Have a story to tell? Why not share it with Go World Travel readers?
Go World Travel contributors come in all shapes and sizes, from seasoned travel journalists to first-time writers. All have two things in common – a love of travel and the ability to write well. If you can weave a good travel story, chances are, we will be interested.
Before submitting your story, though, please have a look at GoWorldTravel.com to review our style, and to see what we have already covered. Go World Travel carries stories that go beyond the usual articles carried in newspaper travel sections.
We want to know more than how to get to a place or what to do there. Tell us about the people who call this destination home, the treasured regional customs, or the places where locals hang out. We want to smell the aromas, taste the food, explore the streets and walk down hidden paths. Go World Travel aims to help our readers experience a destination.
The features of Go World Travel fall under categories such as: World Spotlight – a main destination piece that focuses on one particular place in the world; Fascinating People – an article profiling a person of interest in any part of the world; Eco-Travel – trips that focus on environmental awareness; Off-the-Beaten Path – a special find that many travelers would never see; and It Really Happened – a first-person essay on a crazy, heart-warming or entertaining tale of life on the road. These are just a few of the categories we carry.
For additional categories, take a look at our website. We’re looking for honest, down-to-earth descriptive writing. We’re not interested in a laundry list of things you saw and did; rather, we look for vivid descriptions, lively anecdotes and straightforward language that shows a sense of curiosity and interest in the destination. Go World Travel is written from an international perspective. More than half of our readers are Americans with incomes of $50k+, but readers also include English-speaking travel lovers from all over the world.
We accept articles up to 1,000 words in length. First-person writing often provides the best insight, but should be written in a professional manner. Please provide helpful website links at the end of each piece. Please let us know if you have photos to accompany your work. If we are interested in the piece, we will ask you to send the photos. Be sure to include photo credits and captions.
Sometimes the best way to tell a story is through photos. Photo essays should include up to 10 photos (horizontal) with credit, caption and a one paragraph of story text per photo. Please submit the photos and text in the same email. Photos should be no more than 1MB in size per photo.
All submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the story title and destination in the subject line. Payment: We purchase non-exclusive online rights. Payment is $30 per story/photo essay upon publication. Thank you for your interest in Go World Travel.
The Go World Travel Editorial Team