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Travel Writing Resources

Travel Writers' Job Boards, Forums and Websites

Here you will find websites offering (travel) writers communities where you can exchange advice, participate in forums, read and write articles, post your portfolios, and search databases for job opportunities. — Gregory Hubbs

Writer's Weekly is a fine newsletter and website with information on both books and freelance writing work. The site offers 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.
Travel Blog Exchange is a busy community of bloggers worldwide who also offer conferences around the world yearly that are great for networking.
Media Bistro is the main U.S. 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 travel writing jobs in other locations. Basic access is free, while a premium membership allows access to pitching tips for specific publications and discounts on seminars.
Travel Writers Exchange is a both a forum and an excellent resource for articles on travel 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.

Travel Writers' Organizations and Conferences

To join many of these groups, a substantial body of work already published is often required. The Society of American Travel Writers requires sponsorship from an existing member.

Listed here are also travel writing conferences that are excellent for networking and exposure, as well as for contact with potential and existing client advertisers.

American Society of Journalists and Authors
www.asja.org
Society of American Travel Writers
www.satw.org
North American Travel Journalists
www.natja.org
TBEX (worldwide conferences)
www.tbexcon.com
Book Passages (conferences)
www.bookpassage.com
British Guild of Travel Writers
www.bgtw.org
Australian Society of Travel Writers
www.astw.org.au
Travel Media Association of Canada
www.travelmedia.ca
Outdoor Writers and Photography Guild (UK)
www.owg.org.uk
International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association
www.ifwtwa.org
 
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