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By Roy Stevenson

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Here's the latest news and posts about travel writing and how to market your travel stories ...

Apr 18, 2021

Simultaneous Submissions: Strategies for Multiple Acceptances

Simultaneous submissions won't be a problem if you know some strategies to use when two editors want the same story. Here are four strategies ...

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Apr 18, 2021

How to Build Distribution Lists to Sell Your Travel Stories

Magazine distribution lists unlock the sales potential of your query letter - here's how to build them ...

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Apr 11, 2021

Sell Your Articles This Way - Without a Query Letter!

To sell your articles you don't always need a query letter. Here’s a better way that works very effectively for me -and it can work for you, too . . .

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Apr 06, 2021

Business Policies for Travel Writers

Business policies are important for freelance travel writers - here are the ones to focus on for best results...

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Mar 29, 2021

Simultaneous Submissions: Sell More and Do It Faster

Using simultaneous submissions helps travel writers sell more articles faster. Here's how to do it ...

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Mar 22, 2021

Best Query Letter - Use this Checklist

Writing the best query letter is your primary tool for selling your stories to editors. This checklist is for freelance writers - use it before you hit SEND.

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Mar 14, 2021

Finding Travel Magazine Leads on Vendor Websites

Finding travel magazine leads is a big activity for travel writers. Here are some vendor websites that will help you build your list of sales leads ...

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Mar 07, 2021

Twelve Query Letter Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Query letter mistakes will tell an editor you're inexperienced - here are twelve things to avoid and what you should do instead.

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Mar 07, 2021

Simultaneous Queries - the 2 Most Common Questions (and Answers)

Writing simultaneous queries can be controversial for a new travel writer, but it doesn't have to be. Here are 2 common questions and my answers ...

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Mar 07, 2021

Rejection Letters - The Brighter Side

Receiving rejection letters from editors can be an enlightening experience - here's what you can learn ...

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Mar 07, 2021

The Best Query Letter Books to Improve Your Travel Writing Pitches

Here are the best query letter books on the market for travel writers. Are you using these books to improve your pitches?

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Mar 07, 2021

No Bylines? Strategies to Use When You Don't Have Writing Clips

No bylines? Here are five ways to pitch your stories when you don’t have any writing clips …

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Mar 07, 2021

Successful Query Letters: 7 Tips for Travel Writers

To write successful query letters, here's a guide with seven tips for travel writers to make your print magazine queries more successful ...

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Mar 07, 2021

Query Letter Follow Up Guidelines

Query letter follow up rules are always a mystery to travel writers. Should you follow up with an editor? Here's how to decide...

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Feb 28, 2021

Unresponsive Magazine Editors

Dealing with magazine editors is a big part of freelance writing. But sometimes they're unresponsive and don't reply. This advice will help you ...

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Feb 28, 2021

Coping Strategies for Travel Writers: New Editors & Editorial Changes

Here are some coping strategies for travel writers from breaking in a new editor to changes in editorial thrust.

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Feb 28, 2021

How to Make Money Travel Writing: Think Multiple Income Streams

To make money travel writing, it's important to expand your boundaries and think in multiple income streams. Here's how to do it ...

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Feb 28, 2021

Travel Writing Secrets for Success

What travel writing secrets will make you most successful? You might be surprised by the answer. Read this article to find out ...

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Feb 21, 2021

Luxury Travel Writing: My Story and How You Can Do It

Luxury travel writing assignments are highly competitive but very enjoyable when you get one. Here's my story and how you can get these assignments, too.

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Feb 21, 2021

Query Letter Sample for Travel Writers

Here are two query letter samples for travel writers and five tips on how to transform your query letters from good to great …

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Feb 15, 2021

When Stars Align: Slam Dunk Travel Stories

Does your travel story seem like a perfect fit for a magazine? Sometimes the stars align in your favor - here's how often you can depend upon it ...

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Feb 07, 2021

Query Letter Advice: Never Say This in Your Pitch!

