This week’s Featured Publication is a website with over 400,000 subscribers. It welcomes unique travel stories online… and in two print publications, as well.
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“Escape Artists” Travel to Places Off The Beaten Track
By Janette Jones in Cambridge, MD
EscapeArtist.com is all about living and thriving abroad. The website features links to resources for living overseas, international real estate, overseas retirement, asset protection, overseas jobs, offshore investments and unique lifestyles.
This is a great venue for travel writers. Besides its website, EscapeArtist.com runs two print magazines: Escape from America Magazine, and Escape Artist Travel. Both are geared toward “unique travel,” meaning unusual finds in off-the-beaten-path destinations.
For example, in Escape from America Magazine, you’ll find eye-catching article titles such as “Argentina: Polo Made Easy!” and “Brazil: Drinking Chope in Rio.” And in Escape Artist Travel, regular sections include vacation rentals worldwide, unique vacation packages and activities, and unique travel articles.
To get a feel for what the editors are looking for, visit the Escape Artist Travel archives.
EscapeArtist.com publishes up to 80 new articles every month, and prefers them to be at least 1,500 to 3,000 words long. The editors are also actively seeking special reports, books, and e-books.
The EscapeArtist Writer’s Guidelines are remarkably unstructured. The editors simply encourage authors with knowledge of their subject to contact them with ideas. So if you have an idea for a “unique travel” article, send your proposal via fax to Atascadero, Panama (805) 468-4108 or Miami, FL (786) 513-3702.
It’s not clear how much EscapeArtist pays for articles, though the Writer’s Guidelines suggest that they do pay… on some occasions. It appears to be based on experience and article type. Contact the editors for details. However, before you contact any editors, be sure to read through the magazine archives, as well as the guidelines.
Keep in mind that even if you aren’t paid, a byline in a respected publication can be worth a lot to help build up your clips (published articles to show to other editors). Plus, a wide audience of over 400,000 subscribers receives EscapeArtist’s e-magazines every month. So, if you’ve escaped from America recently and have a unique travel story to tell, give EscapeArtist.com a try.
[Editor’s Note: Learn more about opportunities to profit from your travels (and even from your own home) in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel.]