

By: on September 7, 2005 | # | Comments (2)
1) Planet Magazine is expanding operations to the East Coast, and is preparing to build a NYC team of editors...

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Are You a Writer in South Africa?

By: on September 2, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Hey, did you see that BootsnAll is hiring a South Africa based Writer/Editor? That's *write*! If you've ever admired (or...

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Writing Leads, Contests & Awards

By: on August 29, 2005 | # | Comments (2)
If you're sticking close to home this Labor Day weekend to follow up on your writing to-do list, here is...

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By: on August 4, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Last month, Tony Wright launched CraftyTraveler, which aims to offer "honest assessments of travel destinations and activities-- written by...

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GoNOMAD Grants

By: on August 3, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
It's time for a reminder about the next round of Travel Writer Grants from the wonderful folks at Go Nomad....

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D.C. Travel Guide Writers Needed

By: on July 28, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Greenline Publications, a small travel publisher based in San Francisco, is seeking two writers for its Washington D.C. Fun Seeker’s...

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Pology Magazine

By: on July 8, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Pology was started by Neil Schwartz in March 2005. His thoughts on the creation of this new publication: Too...

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Far Flung

By: on July 7, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Erik at Gadling mentioned the new online magazine Far Flung a few months back, and I finally found some...

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From the BnA Boards

By: on July 5, 2005 | # | Comments (2)
Some good leads have been posted recently on the BnA Travel Writing Forum, and Court started a new Leads string...

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World Hum 2.0 Is Here!

By: on June 30, 2005 | # | Comments (3)
The new redesign launches today and I got a sneek peek! First of all, it's important to tell you...

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Not For Tourists

By: on June 30, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Not For Tourists is a collection of pocket guides made primarily to assist city dwellers instead of out-of-town visitors....

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Job Lead: Rough Guides

By: on June 22, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Rough Guides, acclaimed publisher of travel guides, pop culture reference titles, and world music CDs, is seeking a media savvy...

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Pilgrimage Magazine

By: on June 1, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Pilgrimage is a small magazine serving an eclectic fellowship of readers, writers, artists, naturalists, contemplatives, activists, seekers, adventurers, and other...

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Inkygirl Leads

By: on May 9, 2005 | # | Comments (1)
Here are two travel writing leads from the always resourceful Inkygirl: 1) Freelance travel writers needed 2) A Midsummer Tale...

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Job Lead: NYT Travel Online

By: on April 26, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Another web marketing (not writing) position from the Digital Media Jobs blog: Product Manager, Travel: The New York Times on...

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Job Lead: Words Without Borders

By: on April 13, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Jen mentioned Words Without Borders back in December. I just saw on the Publishers Lunch Job Board that they are...

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Submission Call: South Pacific

By: on April 9, 2005 | # | Comments (2)
Another call from Travelers' Tales... 30 Days in the South Pacific: Urgent Call for Tales of Paradise Imagine being sentenced...

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Job Lead: National Geographic

By: on April 8, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Via Publishers Marketplace: National Geographic has an immediate opening in Washington DC in Book Publishing for an experienced Editor to...

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Swink Magazine

By: on April 6, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Swink is a fairly new print magazine that also publishes exclusive theme issues only available online. The mag is...

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Job Lead: Lonely Planet

By: on April 5, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
For those with online marketing and web development experience, this position posting might be of interest: Via the Digital Media...

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Healthcare Traveler: Articles & Contest

By: on March 30, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
If you're a writer who is, has been or aspires to be a "mobile provider", you may find your niche...

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Midwest Living Magazine

By: on March 23, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Midwest Living defines "midwest" as: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas....

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Compass the Magazine

By: on March 15, 2005 | # | Comments (2)
Why would anyone want to call themselves the tiniest magazine to cover the globe? Well, they aint' startin' small, Little...

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Best Sex Writing 2005 – an anthology

By: on February 11, 2005 | # | Comments (2)
Here's something that passed my inbox a few times this past week. There's no reason why this can't also be...

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Submission Call: Travel Stories for AudioExpedition

By: on February 4, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Having trouble getting your travel stories into the print market? Why not try audio. AudioExpedition from Pemaquid Audiobooks is looking...

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By: on January 31, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Gawker Media just launched a brand new Travel blog. GridSkipper.com. Edited by Andrew Krucoff, it is an Urban Travel Guide....

