Gomad Nomad Travel Mag—This web magazine for independent-minded travelers specializes in off-the-beaten-track destinations and pays $25 for per article. They accept destination pieces, living, working, and volunteering abroad articles, as well as travel stories and essays. See the submission guidelines at https://gomadnomad.com/submissions/. Contact editor Stephen Bugno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Hum—Currently publishing many established writers, they might be a difficult place to break into travel writing. But they’ll give you a shot if you’ve got talent. World Hum is the premier travel magazine on the web today and publishes travel stories as well as feature articles under other columns. They pay $100 and up. See submission guidelines: http://www.worldhum.com/info/submissions/. Contact editors Jim Benning and Mike Yessis at email@example.com.
Transitions Abroad—Now solely online, this is a magazine with a mission to bring you educational and responsible cultural immersion travel articles. They publish anything to do with living, working, volunteering, or studying abroad. They are interested in informative, accurate, and practical articles and will give writers with less experience a chance. See the writer’s guidelines at: http://www.transitionsabroad.com/information/writers/writers.shtml. Contact editor Gregory Hubbs at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matador Network—Actually a network of 12 magazines in one, Matador is the largest independent travel magazine community on the web (they get over 700,000 unique visitors per month). They only pay $25 per story but are straightforward and uncomplicated people to work with, not to mention a hot publication and a writing/travel community you’ll want to be a part of. They take a wide variety of material. See submission guideline at: http://matadornetwork.com/contributors/. Contact the editor Julie Schwietert at: Julie@matadornetwork.com.
Posted by Stephen Bugno for the Traveler’s Desk