06 August 2011

Submission Guidelines: The Lost Girls World

Post date: 06 August 2011
We are currently seeking talented writers to contribute posts, travel essays and service-oriented articles to Lost Girls World. But before you dash off a brilliant piece and send it our way, you should read a bit about the site and our submission guidelines.

Who we are

Since we launched in 2006, Lost Girls World (www.lostgirlsworld.com) has become the premiere travel and lifestyle website for young women. Our readers turn to us as a trusted source of advice and information on ways to fit adventure and exploration into their everyday lives. They’re seeking to fuel and fulfill their wanderlust, and are inspired by stories of other Lost Girls currently on the road and living out their travel wish-lists. Because they want to find the best, most rewarding route to their own dream destinations, Lost Girls World provides smart, service-oriented articles that will help them get there-without sacrificing their career goals or breaking the bank.

What we cover

* The world’s best destinations for women
* Dispatches from the Road
* Planning and trip strategies
* Volunteering, study abroad and working overseas
* Solo, couple and groups travel
* Can’t-miss adventures and experiences
* Travel book, film and show profiles
* Inspirational tales from current Lost Girls
* Top travel news headlines

Become a contributor

Before sending us your story ideas, take a spin through our website and familiarize yourself with the various departments and sections. You can either send your submission directly to one of our editors (that’s preferred; click here to see who oversees each department) or send an email to our general mailbox at lostgirlsworld@gmail.com. Include the section of the site you want to contribute to in the subject line of your email.

Please paste your 500 to 1,000 word submission your message in the body of the email, along with a paragraph or two about you. If you’re pitching an idea for a story or series that you’d like to write during or directly after a trip, please be as detailed as possible about your angle (ie, “Four new nightclubs in Barcelona ” or “10 Ways to Order Tapas Like a Local” rather than just telling us that you’re going to in Spain) . If we accept your story or pitch, you’ll be assigned to work with one of editors and given a deadline for submission.

Paid Articles

At this time, Lost Girls World pays $12 each for the following article types:

1. “Pitching 101: How to Pitch…” Writers will interview the editor of a major paying travel publication of website in order to learn how writers can successfully pitch and publish an article through that outlet. In order to get this assignment, you must let us know which travel outlet you intend to write about, and if you already have an established connection there. Past examples include:

* Pitching 101: How to Write for the Expeditioner
* Pitching 101: How to Write for the New York Times In Transit blog
* Pitching 101: How to Write for BootsnAll

2. Country and City Guides If you have a deep knowledge of a particular destination (and have traveled there personally) you can submit a travel guide for that part of the world. Before pitching us, please check out the following example of a travel guide. Future guides don’t need to be quite as lengthy, but should follow this format:

* Italy Travel Guide

All payments will be made via Paypal. At this time, we are not paying for the other articles that we publish, but may do so in the future.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: lostgirlsworld@gmail.com

For submissions: lostgirlsworld@gmail.com

Website: http://www.lostgirlsworld.com
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