14 January 2011

Writing for Journeywoman (pay rate: $35 per article)

Post date: 14 January 2011
Journeywoman Writer's Guidelines

Thanks for your interest in submitting your travel material to Journeywoman.com, the premiere travel resource for women. Our website's mandate is to inspire females to travel safely and well and to connect women travellers worldwide. Each article we publish should reflect at least one aspect of that mandate.

Enter our travel writing competition...

Do you have a female-centered travel experience you'd like to share? Women travellers as well as travel writers often gift us with select stories they would like to see published at the site. While we do not pay for stories, we offer a $35.00 honorarium for the articles we publish.

Each published article then becomes eligible for our Annual Journeywoman Travel Writing Competition. On December 31st, the two best articles will be chosen and each of the top two writers will win a prize of $100.

Journeywoman will not respond to each individual e-mail submission. If your article is chosen for publication you will be notified by e-mail.

Guidelines for submissions...

Articles should be written from a woman's point of view and should contain information of particular interest to the female traveller. However, we will definitely accept articles from men if they are appropriate to our mandate.

Journeywoman never publishes advertorial -- stories created by PR firms or tourist boards.

Length is up to 900 words plus two additional sidebars dealing with your subject (this is over and above the 900 words). Try to be creative with the type of additional information you provide. Please provide word count at the top of your article.

Priority will be given to articles that include helpful travel tips -- it's not always enough to tell a good travel story, readers should learn about a new hotel, restaurant, culturally correct clothing information, etc.

We welcome articles that fit into the following categories:

  • Love Stories With a Travel Twist
  • Travelling with Children
  • Single Mom's Travel
  • An excerpt from a travel book you've written (no fiction)
  • Business Travel
  • Major Cities -- Tips on hotels, restaurants, things to do, etc.
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Personal Travel Stories
  • Travel 101 - "How to..."
  • Spa stories
  • The Older Adventuress
  • Top Ten Lists (Best Snack Food to Pack in Your Backpack, Best Cities to Shop In, Best Single-friendly Restaurants in New York, etc.)

Your articles should be original. However, they can be female-friendly versions of something you've already written. If this is the case, note where and when the original article was published.

Please do not send photographs as we don't use them at the site.

When you submit your article, state that you have read these writer's guidelines.

Send 2-3 lines of bio that can be used to introduce your story.

Before you begin writing, we suggest that you read at least two articles posted at our website. There is a particular light-hearted spirit and female-centered content that we're looking for.

Your article belongs to you...

Your article belongs to you and you can publish it wherever you please once it appears at Journeywoman.com. However, if your story is chosen for publication at journeywoman.com, Journeywoman reserves the right to republish this information one time only (under your name) in other columns she writes/edits or in travel books she publishes.

E-mail submissions only...

Submissions are made by e-mail. Cut and paste content into the body of the e-mail. We do not accept attachments. Put the words "Travel Writing Competition" into the subject line. Send your stories to editor@journeywoman.com.

P.S. If you are not already a member of the Journeywoman Network, please sign on here to receive your FREE e-mail travel tip newsletters and any further notices of upcoming travel writing competitions we will be offering.

Contact the editors here.
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