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Photo essay premier

Our 2021 call for submissions for Travel Post Monthly adds photo essays to every issue. Each month, the work of two travel photographers will be presented in photo essay form where images tell a story rather than words. TPM will show the work of new and seasoned travel photographers.

The photo essays will have 5—8 photographs with a 100-word introduction and brief photographer’s profile. The photo essays will follow the current photographer’s guides included in TPM Writers Guides.


2021 Editorial Calendar unveiled

In 2020, TPM published themed issues in March, June, September, and December. The 2020 themed issues have been our most popular. The September Tours edition had so many submissions, we extended Tours into October’s release.

2021 call for submissions

January – Food ~ February – Rivers ~ March – Libations ~ April –Spring Break ~ May – The EU ~ June – Beach Escapes ~ July – Immerse in Nature ~ August – Giving Back Travel ~ September – Best Hikes in… ~ October – Bring on the Leaves ~ November – Island Fever ~ December – Winter Holidays Worldwide.
For full descriptions of each theme, see the 2021 Editorial Calendar in TPM Writers Guides.

Ahwahnee Hotel - Yosemite
Ahwahnee Hotel – Yosemite*

Call for Submissions—Luxury Lodging

For our December 2020 issue, Travel Post Monthly will feature stories and photos about Luxury Lodging.

Tell us about a place you’ve stayed that was luxurious—hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, glamping, maybe a boat or ship. Size and form don’t matter, as long as it is a place of exceptional comfort and lovely surroundings. How about a castle or mansion? A tent with a featherbed, bottle of bubbly, and sunset deck is ultra-luxurious in the middle of a desert. A canopy bed by a fireplace is not only luxury but romantic.

Whether you stayed for a day or a month, tell readers about the luxury you experienced. Was it the décor, the ambiance, or perhaps the service? Describe it in a way that takes the reader there.


Don’t forget, EP (eat, play). Share an eatery or two. What are things to do at the lodging or in the area?
How do we get there? Fly, drive, walk?

Write a story that invites the reader to make a reservation, book a flight, and pack a bag.

The submission deadline is November 15, 2020. We are looking for 800—1200 words. Photos are a big +, include your best shots.

Read TPM’s Writer’s Guides for specifics on how to submit your story and photos. ITWPA membership isn’t required, but members are given priority.

*Ahwahnee Hotel – Yosemite photo, courtesy of MaryGo

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