2006 Book Passage Writing Classes

Okay, here is the first of batch of 2006 writing classes to tell you about. As you prep your writing resolutions for the new year, be sure to consider one of these fantastic offerings by two writers we love and have mentioned here before: Intensive Travel Writing Workshop with Don […]

Rough Guides Job Openings

Rough Guides is currently looking to fill these two positions: 1) Possible authors needed for a brand-new guide to Puerto Rico. Take a look at the requirements under “Interested in writing for Rough Guides?” and email a proposal or inquiry to 2) Additional editor needed for the New York […]

Europe from a Backpack

Mark Pearson, editor of Europe from a Backpack, is seeking travel stories for some new collections he’s working on. Send him your best backpacking-related stories on Spain and Italy for two separate anthologies, scheduled to hit bookstores in a year or so. Stories should be 800-2,000 words. The deadline is […]

Key West Travel Writing Workshops

Frommers Executive Editor Bob Fisher will be running two Travel Writing 101 Workshops in sunny Florida this coming January. Why not combine a winter getaway with a writing workshop? Sounds good to me. Appropriately held on the grounds of the Robert Frost Cottage (where the poet lived in winter), each […]

Fodor’s Seeks Associate Editor

Job Description: Fodor’s Travel seeks an Associate Editor to be responsible for handling all editorial aspects of a select regional grouping of titles. Associate will edit updated, new and rewritten guides as well as hire and oversee the consultants to write for guides. Other responsibilities include: developing and launching books, […]

Sydney Morning Herald on Travel Writing

This week’s SMH features two articles about travel writing and travel books: By the Book Andrew Bain, former Lonely Planet editor, traces the historical journey that gave birth to the modern day guidebook. Words of Wisdom SMH writers share thoughts on their favorite travel writers, including Bill Bryson, Jan Morris, […]

Bookstore Blogs

I just noticed that Powell’s has a blog. Looks like posting started in late October, so it’s only a few weeks new. There are almost twenty book reviews already, as well as news and a few other categories. They have also started a monthly Bookcast. Nice to see these new […]

Online Travel Writing Class

An online travel writing class sponsored by begins on November 21. The ten-week course, From Free Trips to Flat Tires, explores travel journalism from poetic prose to pitches and trip planning. By the last lesson, students should have a polished draft ready for submission. The classes touch on all […]

Where do you write?

There is a really interesting article in today’s SF Chronicle about where writers write: In A Room with a Muse four California-based writers invite readers into their workspace. The article interviews Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and his wife, Lisa Brown. There is a photo of […]

BootsnAll Wordsmith

Just in case you’re not signed up for any BootsnAll Newsletters, here’s a quick FYI about Wordsmith, a travel writers’ newsletter that premiered this week. The periodic guide will feature interviews with Boots writers, share behind the scenes info on how they process submissions and point out places that need […]