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Writing Advice, Marketing, Press Trips, and Jobs for Travel Writers


Here you will find websites offering (travel) writers communities, where they can exchange advice, participate in forums, read and write articles, post their portfolios, and search databases for job opportunities in print but progressively more on the web. — Gregory Hubbs


Writer's Weekly is a great newsletter and website with information on both books and freelance writing work. Has a message board to talk about shady publishers, editors, and agents and one for people who are looking for interview subjects. Also has a good smattering of freelance writing job listings each week, including some for travel writing.
www.writersweekly.com.
Travel Blog Exchange is a fine community of bloggers worldwide.
Media Bistro is the main US portal and forum for freelance travel writers who work for magazines. It is heavily skewed to New York City since that's the center of the publishing world, but it does list jobs in other areas. Basic access is free, while a premium membership allows access to pitching tips for specific publications and discounts on seminars.
TravelWriters.com is a forum which also posts writing assignments and press trips.
Travel Writers Exchange is a both a forum and a resource for articles on writing.
Writers' Digest is a good general site for writers to exchange ideas.
TravelWriters UK is a portal that brings together professional writers and editors.
JournalismJobs.com is based in the US and is pretty self-explanatory…
…as is NewsJobs.net
Journalism for Journalists is a UK-based portal with news, advice, and job listings.
WriterFind.com is a site posting freelance and telecommuting jobs.
FreelanceWriting.com is a resource center and job listing site.
Writer Gazette contains a mixed bag of advice and links.

If you’re able to drum up press trip assignments for just about anywhere, or you already have an assignment that allows hosting, these sites can hook you up with the right people. — Tim Leffel

For a very good overview of the pros and cons of press trips and an insider's tips as to how they actually work, see Tim Leffel's excellent post: The Real Story on Press Trips for Travel Writers.

www.mediakitty.com
(free access for working writers, after registration)
main.travelwriters.com/presstrips/view/listview.asp
(annual subscription required)