Magazines

Wanderlust Travel Magazine Review – Legit or Scam

The Wanderlust Travel Magazine is based in the UK and only publishes 10 magazines a year. The company runs a website and a magazine and will consider interesting blog posts, inspirational roundups, guides and advice pieces. The site won’t accept any guest posts, so please do not submit one for consideration. The company will consider your article for the magazine if you follow their guideline. This is an excellent opportunity for freelance writers to be published in a travel magazine.

How To Submit a Proposal To The Company:

            Story Proposal For Trips Taken:

  1. You’ll need to write a one-paragraph proposal that outlines your story.
  2. Write the first paragraph of the story.
  3. Describe in details how you undertook your journey and include any tour operators that you used. Keep this brief.
  4. If you have photos you’d like to include, the company will accept 5 low-resolution images. If you’re emailing the images they can’t exceed 2MB.
  5. You will need to include any relevant experiences you had. Make sure you use links to other previously published stories if at all possible,.
  6. When submitting your proposal your email subject line should sum up the theme and destination of your proposal.

Story Proposals For Trips Not Taken Yet:

  1. Write a one-paragraph proposal that outlines the story.
  2. Tell us the dates that your travels will be in your proposal.
  3. Give a brief description of what your journey will be and include any proposed tour operators.
  4. If you have any relevant experience this needs to be included in your proposal and links to any stories that have been previously published. This only applies if the stories have been published before.

How The Company Answers Proposals:

  1. Once your proposal has been submitted it can take several weeks for the company to read your proposal and answer you.
  2. If the company is interested in your proposal they will send you an email.
  3. At times it is not always possible for the company to answer you back if they aren’t interested in your proposal.
  4. You can send the company a second email after a month.
  5. If you are looking for a replay by a specific date, please include this in your email.
  6. If the company doesn’t answer you back, they’re not interested in your proposal.
  7. Do not call the company to inquire about your proposal or to follow up on your submissions.
  8. If the company doesn’t answer you back within a few weeks, they aren’t interested in your proposal.

What Other Types of Proposals Does the Company Accept?

  1. If you don’t have a full featured article it is possible to try and target one of the other shorter regular slots available.
  2. You can propose a news story, a pocket guide or even a consumer feature.

What Type of Articles Does The Company Want?

  1. The company is looking for articles from great writers, superb photographs, and the most authoritative facts.
  2. The site covers all aspects of special-interest, semi-independent, and independent travel.
  3. If you have an article about places off the beaten track, secret corners of the world or even an unusual angle on a well-known place are always a particular interest of the company and their readers.
  4. Articles about local culture is a great feature for the magazine. They are looking for people to write these types of articles that have an in-depth knowledge of the topic or the destination.
  5. They are looking for articles that haven’t been covered in the past year and also have a special style, tone, and content.

What Type of Feature Articles Does the Magazine Publish?

  1. Destination features – this includes a specific country or region. Topics like horseback riding in Chile or even walking in Morocco. These types of articles should be informative and written in the first person and not in past tense. Each article should be 1,800 to 2,200 words long.
  2. Dispatches – these are shorter articles that are 700 to 1,00 words long and describe a recent development in a country of interest to the readers.
  3. Special-interest features – they are looking for articles with special knowledge on a travel relevant subject. This could include family adventure trips, safaris, cycling holidays or even walks.
  4. Consumer articles – a guide that is of particular interest to a traveler. You should be able to explain how they can save money, make their travel adventure better, and it should be easy to read and understand.

How Much Does the Company Pay?

  1. If your article has been approved and published the company pays £220 for every 1000 words published.
  2. Your fee is based on the printed words published and not the words that you’ve submitted.
  3. A fact page earns £90 per page. You’ll need 750 words which are pro-rated.
  4. Other articles published are based on an agreed amount or on commissioning an article.

Conclusion:

This is an excellent travel magazine to write for. The company doesn’t have much space for freelance writer and they do commission a lot of their articles out. However, they are always looking for new ideas, angles, and travel experiences to publish in their magazine. If you have any great travel experiences, guides or other points of interest to help the traveler, then drop them a proposal. When your articles are published the company pays you for your work.

 

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Escapees Magazine Review – Legit or Scam

Escapees Magazine is about sharing your experiences about the RV lifestyle. The magazine is looking for stories about people who are full-time or part-time RVers. The magazine is looking for all different types of articles about different life on the road and living in an RV. This can be articles about families traveling, mechanical problems, technical issues, working on the road, or even traveling as a retiree. The company wants different types of article that you can’t find in another magazine. So if you’ve any experience with RVs, traveling, lifestyle issues, or special tips this is the perfect opportunity to earn money sharing your experiences.

What Do the Editors Want?