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Submission Call: Adventure Content

By: on January 27, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
The guys at the BootsnAll Travel Network are launching a new section dedicated to adventure travel. They are currently looking...

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Hobart: A Literary Journal

By: on January 25, 2005 | # | Comments (1)
I've been invited to write something for the upcoming Travel issue of Hobart, a literary journal. I haven't written fiction...

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KineticTravel.net No Longer

By: on January 19, 2005 | # | Comments (0)
Apparently KineticTravel.net no longer exists. That's too bad. I had blogged about it a few years ago as being one...

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Stellar Magazine

By: on December 14, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
For those of you that miss BLUE, shake your withdrawals by biting into Stellar Magazine. Stellar is a new adventure...

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Submission Call: The Back Road to Crazy

By: on December 10, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Here's a book you wild adventurers will want to get in on. THE BACK ROAD TO CRAZY, edited by Jennifer...

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The Thong Also Rises: New Deadline 1/15/05

By: on December 7, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Last month I announced that I had back to back book deals with Travelers' Tales, and that we didn't know...

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Submission Call: Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic

By: on December 6, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Here's a call from David Farley, the editor of the forthcoming Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic: We're searching...

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All In: The Fastest Growing Magazine in 2005

By: on November 23, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
Howard Lederer, Jim McManus, Chris Ferguson, and Ben Affleck are either contributors or on the cover of this premier issue....

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Back to Back Book Deals: Get Your Stories & Tips In!

By: on November 5, 2004 | # | Comments (6)
I'm thrilled to announce that I'm getting back to back book deals with Travelers' Tales. Humor books are working and...

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Catching Up On Submission Calls

By: on November 4, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Sorry folks, I've been meaning to put these up for ages. I hope you have time to get something in....

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The Educated Traveler Newsletter

By: on October 19, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
The announcement reads,"a travel newsletter designed for discriminating people for whom the activities they pursue, the people they meet, the...

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Travel + Leisure Writer/Photographer Guidelines

By: on October 17, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Go for it! Guidelines for submitting to Travel + Leisure I liked this bit.... "Please note that a place is...

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Silver Screen Your Way to an Assignment

By: on October 14, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
What do you think about when you hear that there is going to be a movie about Maeve Binchy's best-selling...

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NGT Traveler On Campus Writing Contest

By: on October 14, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Hey students...check this out! Traveler On Campus Writing Contest! If you are a full or part-time student, and over 18...

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Would You Like to Review Ethical Traveler?

By: on October 13, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Dan Eldridge at Young Pioneers is working on his second issue. He needs a first hand review of EthicalTraveler.org from...

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More Writing Related Leads from Craigslist

By: on October 12, 2004 | # | Comments (2)
Here are some other leads I've found in the writing/editing jobs section of Craigslist: New South Asian Magazine[SF post] They...

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HotelChatter is Hiring Bloggers

By: on October 12, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
If you love blogging and have a keen interest in hotels, HotelChatter.com is hiring. I was writing for them this...

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Canadian Magazine Market Leads

By: on October 6, 2004 | # | Comments (7)
I had a great shindig in Toronto with a bunch of ladies including Michele Petersen. Michele, who wrote “Hat Head”...

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Submission Call: Lonely Planet Humor Book

By: on October 6, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
I'm so excited to tell you that Don George at Lonely Planet is putting together a humor collection! I'm not...

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Visit Britain Travel Writing Award

By: on September 29, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Visit Britain is hosting a pretty cool travel writing contest. Travel Writing Award In honor of their former PR Director...

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Jest Magazine

By: on September 21, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
Jest: Humor for the Irreverent I just found this from a submission call on Chicago Craigslist. And oh my gosh...

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Submission Call: Minneapolis Star Tribune

By: on September 4, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Everybody seems to be hankering after misadventures. I don't blame them, they're fun to read. Minneapolis Star Tribune Travel section...

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CONTEST: Honeymoon Disaster Stories

By: on September 4, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Thrifty.com is hosting a Honeymoon Disaster Contest. They are calling for your read-em'-and-weep stories and are giving away a second...

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Absurd Female Encounters Around the World

By: on August 29, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Dusty asked a very good question the other day about whether or not I'd be doing a third women's travel...

