PitchTravelWrite Blog

By Roy Stevenson

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

Jul 18, 2021

Improve Your Writing With These 4 Books

If you want to improve your writing, it helps to learn from the experts. Here are 4 books I can recommend for your bookshelf ...

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Jul 11, 2021

Creating a Successful Blog – 8 Simple Things You Should Know

Creating a successful blog doesn't happen overnight. Before you start a blog, here are 8 things you need to know ...

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Jul 11, 2021

Travel Writing Reality Check

Here’s a reality check for travel writers to help you become aware of some of the more unsavory sides of the freelance business - and what you can do about it.

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Jul 05, 2021

Writing for Travel Trade Journals

Writing for travel trade journals is a stealth publishing niche. Here's all you need to know to break into writing for them and getting paid ...

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Jul 05, 2021

Writing a Successful Hotel Pitch

A successful hotel pitch is vital if you want to write about your favorite luxury hotels, resorts, villas, spas and lodges. Here's how to do it . . .

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Jun 28, 2021

Freelance Writing Is Good for Aspiring Authors

Freelance writing is an excellent way for aspiring authors to hone their craft, gain confidence, and a good reputation.

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Jun 21, 2021

Get Published Online and Reap These Benefits

Get published online and reap some big benefits if you’re a freelance travel writer. Here are four reasons why you should do it …

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Jun 21, 2021

Travel Gear: Lightweight Luggage, Travel Clothing, Packing Advice

Travel gear for travel writers includes a lot of things – here’s advice on how to travel light and still bring everything you need.

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Jun 14, 2021

Travel Accessories for Travel Writers

Some travel accessories are more important than others and you want to travel light. Here’s the travel gear to take on travel writing assignments.

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Jun 14, 2021

Branding for Travel Writers

Branding for travel writers isn't optional. It identifies who you are and helps you stand out from the crowd. Here's my advice about how to build your brand ...

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Jun 07, 2021

Free Freelance Writing Articles

Links to freelance writing articles with tips and techniques about how to get started, target specialty niches and untapped markets, and much more . . .

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May 30, 2021

Reselling Articles: Three Tricky Situations

Reselling articles isn't always straightforward in the age of print and digital media. Here are three tricky situations and how the handle them ...

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May 23, 2021

Best Websites for Travel Writers

Tracking down the best websites for travel writers can be daunting so we did it for you! Here are the ones we picked ...

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May 23, 2021

Website Resource List for Travel Writers

This website resource list is worth browsing for information, networking, and fun ...

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May 17, 2021

Why Write for Free?

Why write for free? Travel writers should get paid for their time, but there are a few reasons why you might work for free. Here are some of them ...

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May 17, 2021

Five Ways to Sell Articles More Successfully

You'll sell articles more often with these five proven marketing strategies. Incorporate them all and you'll be more successful.

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May 10, 2021

Writing Genres and Your Travel Writing Niche

Having multiple travel writing genres is an asset that opens up many writing opportunities. Here's how to develop your own travel writing niche ...

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May 03, 2021

Writing Museum Stories

Writing museum stories is a good way to build your bylines and be successful, even if you're a beginner. Why are museum stories so easy to sell? What do they pay? What are the secrets to success? I'll tell you in this article ...

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May 03, 2021

Travel Etiquette for Travel Writers on Press Trips

Good travel etiquette during press trips and Fam tours is important for travel writers. Learn what to do and what not to do on these tours.

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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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