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 ...

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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Jul 05, 2019

Ten Freelance Writing Tips to Sell More Stories

These 10 freelance writing tips helped me get published prolifically early on and can help you get published more frequently.

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Jun 28, 2019

Earn More: Sell Your Travel Articles Around the World

Here's how to earn more for every article you write by selling your travel articles around the world.

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Jun 27, 2019

Online Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class

The Online Travel Writing & Marketing Master class registration is now open. Learn how to sell your articles successfully and much more ...

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Jun 22, 2019

How to Target Specialty Magazines

Target specialty magazines with these seven strategies to make your freelance travel writing pay off.

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Jun 14, 2019

Travel Writer: A Day in the Life - on the road and in the office

A travel writer leads a varied life - here's a glimpse into a day in the life on the road and in the office.

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Jun 02, 2019

Breaking into Regional Magazines for Freelance Writers

Writing for regional magazines is a right of passage for freelance travel writers. Here's some advice for breaking into these magazines and resources to help you do it ...

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May 31, 2019

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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May 27, 2019

Guided Tours - What's Good About Them?

Guided tours have plenty of advantages for exploring a destination. Here's why you should always plan one into your travels ...

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Apr 11, 2019

Why "Practice Makes Perfect" is Terrible Advice for Travel Writing

The idiom "Practice Makes Perfect" is terrible advice for travel writing (and everything else). Here's why ...

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Apr 11, 2019

Rey Waters Travel Writer: Life Doesn't Get Better Than This

Here's Rey Waters travel writing success story. At 71, he says "I'm enjoying life like it was meant to be." Read his story here ...

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Apr 09, 2019

Travel Shows for Travel Writers

Travel shows aren’t just for tourists - they’re for travel writers, too. Here’s how to network with exhibitors and land press trips and fam tours.

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Apr 09, 2019

Marketing Yourself On the Road

Marketing yourself is the most important aspect of a freelance career. Here's how to do it while you're on the road.

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