Here's some query letter advice so you don't make errors and sabotage yourself. Are you making any of these mistakes?

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Feb 01, 2021

The Print Media Industry: How Big Is It?

The print media industry is still big and evolving. Here's the state of print media from the travel writer’s perspective . . .

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Feb 01, 2021

Pitch Print Publications First

Pitch print before publishing your work online. Getting your work online is easy and good for building bylines. But it's not always smart. Here's why ...

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Jan 10, 2021

Writing a Query Letter to Sell Your Articles

Writing a query letter is your sales pitch and how you convince editor to publish your article. Learn how to do it here …

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Dec 13, 2020

Successful Travel Writing: How to Sell Your Stories

Successful travel writing means you sell your travel stories and get paid for them. Here's everything you need to become a successful travel writer . . .

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Dec 13, 2020

Group Coaching for Travel Writers

Our new Group Coaching Mastermind Community is open for registration. Complete details about this program are available here . . .

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Dec 13, 2020

Travel Writers Mistakes: 5 Errors that Will Keep You from Success

Beginning travel writers mistakes cost valuable time and reduce your likelihood of success. Here are five common errors. Are you making any of these mistakes?

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Dec 07, 2020

The Success Story of Pam & Gary Baker - Part 2

The success story of Pam & Gary Baker continues with this article of what they've been accomplishing the past year and the press trips they've scored . . .

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Oct 26, 2020

Are Travel Blogs and Websites Becoming Irrelevant?

Are travel blogs and websites becoming irrelevant? They've taken a hammering lately, so that's the topic of this special report . . .

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Oct 05, 2020

Breaking into Freelance Magazine Writing

Breaking into freelance magazine writing doesn't have to be difficult. Read the inspirational story of how Chuck Warren did it, and the three steps that made him successful . . .

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Sep 21, 2020

A Year On the Road: The Life of a Travel Writer

On the road with travel writer, Roy Stevenson - here's what a year in the life of a full time travel writer looks like . . .

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Aug 30, 2020

Writing About Festivals and Special Events

Writing about festivals and special events can be tricky - here are the kinds of travel stories that sell and what doesn’t …

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Aug 24, 2020

Multiple Writing Assignments: How to Earn More While You Travel

Multiple writing assignments will help you earn more and can save you lots of money while you travel. Here's my 6-step process explaining how to do it ...

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Aug 16, 2020

Choosing the Best Travel Writing Workshop for You

Choosing the best travel writing workshop can be confusing. Before spending your hard-earned money, here's what to consider ...

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Aug 16, 2020

Why Roundup Stories are Fun to Write

Roundup travel stories are a fun way to write about a place you’ve visited. But there are some pitfalls – here’s how to avoid them…

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Aug 02, 2020

Finding Magazine Sales Leads for Selling Your Travel Stories

Finding magazine sales leads takes freelance travel writers time and effort. Here's a fast and easy way to build your distribution list and sell more stories.

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Jul 25, 2020

Expand Your Writing Genres - 5 Reasons to Do This and How to Do It

Expand your writing genres and open up more possibilities for getting your stories published. Here's why you should do it and how to do it ....

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Jun 28, 2020

Your Luxury Travel Stories: Where to Find Outlets and Get Published

You can get luxury travel stories published in many places - here's where to look for opportunities and get published ...

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Jun 14, 2020

The Best Travel Story: Tap Into Your Interests and Passions

The best travel story you can write is when you tap into your interests and passions. Here's why ...

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May 25, 2020

Writing Historical Travel Articles – and Getting Paid For Them

Writing historical travel articles is a great way to combine your love for history and travel. And there are plenty of publications that might want to buy your story. Here's everything you need to know ...

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May 17, 2020

Successful Travel Writing: Five Ways to Add Life to Your Story

Successful travel writing is much more than listing the main attractions at a destination. Here are five tips to add life to your travel stories ...

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May 10, 2020

Seven Ways to Increase Productivity for Travel Writers

Increase productivity and take control of your time with these seven effective habits for freelance travel writers.

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