Vagablogging: Call for writers

Looking for an opportunity to express your sage vagabonding advice?

Are you on or about to leave for a long-term journey, excited to share tricks and tips learned on the road?

Vagablogging is getting a fresh new look, and we’re looking for some fresh new bloggers to join the team. These new writers will post once or twice a week on vagabonding-related topics of their choice, from travel tips to destination suggestions to reviews of travel media. The ideal writer should be familiar with Vagabonding and the philosophy behind it. To get an idea what we’re looking for in terms of content and style, take a look at our recent posts and archives. The best posts are informative in nature and conversational in tone. The deadline for submitting is December 31st. We’ll announce our new contributors along with the new look on January 15th.

Though the positions are unpaid, it’s a great opportunity to build a readership, establish contacts, and create professional opportunities in the travel-writing realm. Vagabloggers who’ve landed lucrative gigs after writing for us include Tim Ferriss (who wrote a little bestseller called The 4-Hour Work Week), Justin Glow (who went on to full-time editing positions at Gadling and AOL), and a number of individuals who’ve landed paid freelance work at World Hum, the National Post, Gadling, US Airways Magazine, Travelers’ Tales, the Los Angeles Times, and other travel-writing venues. Kristin Pope even got a call from The Daily Show after her post about “staycations”.

To be considered for a weekly slot at Vagablogging, please email 2-3 previously unpublished sample posts (200-600 words each) to our managing editor, Ted Beatie (ted *at* tedbeatie *dot* com). To ensure Ted gets your submission, please include the word “Vagablogging” in the subject header. Also be sure to include a little bit about yourself, like where you’re from, your best travel experiences, and anything else you think we should know.

Posted by | Comments (2)  | November 20, 2011
Category: General, Vagabonding Life

2 Responses to “Vagablogging: Call for writers”

  1. Ted Beatie Says:

    Send me an email, Scully, with some sample posts!

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