  1. Do not send in a query to the company, it won’t be accepted.
  2. The magazine decides on the articles they will publish based n the completed article.
  3. You’ll need to send in different photos, graphics or illustrations.
  4. Only completed articles will be considered and read.
  5. The articles that you submit to the magazine must be RV-related.
  6. They must engage other RV readers and have interest to everyone who read the magazine.
  7. The company has an approximate four-month lead time so any articles that you submit that are time-sensitive must be marked on the article. These types of articles need to be submitted six months in advance.
  8. There is no deadline for most articles. However, if you are writing an article about the club or park related subject they must be received before the 10th of each odd-numbered months.
  9. The company can hold an article for 6 months to one year before they add it to their magazine.

What The Magazine Wants:

  1. When writing your article the company looks for an engaging conversational tone.
  2. Don’t use verbosity or colloquialisms in your articles.
  3. Write the lead and the summary of your article and make it a work of art.
  4. If you are an Escapees member, you’ll need to include your membership number at the top of the article.
  5. Make sure you include the phone numbers of all the persons or companies that you mentioned in your article.
  6. If you’ve mentioned a company, you’ll need to supply their postal mailing address and website if possible.
  7. The company will reject any article that was written for the sole purpose of advertising.
  8. The company doesn’t publish poetry, articles for a travel blog, foreign travel stories or even fiction stories.
  9. You must submit clear, sharp illustrations and photos with your manuscript.
  10. The photos must be high-resolution and not edited.

How To Submit Your Articles:

  1. The company prefers that you submit your article by email.
  2. If you don’t have access to email, you can send your stories into the company at their mailing address. If you mail in your articles, you’ll need to include your full name, mailing address, your membership number, and a phone number.
  3. A full-length story needs to be 1,500 words long.
  4. A short filler-type article that is 100 to 500 words long will be considered.
  5. When sending in your article, you’ll need to write it in a Word document and attach it to the email.
  6. You can submit your manuscripts by email if you don’t have access to the Internet. Don’t send the company a CD instead of a hard copy. They will only accept hard copies of your manuscripts.
  7. Each article or manuscript needs to be typed in upper and lower case letters. Don’t submit an article that is typed in all uppercase letters. Furthermore, after a period there should only be one space before the next sentence starts.
  8. When writing your manuscript in a Word document using a Times font. There is no need to format your document. Furthermore, there is no need to use a variety of fonts in your manuscript.
  9. When you submit your manuscript, you must include a completed Limited Copyright License Agreement with your submission.
  10. If you’ve submitted your manuscript to another magazine it is necessary to list this on your LCLA agreement.
  11. If the article was previously published it is necessary to add this information to your LCLA agreement.
  12. If you plan on submitting more than one article to the company, you’ll need to check the box on the agreement for multiple submissions. The agreement will cover all our submissions for a year.

Biography:

  1. You’ll need to submit a short paragraph biography about yourself.
  2. Include some information about your background, what inspired you to write this article and your qualifications.
  3. You’ll need to let people know what makes you an expert.
  4. The company needs a high-resolution photo of you that is taken in a natural setting.
  5. A headshot photo works best for your biography.

Payment:

  1. The company will only pay you when your article is published.
  2. Depending on the quality of the article and the images will determine how much you’re paid.
  3. A feature article that is 1500 words long will earn $100 to $200.
  4. If you write a short filler article that is 100 to 500 words long, the pay is $50 to $100.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate magazine that will pay you for your manuscripts, images, illustrations, or filler stories. They are looking for any type of article about the RV lifestyle. No matter if you’re a snowbird, retired, or just living in an RV because of your work the company is looking for true life experiences and stories. There are a few rules for submitting an article to the company to consider. The company won’t accept any queries or CDs. You must submit your article or manuscript by email or by mail. It can take up to a year to see your article published in their magazine. They only publish 6 magazines a year.

 

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Verge Magazine Review – Legit or Scam

Verge Magazine is a travel magazine that is designed to help everyone change the planet for the better. Since 2002 the online magazine has published articles about people working, studying, and volunteering abroad. Verge magazine is one of Canada’s largest travel, volunteer, study and work magazine online. The company is always looking for freelance writers who travel, work, or study overseas. Your stories and experiences are what the magazine is looking for. If you are a freelance writer and a traveler, it is possible to write about your experience. The magazine is always looking for great articles.

What Type of Articles Does Verge Look For?

  1. The magazine chooses articles that are informative and motivated.
  2. They look for articles that portray unique personal experiences, timely events, and relevant information.
  3. Write articles that can tell a well-told story, how to information, engaging subjects and include many sources to help your article and the readers.
  4. Add external sources to help the readers find other information about your article if they re interested.
  5. Include information about your flight, hotel accommodations, meals or tours if they apply.
  6. Let the people know if you received a discount or a free or reduced rate flights to inspire you to take the trip.
  7. Let the readers know if you arrived at our destination to work or to volunteer.
  8. If a company, organization or even a tourism board hired you, include this in your article.

