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Freelance Travel Writing Jobs – 100 Publications That Buy Travel Articles

Here’s a selection of publications, print and online, travel writers should know about. This list is far from exhaustive, but it’s a good starting point for creating your own go-to list of platforms that offer freelance travel writing work and are worth pitching.

I’ve included links to the contact forms or writer guidelines where I could find them, though wasn’t possible in every case.

This list mostly consists of publications that publish international stories from various locations, to cater to your globetrotting escapades.

And I’ve only included publications that pay, even if some of them pay very little. No fee = no-no.

Unless the guidelines state otherwise, it’s always best to write directly to the editor of the section your idea fits best, with most names and email addresses easily found these days with a bit of Googling or searching on LinkedIn.

Decent fees (US$0.65+ per word)

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Middling fees (US$0.30-0.65 per word)

Alaska Airlines Magazine: http://www.alaskaairlinesmagazine.com/contributor/guidelines/
Anthropocene Magazine: http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/contribute/
BBC Travel: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160106-bbc-travel-author-brief
Canadian Geographic: http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/careers
CNN Travel: http://travel.cnn.com/about/
Cruising World: http://www.cruisingworld.com/cruising-world-guidelines-writers-and-photographers
Delta Sky: http://www.deltaskymag.com/About-Delta-Sky/Writers-Guidelines.aspx
Earth: http://www.earthmagazine.org/for-authors
Four Seasons Magazine: http://www.fourseasons.com/magazine/contact
Hana Hou! (Hawaiin Airlines): http://www.hanahou.com/pages/about.asp?PageID=2#WritersGuidelines
High Life (British Airways): http://highlife.ba.com/contact/
Horizon Guides/I&I Travel Media: http://ianditravelmedia.com/journalists/
Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/service/external-contributors-policy-7905982.html
Momentum.travel: http://momentum.travel/ (contact via [email protected]johnbrownmedia.com)
Motorhome: http://www.motorhome.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/WritersGuidelines.pdf
Open Skies (Emirates): http://www.openskiesmagazine.com/
Small Boats Monthly: http://smallboatsmonthly.com/editorial-guidelines/
The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/faq/#37
The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/info/1999/nov/22/contributors-guide-and-contacts
The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/travel/SUBMISSION.html
The Times/The Sunday Times: https://login.thetimes.co.uk/links/contact
Tiger Tales (Tigerair): http://ink-live.com/emagazines/tiger-tales-asia
USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/travel/
Wanderlust: http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/aboutus/writers
Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/31/AR2005103100911.html

Low fees (less than US$0.30 per word)

Alpinist: http://www.alpinist.com/p/magazine/contribute
Atlas Obscura: http://www.atlasobscura.com/work-with-us#freelance
BootsnAll: http://www.bootsnall.com/writers/bootsnall-feature-articles.shtml
Broken Jaw Travel: http://www.brokenjawtravel.com/submissions
Buzzfeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/how-to-pitch-buzzfeed-life
Coconuts.co: http://www.coconuts.co/about-us.html
Dreamscapes: http://www.dreamscapes.ca/contact_us.php
Eastern Fly Fishing: http://www.matchthehatch.com/EasternFlyFishing/WritersGuidelines
Edible Communities: http://www.ediblecommunities.com/content/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=200075
GoNOMAD: http://www.gonomad.com/travel-writer-guidelines
Island: http://islandmag.com/pages/submit
Matador: http://matadornetwork.com/content/contributors-and-job-applicants/
Oregon Coast: http://www.oregoncoastmagazine.com/guidlin.php
Pathfinders Travel: http://pathfinderstravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/WRITERS-GUIDELINES1.pdf
Perceptive Travel: http://www.perceptivetravel.com/guidelines.html
SouthWest Fly Fishing: http://www.matchthehatch.com/SouthwestFlyFishing/WritersGuidelines
Wanderful: http://www.sheswanderful.com/write/
Wine Tourist Magazine: http://www.winetouristmagazine.com/about-wtm/
101 Holidays: http://www.101holidays.co.uk/write-for-us/

Unknown fees (but worth pitching)

Africa Geographic: http://africageographic.com/magazine-contributions/
American Way (American Airlines): http://www.ink-live.com/emagazines/american-way
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: http://www.myajc.com/staff/
Cruise Travel: http://www.cruisetravelmag.com/ctravel_contact.php
DestinAsian: http://www.destinasian.com/contribute/
En Route (Air Canada): http://enroute.aircanada.com/en/articles/writers-guidelines/
Fah Thai (Bangkok Airways): http://www.ink-live.com/emagazines/fah-thai?page=1
Going Places (Malaysia Airlines): http://www.goingplacesmagazine.com/website/editorial
International Traveller: http://www.internationaltravellermag.com/about-us/
Islands: http://www.islands.com/contact-us
Lonely Planet: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/careers/#become-a-contributor
Matter (Medium): https://medium.com/@lotto/would-you-like-to-pitch-medium-s-in-house-publications-matter-and-backchannel-27cb772e6705#.qrr8pbb4e
Metropolitan: http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/travel-info/your-trip/metropolitan-magazine
Orbitz: https://www.orbitz.com/blog/
Outpost Magazine: http://www.outpostmagazine.com/25-outpost-information/173-contributor-guidelines-contribute-to-our-travel-magazine-and-travel-website
Pacific Yachting: http://www.pacificyachting.com/writer-submission-guidelines
Sunset: http://www.sunset.com/general/travel-writers
The Wayward Post: http://thewaywardpost.com/contribute
Transitions Abroad: http://www.transitionsabroad.com/information/writers/writers.shtml
Travel Africa: http://travelafricamag.com/contribute/
Westjet Magazine: http://www.westjetmagazine.com/write-us
Wonderland: http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/contact/
Yachting: http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/contact-us