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Greenline Publications' Fun Seeker's Series

By: on August 27, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Have you guys ever heard of Greenline Publications? They are a small travel publisher based in San Francisco. I only...

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Greenline Publications' Fun Seeker's Series

By: on August 27, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Have you guys ever heard of Greenline Publications? They are a small travel publisher based in San Francisco. I only...

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Window Seat Press: Call for Submissions

By: on August 23, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
Of course you have some zany bus tales from your global adventures. I know you do! Now there's a publisher...

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Calling Travel Writers with the Scoop on Africa

By: on August 15, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
I've just heard that the award-winning Irish travel TV series Amu is looking for travel writers to give them leads...

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Calling Travel Writers with the Scoop on Africa

By: on August 15, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
I've just heard that the award-winning Irish travel TV series Amu is looking for travel writers to give them leads...

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Copley News Service: Submission Guidelines for Travel Stories

By: on August 6, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
"Copley News Service syndicates columns on finance, travel, food, arts, lifestyle and opinion, as well as editorial cartoons and comic...

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Story Leads: TravelTv.com Travel News

By: on August 5, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Here's a travel news site that could give you some story leads... TravelVideo.TV: The World On The Web I'm impressed...

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Story Leads in North Dakota

By: on August 3, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Here's an inspiring article about a travel writer who found lots of story leads in North Dakota. "ND tourism division...

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Assignment Desk

By: on July 27, 2004 | # | Comments (2)
I just wanted to remind you how cool Media Kitty is. I did a post on it when I first...

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Submission Call for Professional Wilderness Women

By: on July 27, 2004 | # | Comments (4)
I just got the heads up on a new anthology that's being put together. You'll love the title, A Mile...

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A Different Book of Women's Travel Humor

By: on July 22, 2004 | # | Comments (2)
A few people have recently told me about the Seal Press call for women's humor stories. I don't think there...

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By: on May 22, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Sometimes I tell you about the websites that I wouldn't give my writing to. Well, here's a site that I...

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By: on May 17, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
I got a newsletter recently that piqued my interest. It was from Boundless-Travel.com. I can't remember if this is something...

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Get Your Backpack Nation Stories In

By: on May 4, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
The deadline to get your stories into Backpack Nation is almost here. Brad Newsham is looking for stories that "Echo...

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New! Young Pioneers

By: on April 27, 2004 | # | Comments (8)
Ok, so if you follow Vagablogging you already know that Rolf Potts and several other well liked travel writers have...

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Have You Been to Russia?

By: on April 22, 2004 | # | Comments (5)
I got the Worldwide Freelance Writer newsletter in my inbox today and found an interesting market lead I hadn't heard...

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InsideOut Travel Magazine Party

By: on April 10, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Well, it looks like I'm missing another travel magazine party. I haven't heard about InsideOut Travel until now, but I'll...

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Submitting to the NYT Travel Section

By: on April 2, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
We've recently had an interesting discussion about the Travel section at the New York Times. I appreciate those of you...

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New Africa Guide Accepting Submissions

By: on April 1, 2004 | # | Comments (5)
Africa lovers—Here's a travel writing outlet that's hot off the press. The new Zamunda guide on BootsnAll.com. It is a...

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Mixed Feelings About a NYT Travel Article

By: on March 29, 2004 | # | Comments (12)
Yesterday I picked up the Sunday Travel section. It was folded in half and a headline on the bottom half...

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Mountain Equipment Co-op Adventure Writing Contest

By: on March 29, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Who wants a new tent? Actually the prizes range from $100- $500 gift certificates to be cashed in on gear...

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Travel Writing for Vacation Rental Lovers

By: on March 25, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
To me, e-margaux.com falls in the category of a PR/Travel agent-ey website done by someone who genuinely likes the idea...

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By: on March 23, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
Moleskinerie is a new blog that I think is cool. It's kinda like 1000 Journals had sex with McSweeny's. I...

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Travel Savvy

By: on March 12, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Thanks to Dan E for giving us the heads up on Travel Savvy. I didn't have the proper membership to...

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Hey Green Tortoise Fans!

By: on March 11, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Green Tortoise is looking for submissions for their newsletter. You don't need to have already been on a Green Tortoise...

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CNN Traveller Magazine

By: on March 10, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
I recently picked up CNN Traveller and am enjoying their different take on travel writing. It's quite informative. Editor Dan...

