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Issue #419: How to Break Into the Boating Travel Magazine Market
November 07, 2022
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How to Break Into the Boating, Yachting, and Sailing Travel Magazine MarketOne travel writing genre where I've met great success is with sailing and yachting magazines. With 25 travel stories published in six different yachting and sailing magazines, I've made good money — and had assignments on some spectacular excursions and cruises.
I started writing in the sailing and yachting genres by pitching a marina destination story to the editor of a popular Puget Sound regional sailing magazine called 48 Degrees North. He commissioned the article. After I submitted the piece he said, “Say, this is pretty good. Would you like to write some more marina destination pieces for us?” Words that warm the heart of every freelancer!
“Of course,” I replied. “I’d love to write the magazine’s marina destination column.” For three years I wrote these 1000-word marina destination stories until I’d finally covered every marina in the Puget Sound.
These marina destination assignments were working getaways. We checked out the restaurants, bakeries, museums, art galleries, B&Bs, and other attractions. The comps were marvelous; free meals, entry to tourist attractions, and accommodations at lovely coastal B&Bs.
We often had guided tours of these little coastal towns with media reps from the visitor's centers or chambers of commerce. I would write the article and Linda — a keen and talented travel photographer — provided the photographs.
These marine destination bylines with 48 Degrees North provided me with enough credibility and confidence to pitch larger circulation national and international sailing magazines like Blue Water Sailing and Classic Boat.
Here’s how to quickly move up the boating magazine pyramid to earn more and get published in some of the top publications . . .
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Here's Who Joined Us in Charleston SC for Our Travel Writing & Photography Retreat and Our Marketing Master Class For Travel WritersSharon McLeod . . .
. . . an Oregon native, spent over thirty years delivering manuals for high tech products. Prior to that, she influenced the youth of America for a decade by teaching in public schools.
Her future plans include recording, through travel writing, her observations and experiences about people, places, and events — and to do this in as many locales as possible.
We’re also excited that Sharon received a complimentary invitation to attend the 2022 Pacific Northwest Travel & Words in North Bend, Oregon, on October 2-4. We look forward to hearing about her experience at the conference.
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Pitch Travel Write: Most Requested Links About Your Writing Goals and ProductivityDo you want to sell more travel stories, maximize your time, & wring as much money as possible from your freelance writing?
Here are three articles packed with advice and ideas to boost your productivity and help you achieve those goals . . .
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Featured Book of the Month:
The Art & Craft of Travel WritingWe’re thrilled to offer this month’s book, “The Art & Craft of Travel Writing: How to Develop Your Craft, Hone Your Skills, Avoid Mistakes, Work Smarter, and Be More Successful.”
What’s in our 21-chapter, 152-page book?
We’re glad you asked!
Here are some of the chapters . . .
We’ll show you how to allocate your writing time for maximum efficiency, and exactly what you
need to do to break into the competitive travel writing market.
Latest News on Workshops & eBooksTravel Writing & Marketing Workshops
We’re already planning next year’s Travel Writing and Marketing workshops. We'll hold them in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Santa Fe is a beautiful small city of 83,000. It has enough good restaurants, art galleries, boutique shops, museums, and other attractions to keep travel journalists entertained for a solid week. We're already looking forward to seeing you in Santa Fe!
New eBooks Coming Soon
We’re excited to announce that we’ve finished the draft of our ebook “500 Print Magazines That Want To Publish Your Travel Articles.” Rather than revise our current eBook, “100 Print Magazines That Want To Publish Your Travel Articles” we decided it needed a complete overhaul.
We’ve tossed out the magazines that have folded since the 2016 edition and added in a whopping 450 NEW magazines to this eBook. Yes, you read that right!
We’ll have more details in an upcoming newsletter once we’ve done the finishing touches.
We’re about to publish another eBook to help you get your travel stories published. It’s called The Best of Roy’s Blogs: Roy’s Solutions for Selling More Travel Stories, Writing Better, and Earning More Money.
You need to have a lot of skills to be successful in the freelance travel writing game. In the past fifteen years I’ve been bombarded with hundreds of email questions about many aspects of travel writing. The blogs you’re about to read are my succinct answers to these urgent questions.
These blogs are gathered from my email replies, Facebook posts, LinkedIn posts, blogs, and newsletter editorials. They provide quality solutions in summary form to the myriad challenges travel writers face.
Even better, at the end of each blog I give you the link to a more detailed and comprehensive coverage of each topic so you can continue on to a more in-depth post on our website PitchTravelWrite.com.
Follow the advice dispensed in this eBook and you’ll earn more from your travel writing by selling more stories and improving your travel writing.
More information on both eBooks coming soon.
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Did You Know . . .Our Complete Marketing Master Class for Travel Writers is ranked #1 on TravelWritersExchange.com’s Top Ten Travel Writing Workshops.
Your next opportunity to attend these classes be in 2023. Our travel writing & marketing workshops are highly informative and a blast, socially.
Our travel writing & marketing workshops are highly informative and a blast, socially.
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PitchTravelWrite.com, is our information-packed website for travel writers. This e-zine, a series of travel writing books and reference guides, coaching programs, and our workshops all work together to give you guidance in this field.
Our aim is to provide you with practical, nitty gritty information to help you gain entry into the travel writing realm and all the enjoyment that comes with it.
Awards and AccoladesWe're thrilled to announce that www.PitchTravelWrite.com is once again on The Write Life’s list of 100 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS!
You can see the entire list by visiting their website - click on the graphic to view the list now.
We're proud to announce that our travel writing website has made Writer’s Digest Magazine’s 2016, 2020, 2021 and 2022 101 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS. Writer's Digest Magazine also lists us on their Best Genre/Niche Websites for 2021.
Writer's Digest doesn’t bestow these awards lightly. And we’re the only travel writing website on their lists!
And the accolades for PitchTravelWrite.com just keep pouring in! Our website helps travel writers successfully sell their travel stories. Thank you, Writer’s Digest Magazine, for listing us on your “Best Genre/Niche Websites for 2020, 2021 and 2022.”
Friend me on FacebookMy Facebook page is about freelance travel writing. I frequently post about:
• links to other well produced travel websites and blogs
• links to my travel articles
• magazine cover stories and back stories
• links to resource pages
• links to coaching and mentoring resources
. . .and plenty of other useful information to get you up to speed
That's all for now. Until next week - just keep pitching! Roy
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