She was happy with that and commissioned the story.
It's one of the big marketing mistakes to sit back and wait. Most travel pieces these days have a serviceable angle, meaning that they in some way equip the audience with useful information about traveling to a particular destination without making it sound deathly boring.
Minute 3: Skim the last 3 articles like this in your target Make notes on: the word count the style is it first person? More specifically, they wondered if I could share a timeline for what goes into getting a travel story commissioned.
Hi [editor], Thanks for your email - lovely to hear from you. They kept the faith and kept on pitching.
How to Write a Travel Article Pitch that Sells—In 15 Minutes When it comes to pitching, I tend to read a lot more blogs, websites and books about other types of journalism—everything from business to health to international news.
It might not be true for everyone, but I feel like: Being able to let go of your pitches is a partial result of having many in circulation.
Let me know below! You need to keep the momentum going. By waiting a while and trying again, I eventually sold them. The practicalities of freelance travel writing and organising the trip The editor was looking to run a Queensland story in the November or December issue, so ideally she wanted the trip to take place by July with my article and shoot list for a photographer filed by the end of July.
You have to give your editor time to read the email and assign the story, and to give yourself time to write it.
Pitching travel stories to editors is more successful when you find interesting, obscure facts about your destinations.