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2004 Travel writer's Prize from 24 Hour Museum

By: on March 4, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Calling all UK travel writers! It doesn't matter if you're a veteran writer, or brand new. There will be categories...

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Forbes.com for Travel

By: on February 29, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
I hadn't ever thought of going to Forbes for travel, but I love what I'm finding on their sites. They...

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Transitions Abroad

By: on February 11, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Yesterday I was surprised to find that a room full of well organized expats had not heard of Transitions Abroad...

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Souls of Caribbean-Americans Is Looking for Writers

By: on February 9, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
There is a new publication for Caribbean-Americans coming out and they're looking for writers. It's called S.O.C.A. (Souls of Caribbean-Americans),...

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Backpack Nation: $1000 for your travel story

By: on February 5, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Brad Newsham, noble soul and author of Take Me With You:A Round-the-World Journey to Invite a Stranger Home, is offering...

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Avalon Travel is Looking for Writers

By: on February 4, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Ok everyone, I just got an email from Rebecca Browning, the Acquisitions Editor at Avalon Travel. Polish up those proposals...

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The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel Show

By: on January 18, 2004 | # | Comments (2)
As you know, I was excited about coming to this. I'm pleased to say that I wasn't let down. Chris...

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Gawker is Hiring a Travel Blogger

By: on January 16, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
Oh Baby, this sounds like it's going to be a GREAT travel blog. Go Gawker! Best of luck if you...

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Travel Trade Magazines

By: on January 14, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
Ok travel writers...think outside the box. You can also write for the travel trade industry. Here are a plethora of...

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Granta Magazine

By: on January 13, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
Granta, in a word, is respectable. I think it's what the smart people read. Some people are impressed when they...

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Writing for Student Traveler Magazine

By: on January 9, 2004 | # | Comments (2)
Jeff Booth, editor of Student Traveler, made my week. He invited me to write for him and said yes to...

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Submission Call: Doing Good...

By: on January 8, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Ok do-gooders, here' a place where you can sell your heartwarming stories. Doing Good for Goodness Sake I'm a little...

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Who Loves Luxury?

By: on December 23, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
Expedia is looking for a "Manager of Content Services, Expedia Luxury." I have some of those required qualifications, but I...

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TT: A Woman's Europe

By: on December 21, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Though the deadline has closed on TT: A Woman's Europe, you have a tiny bit of breathing room if you...

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By: on December 19, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Well, well, well. Lookie here. ActivePursuits.com I once had visions of doing the kinds of adventures these folks do. I...

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Personal Essay Market Leads

By: on December 18, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Check out Christine Cristiano's article on Paying Personal Essay Markets that was published in WritersWeekly.com. She lists six different markets...

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Submission Call: Europe Stories

By: on December 15, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Europe From a Backpack is accepting submissions on a variety of books until June 30, 2004. Western Europe From a...

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TNT Magazine

By: on December 10, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I was looking at a TNT Magazine today while waiting for my friend in a doctor's office in London. You...

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Attaché Magazine

By: on November 26, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I recently did a search on WritersMarket.com for consumer magazines that accept non fiction travel + essays. Attaché was one...

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By: on November 18, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
If you want to get a job in publishing, these two websites will make you drool. MediaBistro.com and NewsJobs.net I...

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Planet Magazine

By: on November 9, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Here are the guidelines to PLANET. They call themselves a "a hip culture magazine that integrates style and intelligence." The...

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Media Kitty

By: on November 6, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
Well isn't this a cool and useful looking website. MediaKitty.com A web service that hooks up travel journalists with PR...

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By: on October 7, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I spoke with Courtney Caldwell of American Woman Road and Travel and found out that they are definitely looking for...

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Travel Writing 101

By: on October 6, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Gary Crucefix, a founding editor at Fiction House, gives a good simple overview to Travel Writing on Suite101.com. Note all...

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Iris: a journal about women

By: on October 2, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
When I was at Steve's Books in Tulsa I found this women's journal: Iris: a journal about women I contacted...

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Have you written a piece on Britain this year?

By: on September 19, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
If you have, why not try out for the Bedford Pace Memorial Travel Writing Award. Deadline is December 10,...

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Submission Call: France Stories by Women

By: on September 18, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Hey Women, do you have a great story about France? Seal Press is taking submissions for a new book, France,...

