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 ...

Mar 29, 2020

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 21, 2020

Where to Find Magazine Leads: Top 6 References on the Market Today

Finding magazine leads is a task that needs to be done well to sell your stories. Here's where to find them ...

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Mar 14, 2020

Can Social Media Help You Get Published?

Can social media help you get published? Read this article to find out if editors use it to find travel writers, and which social platforms work best.

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Mar 06, 2020

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 29, 2020

Travel Writing Workshop New Orleans 2020

Our travel writing workshop, The Marketing Master Class for Travel Writers, is open for registration. Full details here ...

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Feb 28, 2020

Your Travel Writing Marketing Platform - and Why You Need One

Having a marketing platform is important for travel writers. It isn't difficult. Here's everything you need to know about building your platform ...

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Feb 24, 2020

Travel Writing Retreat New Orleans 2020

The travel writing retreat in New Orleans, June 2020, is open for registration. Details and registration on this page ...

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Feb 24, 2020

The Complete Package - Two Workshops - NOLA 2020

The Complete Package includes both New Orleans workshops for travel writers at a heavily discounted price. Learn more about it here ...

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Feb 22, 2020

Candi Licence: a Travel Writing Success Story

Candi Licence tells the exciting story of her travel writing journey and how she found success. Read Candi's story . . .

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Feb 22, 2020

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 21, 2020

An Inspirational Travel Writing Success Story: Jessica Pickett

Jessica Pickett's travel writing story will inspire you. It's a story about how she launched her career as a travel writer with savvy techniques & courage ...

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Feb 17, 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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Jan 12, 2020

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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Jan 11, 2020

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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Jan 11, 2020

A Remarkable Travel Writing Journey

Here's the inspirational travel writing journey of Pam and Gary Baker. They share their successes, challenges and what they've learned along the way.

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Jan 11, 2020

How to Build Distribution Lists to Sell Your Travel Stories

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

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Jan 10, 2020

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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Jan 10, 2020

5 Marketing Mistakes that Travel Writers Make

Which marketing mistakes are you making in your travel writing? Here are some commons errors and how to fix them ...

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Jan 10, 2020

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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Jan 04, 2020

Travel Writing Retreats in 2020

Here are the travel writing retreats we're planning in 2020 with some early information. Get on the interest list & we'll let you know when registration opens.

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Jan 03, 2020

Travel Writing Courses

Travel writing courses are the fastest way to quickly learn the ropes and launch your travel writing career. Here are some recommendations.

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Nov 21, 2019

Expand Your Writing Genres: 5 Ways to Write with Authority

Expand your writing genres into new areas even when you’re not an expert. Here are five ways to write with authority and produce a good article . . .

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Nov 16, 2019

Coaching and Mentoring Services for Travel Writers

Registration is OPEN for Roy's coaching program for travel writers. He will guide you through his marketing process and help you get your stories published...

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Nov 13, 2019

The Sales Process for Travel Writers

Following my sales process is the easiest way for novice travel writers to succeed in getting published. Here are the 5 steps you need to know about ...

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Nov 13, 2019

The People You Meet on Travel Writing Assignments

It's the people you meet that makes travel writing so rewarding. Here are a few of the memorable ones from my travels - who are yours?

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Nov 13, 2019

Writing Assignments: What To Do When an Editor Comes Calling

Freelance writing assignments from editors are a gift - here's how to handle them....

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Nov 12, 2019

Twitter and Travel Writers

Using Twitter and other social media can be a real benefit for travel writers. Here are some ideas from a travel writer and social media expert ...

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Nov 10, 2019

How Travel Photographs Will Help You Sell More Travel Stories

Providing travel photographs to accompany your travel stories will help you sell more articles. Here's why ...

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Nov 10, 2019

The Best Point and Shoot Camera for Travel Writers

What's the best point and shoot camera for travel writers? With so many to choose from, here are our top four picks and why we chose them ...

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Nov 10, 2019

Best Mirrorless Camera for Travel Writers

The best mirrorless camera for travel is lightweight. What other features are important? Read this article to find out ...

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Nov 03, 2019

Travel Writing Tips: A Letter to Myself Back in Time

Some travel writing tips - if I could go back and do it all over again. Are you making any of these mistakes?

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Oct 27, 2019

Website Resource List for Travel Writers

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

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Oct 18, 2019

Recommended Travel Writing Facebook Sites

My recommended travel writing Facebook sites - are you linked to these power players?

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Sep 24, 2019

Roy Stevenson: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Me

Roy Stevenson tells 10 things you didn't know about him, none which have to do with travel writing. If you're curious, about Roy's background, read on ...

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Sep 23, 2019

Your Professional Website: Why Freelance Writers Need One

Your professional website showcases your writing portfolio and your performance. All freelance writers need one - here's why...

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Sep 15, 2019

Travel Writing Tips: Working With Editors

Here are travel writing tips about working with editors based on questions you've asked Roy. Do you have the right approach with editors to sell your stories?

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Sep 14, 2019

Enhance Your Travel Writing Image Using Facebook

Your travel writing image can be enhanced by using Facebook and other social media. Are you doing these eight things?

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Sep 12, 2019

Ten Travel Safety Tips for Travel Writers

These ten travel safety tips can help keep you safer and more secure wherever you travel. Here are the most important things to keep in mind ...

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Sep 04, 2019

Trip Planning for Travel Writers

Careful trip planning will ensure you get the most out of your international travel and your travel writing assignments. Here's how to do it ...

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Aug 30, 2019

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 25, 2019

Travel Writing Retreat, Hoi An, Vietnam

Join our travel writing retreat in beautiful Hoi An, Vietnam this December. This unique destination writer’s retreat includes creative travel writing and photography workshops to provide the skills you need to be a successful travel writer.

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Aug 24, 2019

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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Aug 18, 2019

Writing FOB Articles - Are They Worth It?

Writing FOB (front-of-book) articles is one way to break into a travel magazine. Are they worth your time? Here are two different perspectives ....

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Aug 17, 2019

Using Writers Guidelines to Sell Your Travel Stories

Using writers guidelines in today's market is different than it used to be. Do you know what to focus on before pitching? Here's what to do ...

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Aug 13, 2019

Travel Safety Part 1: Travel Hazards and Dangerous Destinations

Travel safety is important for every traveler - and it's especially important for travel writers. Here are some travel hazards to watch out for ...

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Aug 03, 2019

Writing for Military Magazines

Writing for military magazines is one way to satisfy your passion for military topics and get published.

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Jul 27, 2019

Facebook Tips for Travel Writers

Here are some Facebook tips for travel writers who use social media to enhance their online image for editors and tourist agencies…

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Jul 11, 2019

Smackdown: Travel Guidebooks vs. The Internet

Travel guidebooks are still a source of good information, if you know their strengths and shortcomings. Here's how to use them before you travel …

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Jul 07, 2019

My Best Travel Assignments

What were my best travel assignments? Here are six trips in six different countries I'd happily take again (and again)...

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