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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 ...

Jan 25, 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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Jan 17, 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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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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Jan 04, 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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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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Dec 07, 2020

Travel Writing Quiz: Marketing Dilemmas and Strategies

Here's a travel writing quiz about marketing dilemmas and strategies - do you know what to do in these situations? Take this quiz and find out ...

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Nov 29, 2020

Your Travel Writing Journey: Taking Your First Steps

Your travel writing journey can feel scary if you're just getting started. But you have to take your first steps to get published - here's how ...

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Nov 22, 2020

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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Nov 16, 2020

Five Rules for Selling Articles and Getting Travel Perks

Here are five rules for selling articles successfully and getting travel perks for travel writers wanting to know how to pitch magazines their travel stories.

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Nov 08, 2020

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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Nov 01, 2020

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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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 19, 2020

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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Oct 12, 2020

Travel Print Media is Growing

Travel print media is growing, despite what you may have read online. Here are the facts and data I've uncovered for all print media and travel specifically...

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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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Oct 05, 2020

The Art of Reselling Your Articles

Reselling your articles is a savvy way to save time and earn more from each article. Here's how to do it ...

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Sep 28, 2020

Selling and Reselling Your Articles: Three Tricky Situations

Selling and reselling your articles isn't always straightforward. Here are three tricky situations and how the handle them ...

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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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Sep 21, 2020

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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Sep 13, 2020

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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Sep 06, 2020

Do Travel Writing Awards Help You Sell More Travel Stories?

Do travel writing awards help you sell more travel stories? Find out what editors say here ...

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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 24, 2020

Higher Paying Assignments: Six Guidelines for Travel Writers

Moving into higher paying assignments in a stumbling block for may travel writers. They get in a rut doing FOB and free work. These six guidelines will help ...

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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 10, 2020

Can Print Media Survive the Internet?

Can print media survive the internet? Here are some facts (and fiction) about print magazines that will surprise you!

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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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Jul 19, 2020

Found a New Magazine? How to Pitch the Editor and Get Published

A new magazine can be a golden opportunity for new and seasoned writers. Here’s how to pitch the editor and develop a relationship.

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Jul 12, 2020

Repurposing for Freelance Writers

Repurposing is a technique that freelance writers can use to earn more from work they've already created. Here's how...

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Jul 05, 2020

6 Reasons to Presell Your Travel Stories - and How to Do It

Presell your travel stories before you take your trip and you will enjoy many benefits. Here are 6 of them - 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 22, 2020

Get Published: 16 Places to Look for Sales Leads

Travel stories get published in a vast array of media. Here are 16 places where travel writers can sell their articles ...

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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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May 03, 2020

14 Travel Magazine Lists and Resources for Freelance Travel Writers

Assembling magazine lists is daunting for most freelance writers. But you can’t pitch your stories without them. Here are 14 resources to help you …

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Apr 26, 2020

Press Trip Decisions: Should I Go or Say No?

Press trip decisions seem deceptively simply but they aren't. Before you commit to a press trip, you should have a good answer to these questions ...

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Apr 18, 2020

Luxury Travel - How Do You Define It?

Luxury travel is a growing niche with lots of opportunities for travel writing. How you define it helps you know where to market your stories. Learn more here ...

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Apr 13, 2020

Five Simple Readability Statistics to Improve Your Writing

Readability statistics can help you improve your writing in many ways. Here's what they mean and how to use them.

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Apr 05, 2020

How to Earn More in Travel Writing: Invest in Yourself

You'll earn more by investing in yourself - all successful people know this. Here are six ways travel writers can do it ...

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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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