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Humor Writing Contest

By: on September 17, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Hey, while you're writing something up for Sand II, which we are calling Whose Panties Are These?, why not send...

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Islands Magazine Photo Contest

By: on September 14, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Have you ever dreamed of going to Tahiti? The Mexican Caribbean? How about the Dutch Caribbean or a luxurious week...

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Another One Bites the Dust

By: on September 11, 2003 | # | Comments (11)
Andrea Johnson just showed me a card she got in the mail from Blue Magazine. It reads, "We regret to...

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Go! — A New Travel Zine

By: on September 9, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Hey travel writers, what do you think of start ups? Brett Novick is starting a new travel zine called, Go!...

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Q & A: Posting Stories on Websites

By: on September 8, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Here's a question that came in last night from Cliff Volpe, a RTW traveler that I know through BootsnAll.com Q....

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NGA Photo Reviews are in

By: on September 1, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
In July I posted that National Geographic Adventurer was offering free photo critiques. Some WR fans gave it a...

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Everyone Who's Anyone

By: on August 28, 2003 | # | Comments (5)
Looking for the inside scoop and contact info on agents but can't be bothered to go to the library and...

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Vegas or Australia...hmmm

By: on August 26, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I found out that my two favorite places are currently running contests for free trips. Vegas, Baby! Submit your...

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Travel Writer's Calendar

By: on August 26, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
My inbox is usually swamped with newsletters. Half of which I keep until I read, and the other half of...

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Who Wants to Write a Guidebook?

By: on August 7, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Avalon Travel Publishing has a call out for submissions, and there's a ton of opportunity if you're interested in writing...

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By: on August 6, 2003 | # | Comments (18)
Do they like you? Do they really like you? If you write it, they will come. RedPaper.com I'm interested in...

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Calling All Adventure Photographers

By: on July 7, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Hey Shutterbugs, National Geographic Adventurer is offering free photo critiques this month. (July, 2003) Though you are only allowed to...

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Hooked Magazine

By: on June 26, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Have you seen this cool outdoor magazine yet? Hooked On the Outdoors They are taking submissions from freelancers but make...

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Father-Daughter Adventure Stories

By: on June 20, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Seal Press has a submission call out for the next book in their Adventura series. Father-Daughter Adventure Travel Anthology "The...

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Learning By Example

By: on June 17, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
Sometimes it takes the right messenger for the words to sink in. Right now I'm listening to Rolf Potts. His...

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Guava Magazine

By: on June 12, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I hadn't heard of this till Ayun mentioned it in the comments to yesterday's post about the new Dandelion. Thanks...

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Travel Publishing Jobs

By: on June 11, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
ROUGH GUIDES is hiring an editor to work on revised and new titles out of their New York City...

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Dandelion -- A magazine you've been wishing for

By: on June 11, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
What does fullfillment mean to you? That seems to be the central theme behind the premiere issue of Dandelion....

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By: on June 9, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Thanks to Tara for alerting me to the The Association of Authors' Representatives This organization's web site is informative, yet...

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Alternative Agent Hunting

By: on June 4, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Another way of looking for an agent is to research the successful books that are similar to what you are...

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Looking for an Agent

By: on June 3, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
Ok, so now we begin the search for an agent. I already knew to go look through the Literary Market...

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Travel Photographers

By: on May 19, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
I'm up in Portland visiting with Andrea and Dale Johnson. They are both BootsnAll members and big Travelers' Tales fans...

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Are You Game For It?

By: on May 18, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
National Geographic Channel wants digital and VHS footage of your on the edge and off the beaten track adventures. And...

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Submission call for travel writers and photographers

By: on May 6, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Are you going to Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, or St. Maarten? If the answer is yes, don't miss the chance to...

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Submission Call for Travel Writers

By: on April 30, 2003 | # | Comments (6)
Craigslist in NY has a post calling for travel writing submissions. If you have a travel story, photo, or tip...

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Jobs with the Big Guns

By: on April 25, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
I applied for a job with National Geographic yesterday. This morning I applied to Expedia, and later I'm going to...

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Jumpstart Your Magazine Writing Career

By: on April 24, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Do you want to write for travel adventure magazines? Outside Magazine is looking for four editorial interns. I can't think...

