Travel writers: get a free review of your work

It’s not often that you get an offer like this: a free review of your travel writing, by a respected travel writer. But that’s what Mark Hodson is offering Vagablogging readers.

You probably know Mark as a travel writer for the Sunday Times in London. But over his 23 years as a journalist, he’s been a reporter and editor for publications everywhere from New York to Hong Kong.

That’s invaluable experience and fodder for feedback, wouldn’t you say? I’m imagining that he could help in a lot of ways, but probably most valuable is his big-picture perspective. He says that he knows “what editors are looking for when it comes to commissioning and publishing travel articles.” More specific to fine tuning, he says that some of the common mistakes that he finds in travel writing are: lack of narrative, poor structure, self-absorption, and not paying attention to the demands of the readers.

You may ask what the catch is, but there really is none. It’s totally free, and open to anybody, no matter what experience level.

To apply, email him through his website with a link to your writing.

Posted by | Comments (1)  | February 10, 2009
Category: General, Notes from the collective travel mind

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