Would you like to see your travel writing, photos, or video published? We can help you! The Art of Travel is one of the largest travel media and publication house, a hybrid of a travel encyclopedia, destination guides, and blogs.
Become A Published Travel Writer
Our content reaches to over 100,000 readers each month. We are looking for volunteer and guest writers from all walks of life (travel bloggers, gap year students, couple travelers, published authors, journalists, solo travelers, etc.) to write for us.
In return, you’ll get to:
1. Write and publish in your name on The Art Of Travel blog
2. You get to link back to one of your social or blog
3. You get to share your experience and stories with hundreds of thousands of readers
4. You can highlight The Art of Travel on your resume/CV for future career growth
5. You get to make new connections with other travel writers and hardcore travelers
We have put together a neat infographic that you can share with your friends which highlight this open platform publishing program.
Three Ways To Contribute
Find Out What We Need
The travel industry is rapidly changing. People are traveling more and often. International travel is a rising trend. This is all good news but this also means, more pollution, more destruction of nature, fewer quieter places and too many photos of almost every place on this earth. Since the world is no more a virgin territory, it is important to first think what stories you want to tell? Which photographs or story angle is novel. What can you tell us that our readers don’t already know? The find out, first look at our travel topics.
Read some of the posts. There is a lot of content and topics that we need help with. For example, are you a movie lover? Are you a sci-fi fan? Can you explain the movie plots of some of these time travel films? Or, can you write the summary of some of these travel movies, books, and documentaries? Similarly, have you been to a place that evoked powerful emotions in you? Tell that story. Have you been to a national park, a remote place, a long bicycle ride that tells a subjective story?
These can be essays, blog posts or time-sensitive topics, such as advice about an upcoming event, or a write-up to bring social awareness about a certain destination. Lastly, there is no end to creativity. The more you brainstorm, the more ideas you’ll have. Just pick up your pencil and begin outlining.
Tell Us What You Can Give
Take a look at the above infographic. The second way to get your content published on the site is to approach us with your own ideas, simply by emailing us through the Contact page with your pitch. If we like what we see, you’ll immediately receive a response from us. Even if we have already covered the topic or destination or your idea, our team of professional travel writers will be in touch right away to suggest possible tweaks, so you can’t really go wrong.
A pitch should be an outline of your idea not to exceed a few hundred words. Please do not send a complete article, essay or blog post until we have requested it. Once you’ve delivered your first draft, we’ll provide you feedback and tell you what (if anything) needs to be changed to make it publishable.
Often times, we ask for photos to go along with the submitted posts. All photos should be either your own work or in the Public domain or properly attributed to the original creator or tagged with appropriate license Your work will be published along with your name. If you are a regular contributor, you’ll have an author biography page.
Become a Photojournalist
There is a third way you can contribute to The Art Of Travel. You can become a Photojournalist for us. This is a growing trend. Photojournalism is a form of storytelling that employs images in order to tell a story. It can be a combination of still images, videos, and words. Your primary role as a photojournalist is to be a visual storyteller. By photographing, editing, and presenting images, you can tell a story in a way that no other media can.
The subject matter can vary greatly, from local civic issues, national political races to social unrest in a foreign country. Alternatively, you can cover wildlife, local flora and fauna, changing weather, traffic patterns, a city’s skyline, sunrise and sunsets, timelapse videos, and much much more. The photographs or videos serve the purpose of enhancing the story for the reader or viewer.
The photojournalist writing for The Art Of Travel is more of a writer and photographer than a news reporter. (Although you can certainly be a travel news reporter or a field journalist). We need a lot of street photographers, documentary photographers, black and white photographers, and ruin photographers. Through street photography, you can also focus on people and their behavior in public, thereby also recording people’s history.
Benefits of Being a Photojournalist
- you can become a freelance photographer and sell your photos to various agencies and networks
- if you are in the journalism profession, this work can be highlighted on your resume
- reach a wide audience and touch people’s heart with your powerful visual storytelling
- satisfy and answer your inner calling, let the creativity juice flow