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Researching Travel Publishers

By: on April 24, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Whether you've got your manuscript written, or you're still mulling over the story line for your first, second, or third...

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AOL/Digital City Wants Freelancers

By: on April 11, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Do you want to write about Nightlife and Dining? AOL Local/Digital City is hiring freelancers. I had received an email...

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Freelance Writer - for assignment in Thailand

By: on April 4, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
TrekShare.com is offering a unique writing engagement and hosting engagement for a person interested in reporting on travel within Thailand's...

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Hemispheres Magazine

By: on March 24, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Hey Travel writers, Hemispheres, the inflight magazine for United Airlines, is a great outlet for your writing: 3 Perfect Days...

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Lonely Planet Images

By: on March 14, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Hey photographers, Think you've got what it takes to shoot for Lonely Planet? Download their Information and Submission Guidelines and...

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By: on March 13, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Who? I just started using this superstrength search engine tool called, Copernic Agent and did a search for travel writers....

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Web sites for Writers

By: on March 12, 2003 | # | Comments (5)
Someone on my WorkforWriters list serve asked for help on an article about the 50 best web sites for writers....

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Foghorn Outdoors

By: on March 12, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I went to check up on Avalon to see if they were still accepting submissions for their Moon Metro guides,...

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Money for Travel Writers

By: on March 11, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
The idea fairy came yesterday and slapped me across the face—hard. I credited it to the fact that I needed...

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mba Jungle

By: on March 9, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Oooh a new magazine for me to follow! I haven't been enamoured with any of the usual suspects for the...

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Two submission calls: Asia and America

By: on February 7, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Whether you're at home or abroad, there are current calls out for your stories. I've been keeping my eye on...

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Submission Call for Moms

By: on January 26, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Hi Ladies, are you, or have you ever been a "Krackdpot mom?" They don't mean of the drugged up kind,...

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InkyGirl -- A Weblog For Writers

By: on January 25, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Ooooh the InkyGirl weblog is pretty cool. It's done by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, the founder of InkSpot, (I miss that...

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Great Resource for Writers!

By: on January 23, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Hey, if you thought Written Road was cool for giving you market resource leads, check this out: The Burry Man...

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Looking For An Agent?

By: on January 21, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
I signed up for Todd James Pierce's Literary Agent Newsletter some time ago and forgot all about it. It came...

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Been to Turkey? Here's a paying market lead...

By: on January 19, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
The January edition of Writers' Weekly lists Cornucopia.net as a paying market for writers in their "Markets & Jobs" section....

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Guidelines Database and Travel Ezines

By: on January 14, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
I love it when I find something really cool to share with all of you. And this morning, I found...

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Travel-Writing Boot Camp for Journalists

By: on January 12, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
The well respected MediaBistro has two classes that have just been added to my "I want list."Travel-Writing Boot Camp for...

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Writer/Researcher Wanted

By: on January 10, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
There's an interesting $1000 job opportunity in the writing category of SF's Craigslist. If you want a staff or freelance...

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By: on January 9, 2003 | # | Comments (7)
Elance.com I've been following some discussion on this site through my WorkForWriters listserve. Basically it's a website where subscribers offer...

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By: on January 5, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Blue Magazine's web site is looking a lot better than the last time I checked it out. Much more conducive...

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MARKET LEAD: Travel Articles About the West Coast

By: on January 5, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Sunset Magazine is a good and well respected regional magazine. Guidelines for Freelance Travel Writers...

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SUBMISSION CALL: Women's International Issues

By: on January 4, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Nervy Girl Zine ...is taking submissions for their upcoming issue themed, "Small World - International Women’s Issues" Query Deadline: Jan....

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Travel Associations

By: on January 4, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Not ready for the big dogs yet? Turn to Travel Association journals, newsletters, and magazines in the meantime. Membership benefits...

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Travel Publications Update

By: on January 2, 2003 | # | Comments (6)
Santa, wait! I've been wanting this all year and forgot to ask for it. Certainly don't wait for me, go...

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Worldwide Freelance Writer

By: on January 1, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
I subscribe to the Worldwide Freelance Writer newsletter. While this website caters mostly to the novice writer, I still like...

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Calling Women Writers

By: on December 30, 2002 | # | Comments (3)
In researching mkg leads for Sand In My Bra, I've found some leads for women writers. W Network in Toronto...