What Should Article Include?

  1. You need to provide sidebars that will be useful to the reader and the subject you’re writing about.
  2. If you have any photos these should accompany your article.
  3. The site like you to add a travel component if it applies to your article. This will provide the information for the reader to get involved.
  4. Your article should be 800 words long.

What Aer the Different Types Of Articles You Can Write?

  1. Worldwise: these types of articles will provide information about social, cultural, political issues and problems in a region, how they are being addressed, unreported events, and should reveal some facts that are unusual or not well-known about the place.
  2. Workwhere: the stories about working overseas, or living your dream by moving or working overseas.
  3. Global Classroom: These types of articles are based on education or different ways to study abroad. This can include different learning or teaching opportunities abroad.
  4. Out There: If you are engaging in different types of activities that are breaking news, about the environment, or even international development.
  5. Your Environment: The article should cover specific or unreported news about people who are engaged in ways to address these issues.
  6. Volum Traveller: Deals with stories about volunteering work, international development, or working with a certain nonprofit organization abroad.
  7. Feature Articles: The article must be 2000 to 2500 words long. Normally, there is a major competition for these stories and if you’ve never been published by the magazine in the past, you’ll need to submit your pitch to the company. However, the site would prefer you to work on and submit a few articles for the departments first.
  8. Photographs: It is important that you supply the magazine with high-quality photos to accompany your article. If you have a problem with this, then it is up to you to tell the magazine where they can find the photos they need.

Proposals and Submissions:

  1. It isn’t possible for the magazine to replay to each person who submits a proposal or an article to be considered.
  2. If the company is interested in your ide, they will replay to all manuscripts or query within 8-weeks.
  3. The company won’t accept any queries or follow-up by phone.

How To Pitch Your Article:

  1. When pitching your article you must answer the most important questions about your article.
  2. Let the company know what it is about and why type of message you’re trying to communicate.
  3. What section on the site will your article appear?
  4. Let them know how you’ll be approaching the subject and the angle you plan on using.
  5. What type of information do you already have, do you need more research, or are you waiting for a few other interviews.
  6. You’ll need the title, deck, and lead. Supply a few samples or just one sample of the title you plan on using.
  7. Write up a good outline for your article.
  8. Let them know if you have photos that will go with your article.
  9. Tell the magazine about yourself.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. If you’re a first-time contributor to the site, they’ll pay you $0.10 CAD per word.
  2. The rate includes the photos that you send in with your work. You’re not paid extra for your photos.
  3. Your payment is in Canadian dollars and will be paid out 45 days after the release date of your article.
  4. The company sends each person a check.

Conclusion:

This is a fantastic opportunity for freelance writers who work overseas, study abroad, or have worked for a nonprofit agency. The magazine is legitimate and will pay you for your articles and photos. If you’ve never written for the magazine before, it is a good idea to send the company a pitch before starting your article. If they are interested in your idea, you’ll hear back from them by email and can start to write your article.

 

Magazines

International Living Magazine Review – Legit or Scam

International Living Magazine hires freelance writers to tell their story about retiring and living abroad. They are interested in finding the best places around the globe for people to retire. Furthermore, if you live in a country and know how to stretch a dollar, buy real estate and the requirements to retire there, International Magazine wants to read your story.

What Does The Magazine Look For In A Story:

  1. The magazine looks for stories that will inspire their readers. If you are living the dream life or know somebody that is, they want to read your story.
  2. Furthermore, the story must give first-hand advice about retiring overseas. If you have any tips on saving money, adjusting to the new lifestyle, or how to prepare for the move. The magazine wants to read your story.
  3. Don’t write a run of the mill article that talks about food or sightseeing. They want the inside track and facts about the country that can’t be found on Google.
  4. In the article you should make recommendations that give your opinions, how to do things like catching a bus, buying food or even shopping. If you have any tips about buying real estate, best places to live, and what to avoid this is the type of information they’re looking for.
  5. You’ll need to be original and not give tips or advice that can easily be found on the Internet.
  6. Read the articles on the site and understand the style of writing the company is looking for. You should familiarize yourself with the company before you submit an article or propose a story.

What Does the Magazine Pay for Accepted Articles:

The company pays $250 for each 840-word article that is published in their magazine. Furthermore, if you write a 1,400-word article the company will pay you $400. You can also submit your photos to the company for consideration. If they select one of your images to use with your article they’ll pay you $50 for a one-time use of your image and you’ll retain all image rights.

About the site:

  1. The website was created 01-May-1998 and the company is located In Province Co Waterford.
  2. This is a legitimate website with no complaints and pays all its freelance writer when they publish their articles.

Conclusion:

This is a good magazine to write for and it is legitimate. There are no complaints that the company refuses to pay freelance writers. I would recommend this site if you love to write about living and retiring overseas.