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Free E-Book From Matador: 15 Paying Travel Magazines That Want Your Travel Writing

Date: August 14th, 2009 | No Comments

Over at Matador they’ve whipped up a pretty sweet PDF titled 15 Paying Travel Magazines That Want Your Travel Writing. Should be an excellent resource for anyone who is looking to get into their travel writing career or just needs a bit of inspiration for where to send queries.
All you have to do is put [read more]

Happy 8th Birthday World Hum!

Date: April 30th, 2009 | No Comments

One of the biggest names in the realm of online travel writing, World Hum, is celebrating its 8th anniversary this Friday! The site is celebrating all week long with special content, starting off with Pico Iyer’s classic piece “Why We Travel.”
In order to honor their last 8 years, throughout the whole week World Hum is [read more]

Folio Mag Webinars on New Media

Date: January 28th, 2009 | No Comments

For freelance writers, it’s important to keep up to date on what’s going on in the publishing industry. Knowing the industry that you are writing for is crucial when pitching and coming up with content and that industry is no longer defined solely by print. Here at Written Road, Tim Shishler has done an excellent [read more]

Fodor’s and Lonely Planet - submit travel content, win competitions

Date: January 16th, 2009 | No Comments

They won’t pay the bills, but winning competitions such as these will certainly buoy the spirit of aspiring travel writers and photographers. Both definitely sound worth a punt to me, if only as a chance to polish your prose and pictures. Plus, there are prizes to be won!
As Fodor’s may also feature your pictures on [read more]

Apple Computer’s Best Kept Little Secret

Date: January 11th, 2009 | No Comments

Are you looking to jump into video, audio, or photography editing, but you don’t have the time or money for a private instructor or a college course? Well, if you live by an Apple Store (even an international one), Apple has a program for you. It’s called One-to-One, and it includes one hour of instruction [read more]

The Independent on Sunday Looks For Fresh Travel Writing Talent

Date: May 10th, 2009 | No Comments

The deadline approaches for the annual travel writing contest from Bradt travel guides and The Independent On Sunday. Get your submission in by May 15th to be in with a chance of showcasing your writing in a British broadsheet newspaper. There’s a trip to Columbia or a travel writing holiday to Spain (with Travellers Tales) [read more]

Interview: Kelsey Timmerman, Author of “Where am I Wearing?”

Date: March 31st, 2009 | No Comments

A lot of the time travel writing isn’t glamorous or glorious; often it’s about getting your hands dirty and working hard to unearth the truth behind accepted norms. That’s certainly the case for Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes, who [read more]

Writing and Photography Holidays from the Experts - newly featured on

Date: January 24th, 2009 | No Comments

Read on if you’ve always fancied swapping your home office or the local wi-fi enabled coffeeshop for some on-location writing and photography training.
Authentic tour and accommodation website, Tourdust have added two very tempting creative holidays to their site. Both of these professionally-run vocational holidays are set in locations inspirational enough to unblock even the most [read more]

Why You Should Start Your Writing Career in College

Date: January 13th, 2009 | No Comments

I came across the Transitions Abroad Student Travel Writing Contest this morning and it got me thinking about writing at a younger age. There is information on the contest at the end of this post, but I wanted to start with this:
It’s never too early to start your writing career, and there are several reasons [read more]

BootsnAll’s Business Travel Logue Writing Contest: Win “Long Way Down” Book & CD

Date: December 12th, 2008 | 2 comments

As all travelers know, the journey is about more than the destination. It’s also about how you get there. And in an effort to collect great “getting there” stories, Carrie at BootsnAll’s Business Travel Logue is holding her second-annual travel writing contest. This one’s all about transportation:
Whether it was a nightmare trip taking a donkey [read more]

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