Travel and Leisure Magazine: Up to $1 a Word

Travel writers! If you want to break into one of the best markets for travel writing, this is for you. Not only does Travel and Leisure Magazine pay up to $1 a word, 95% of their writing is completed by freelance writers.

This is a high end market, which means they probably get quite a lot of submissions. They also seem to pay rather well. They have a large audience of nearly 1 million readers a month.

If you want to write for this magazine, it’s best to start small. Read the magazine, and do a pitch for one of the “front of magazine” sections. If you want to do a feature for them, you’ll have to establish a relationship first.

According to their website:

The editors “are looking for a compelling reason to assign an article: a specific angle, news that makes the subject fresh, a writer’s enthusiasm for and familiarity with the topic.”

Also note that they do not want full article submissions. They want a query. To learn more, and to send them a pitch, be sure to read their submission guidelines (scroll down a bit to get to the right section.)


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