Word Traveler is looking for new contributors to bring to our readers fresh stories, opinions, itineraries or lessons learned while traveling. The blog is addressed to young people who have traveling in their blood and are interested in knowing authentic experiences from around the world.
Contributions should speak clearly to one of these segments and offer the reader inspirational lessons and actionable travel tips that they can implement right away.
Here are our blog guiding philosophies:
If you have an interesting perspective on a travel destination, you want to introduce us to an amazing culture, or you want to share your working or studying experience abroad, we’d love to hear from you. If you’re a fit, Ioana will work with you to help you get published and join our growing rank of exceptional contributors.
Ioana, our Brand Manager is picky. Really, really picky. She is a copywriter at roots. Perhaps, that’s why.
You don’t have to be the next Condé Nast travel writer, but you do have to care about tone, style, and clarity. If you’re breaking a grammatical rule, please make sure you have a good reason behind it. It’s helpful if your writing is funny, informal, friendly and you offer an authentic perspective on your experience. Be interesting. Use a metaphor or tell a compelling story to illustrate your point of view.
Spend some time on your headline. Run your piece through spell check. We’re not perfect. The occasional typos sneak in, despite our best efforts. However, we put the time and attention in, to make our posts as good as they can possibly be.
There are some brilliant travel blogs out there that use “first draft” articles. Word Traveler is not one of them. We often spend one week or two until we get to a final version of an article. This is a place for your most thoughtful writing. Put aside your post for a day or two and come back to it with fresh eyes.
What kind of content do we accept?
- “How to” articles
- Tips & Tricks articles
- Opinions & Travel Lessons pieces
- Travel itineraries
- Work & Travel experiences
- Erasmus experiences
If you have a relevant and well-written post or you want to write a post with our help by answering the Word Traveler interview, you should:
Step 1. Email us to email@example.com and let us know what you’d like to write about and why you think it’s a good fit.
Step 2. Write in your subject line: “New Word Traveler Contributor”. Please be patient with us. Some days we’ve got a lot on our plates and we can’t answer email as quickly as we would like. But we’ll get back to you and let you know if we’d like to see more.
If your proposal has been accepted, make sure your submission:
- Is 100% original and exclusively written for Word Traveler
- Offers valuable insights & lessons, not just a list of tips & tricks. Has between 500-700 words.
- Has a voice, is interesting, helpful and human, dedicated to a young audience.
- Is written for an audience of students, young travelers, backpackers
- Provides attribution to sources with a hyperlink where appropriate.
- Includes a one-to-two sentences author bio with a headshot.
- Includes all images in separate attachments.
4 Important Highlights:
- Editors reserve the right to reject contributions at their discretion.
- Guest contributors may not republish their published Word Traveler contributions anywhere else.
- Editors reserve the right to edit, adapt, update the content. Once you submit a piece of writing it becomes Word Traveler property.
- Calls-to-action to Word Traveler content may be added to published submissions.
Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Word Traveler blog. We look forward to receiving your work. Let’s grow this community together.