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UK Travel Magazines

By: on December 23, 2002 | # | Comments (4)
Believe it or not, if I could have a subscription to a travel magazine, I think I'd rather have a...

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Travelwise Online

By: on December 8, 2002 | # | Comments (3)
Travelwise Online At first glance this travel web site has the look and feel of an old cookie cutter personal...

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Seal Press Call for Submissions

By: on November 19, 2002 | # | Comments (3)
Women writers, turn in your stories. Seal Press has their call out. Afloat: Yarns by Seafaring Women Edited by Barbara...

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Lonely Planet Travel Writing Competition

By: on November 18, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
Ok, travel writers. Here's your chance to become a Lonely Planet writer. Lonely Planet Kindness of Strangers Competition LP is...

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A House Somewhere: Tales of Living Abroad

By: on November 17, 2002 | # | Comments (2)
I missed Don George's book release party tonight at Book Passage! He was reading with Isabel Allende from his latest...

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Everyone Wants To Work At National Geographic, Don't They?

By: on November 15, 2002 | # | Comments (5)
Come on, most likely if you're a travel writer now, at some point in your life you dreamed of working...

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2 more travel magazines

By: on November 12, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
Here are two travel magazines that I came across this week. They're new to me. Audience? Travel + Life: This...

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Adventure Travel Writing Contest

By: on November 4, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
Knowing what it costs to put an anthology together, The Narrative Press seems to have the right idea for making...

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Simultaneous Submissions

By: on October 14, 2002 | # | Comments (2)
Q.The question is prompted by my starting to send off one article to a major newspaper, then realizing I hadn't...

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Another Start Up Travel Mag

By: on September 30, 2002 | # | Comments (2)
Richard Sterling, author of several food books for Travelers' Tales and Lonely Planet, just asked me if I'd heard of...

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Avalon travel publishers are looking for writers

By: on September 23, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
On Thursday I found out that Avalon publishers are looking for writers. I'm familiar with their books--used the Baja one,...

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If you love knowing what's going on...

By: on September 11, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
Get on the list WorkforWriters@Yahoogroups.com It is a group of professional writers that are sharing their resources with each other....

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How to get an abundance of writing assignments

By: on September 1, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Want to know how to get heaps of writing assignments? Chet Dembeck tells you how in"The Secrets of Having an...

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Writers conferences and workshops galore!

By: on August 22, 2002 | # | Comments (2)
Are you just starting out and looking for that perfect jump start into becoming a writer? Maybe you need a...

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Want a mentor? Creative Nonfiction Part II

By: on August 21, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Still on the subject of Creative Nonfiction… I wanted to point out that they have a fascinating mentoring program that...

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Creative Nonfiction Magazine Part I

By: on August 19, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
I only just found out about this magazine, and that makes me feel like I've been living in a literary...

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Coastal Living Magazine

By: on July 30, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
I quickly checked out Writer's Weekly this morning and I love their Markets and Jobs section. Markets and Jobs Coastal...

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Get your stories out there!

By: on July 29, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
In search of hilarious travel stories...and finding myself in the shallow end of the laugh pool...I ran across this page...

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Motionsickness--a new and different travel magazine

By: on July 17, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
The other day a letter arrived from Steve Wilson, a writer we've published in a couple Travelers' Tales books and...

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By: on July 13, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
KhaoSanRoad.com Wow this is a cool web site! I found it through World Hum's Weblog, and I definitely need to...

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Paying travel markets for your stories

By: on July 12, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
If this doesn't get you excited, stop writing. While searching around for resource links for the last post on writing...

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Travel/Outdoor related markets from WritersWeekly.com

By: on July 8, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
Hey travel writers, Looking for publications that pay? WritersWeekly.com has a good free newsletter that lists jobs for writers as...

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Wanna Be a Travel Writer?
A few places to get your feet wet...

By: on July 5, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Christine, a Travelers' Tales editorial assistant, and all over fun loving yet ambitious travel lover, has packed up her belongings...

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A few places to get your feet wet..."

Newsies, newsies, newsies

By: on July 5, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
While we're on the subject of newsletters — you want 'em, I got 'em! Sign up here for lots of...

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Submission Call for humor stories! Paying $$!!

By: on May 17, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Yes, I still have a long way to go before I finish updating Book Expo America 2002 in NYC, but...

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