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Issue #50: Where to Find Outlets for Your Luxury Travel Stories
February 16, 2015
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about how travel shows are good places for travel writers to network with tourism media PR’s and how this can help you. These events can be gold mines for resourceful travel writers, if you know how to approach the media PRs.
(If you missed the article - you can find it at this link)
One writer has already had a story pitch about a castle tour in England accepted by Renaissance Magazine, and the other has had a three-pack of 500-word stories about kayaking expeditions in the Cayman Islands accepted by Canoe & Kayak Magazine. Both magazines are paying the writers for these stories.
These motivated and talented writers are researching and pitching multiple stories about their travel destinations to a bunch of other travel and specialty magazines.
I’m feeling confident about their prospects of placing their other stories, too. Their story ideas are excellent, well researched, and they’re pitching multiple magazines.
As their coach, I’ve been guiding them every step of the way and am having a lot of fun working with them. As beginners, there were several times they could have made pitching mistakes that would have cost them the stories. But they followed my advice, and are already reaping the results.
I’m still accepting coaching clients from my newsletter subscriber list, but within a week I plan to go public. When I do, the prices will go up.
If you want to take advantage of the low prices, this is the time to do it.
Here’s a link to my individual coaching packages.
This week’s featured article gives you advice about several places where you can get your luxury travel stories published. If you write in the luxury travel niche, or would like to, check it out to make sure you're pitching in all the right places.
We’re putting the final touches on my latest eBook “How to Break Into the Luxury Travel Writing Market” and will be releasing it in a few days. Look for a special issue with details coming to your inbox soon…
Where to Find Outlets for Your Luxury Travel StoriesThere are plenty of magazine outlets for luxury travel stories. These include regional, national, and international magazines and newspapers.
Regional magazines are a good place to start. In fact, they make an ideal place to kick start your luxury travel writing career because they’re far easier to break into than the big national publications. Most regional magazine editors prefer to work with local writers who know the subtle nuances of the places they write about.
I often write luxury travel stories for my favorite Pacific Northwest regional magazine called Northwest Travel. This magazine runs several upscale luxury travel, accommodation, dining, or shopping stories in each issue. And I’ve had some superb trips around the Pacific Northwest from these assignments.
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