We prioritize service journalism and practicality; our readers fly coach. We even have a humorousness, clarify viral moments and discover the minutia of journey. With only a few exceptions, we’re not keen on a first-person travelogue from a spot most readers won’t ever go.
We’re looking for contributing writers who can meet the editorial requirements of The Put up and train readers one thing they’ll apply to their very own travels. We’re particularly keen on voices which can be underrepresented in journey media.
Potential writers can ship pitches to Journey and By The Manner Editor Amanda Finnegan and Deputy Editor Gabe Hiatt, or by way of The Put up’s Expertise Community. Please be affected person if we don’t reply instantly. If we like your concept, you’ll hear from us.
The best pitch must be summarized in three paragraphs or much less whereas giving us a way of the tone, reporting necessities, sourcing and expertise informing the article.
- You’ve gotten a plan to execute a narrative about a spot you reside in or know properly, and you’ve got sources already lined as much as present context.
- Your story is linked to a information occasion and may very well be rotated shortly.
- Your story empowers readers to plan higher, spend smarter or repair a typical journey drawback.
- Your story covers a pattern that speaks to the bigger tradition of journey.
- Your story has broad enchantment with American vacationers.
- Your story exhibits readers one thing new a couple of fashionable journey vacation spot; everybody is aware of in regards to the Louvre already.
- Your story explores how locals eat and drink and the way a customer can do the identical.
- You’ve gotten a journey hack or scorching take for our Improve sequence. You possibly can pitch that right here.
We’ll seemingly move if …
- You’re parachuting into a spot removed from residence.
- You’ve gotten a private essay that fails to incorporate a broader, relatable topic.
- Your pitch focuses on luxurious.
- Your concept relies on a press journey. We don’t settle for freebies. Learn extra on our requirements beneath.
We’ll talk about size (ideally between 600 and 1,200 phrases) and fee. Our charges are aggressive and negotiated on a piece-by-piece foundation, relying on the expertise of the author and the scope of the project.
- We are able to’t settle for items that end result from free journeys. Free journeys (or “press journeys”) are complimentary or discounted journeys sponsored by organizations with a vested curiosity within the tales that end result: tourism workplaces, chambers of commerce and guests’ bureaus, in addition to airways, motels, cruise ships, outfitters, guides and different journey suppliers.
- We very hardly ever pay freelance journey bills. Please don’t pitch tales with the expectation that The Put up will underwrite the price of your journey.
- We purchase first publication rights, so don’t pitch something that has already appeared wherever else or that’s a part of a a number of submission.
- We can’t settle for tales which can be piggybacked onto assignments from different publications. For instance, if one publication sends you to Amsterdam to put in writing about eating places, don’t pitch a narrative about Amsterdam museums researched on that journey.
- You could open up to the project editor any battle of curiosity or look of a battle of curiosity associated to the project.
- Freelancers shouldn’t signify themselves as Washington Put up writers whereas reporting. They might, nonetheless, determine themselves as freelance reporters writing an article for The Washington Put up Journey part when interviewing topics for the story.
- You must journey anonymously, except in any other case agreed to by your project editor. You shouldn’t inform motels, eating places, cruise personnel, and many others., that you’re writing about or reviewing their enterprise.
- When a pitch is accepted, the phrases of your settlement with The Put up are specified by the Author Settlement by way of our Expertise Community.
- Submitted tales that violate Journey’s submission pointers is not going to be printed and won’t be eligible for kill charges.