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LAST UPDATED MAY 26, 2024

BCJ WEEKLY TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER BOARD


Welcome to the BCJ Weekly Travel Opportunities News Board

Welcome to the BCJ Weekly Opportunities Newsletter Board

This board is where I share amazing travel opportunities as I find them throughout the week. 

What started as a newsletter in 2023 strictly for travel writers has evolved into an amazing resource for fellow travel creators and enthusiasts. 

Every Sunday, you can come to this page and by the end of the day (EST time), expect to see new travel opportunities uploaded right here. 

 There are a total of 15 NEW opportunities this week and 50+ listed in the form of travel writing “calls” from editors, press trips, and more for you to apply to.

Sign up to my email list here so you are notified every Sunday when I update the board. 

Let’s Dive in!

Christina Jane, Founder of Being Christina Jane, Travel Lifestyle Blog + Freelance Writer

TRAVEL WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

RECENTLY ADDED OPPORTUNITIES:

 

James Shinfah Wan is looking for journalists that focus on Africa and climate. 

South Asian Avant-Garde is calling for pitches from reporters in Myanmar, Sudan, Brazil, & Hong Kong about current events. 

Emily Krivograd of Insider is looking for writers heading to Martha’s Vineyard via ferry this May/June.  Rates start at $200. 

Lauren Cocking of Viator is seeking a Buenos Aires writer for a food assignment. Rate is $290. Reach out before EOM May. 

Kate Guest is looking to connect with Muslim travel writers. 

Zoya Rehman is looking for writers/pitches from Sudan, Congo, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Syria, the Carribean, and more! 

Bil Browning, Editor of Gay Cities, is looking for travel writers who are people of color, trans, or women. 

Stephanie Pitera Statile of Insider is looking for summer-travel stories. 

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Paige of Insider is looking for people to share their experience with standby cruising. Rates start at $230. 

Fíona Clair of Insider is looking for a Montreal-based freelancer to write travel stories this summer. Rates start at $230. 

Laura O. Ratliff is commissioning for hotel reviews for Travel + Leisure. 

Lauren Cocking is seeking a Black Galveston writer for an insider guide to the city with a Black history/Juneteenth hook. Rates start at $290. 

Tessa McLean, California Editor for Sf GATE is always looking for state news and trends. Rates: $250 – 400+. 

Immigrantly Media is seeking diverse perspectives from underrepresented communities. Rates: $50 – 100/article. 

 

BLOG POST OF THE WEEK

I recently spent a long weekend in Puerto Rico for my first tourism board partnership and had such a great time and got to do so much!

In this Puerto Rico travel guide, I recap my trip and share some tips and insights I gathered along the way to help you plan your adventure on the island. 

GENERAL PUBLICATIONS USUALLY ACCEPTING PITCHES:

Fodor’s Travel has updated its pitching guidelines. 

New Lines Magazine is accepting pitches on the Middle East. 

Philly Magazine is always open to pitches on city trends and other topics. Rate is $1/word for print. 

Atlanta Magazine is accepting pitches on Atlanta and the metro region. 

Ed Cunningham, News Editor of TimeOut London is accepting pitches for London and around the UK. Anything with getting people to go out and do stuff. 

Allison Stine, the Climate Justice Senior Editor of Nonprofit Quarterly is looking for stories about climate change or Appalachia, but is open to all pieces. Pay is $300.  

The Ferret is seeking stories on issues affecting the public in Scotland. 

Shawn Mulcahy, Editor of Chicago Reader is accepting pitches for stories with any Chicago topic/angle. 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine is looking for proposals from freelance writers about fine food and travel. Pay is $1 per word.

Hakai Magazine is looking for fresh, fun 500-word coastal news stories. 

ABILITIES is Canada’s foremost cross-disability lifestyle magazine accepting pitches that include travel. 

Magic at the Margins, a subscription food and beverage newsletter is accepting pitches that fit their community themes. Pay is $1/per word, capped at $1000 per piece. 

Black & Abroad is seeking contributors to share stories of exploration and embracing new surroundings.

SAVEUR is looking for travel story ideas. 

Brooklyn Magazine is accepting pieces on features and interviews that dive into specific communities, people, or neighborhoods that are uniquely Brooklyn.

Subaru Drive Magazine is seeking pitches on travel, road trips, outdoor recreation and adventure, and more. Pay is ~1/word. 

Condé Nast Traveller is accepting pitches for all sorts of travel stories. Pay is $300+. 

Ruffwear is looking for personal stories that tell the tale of outdoor experiences you’ve shared with your dog. 

Openly focuses on covering LGBTQ+ stories from around the world and is looking to work with local freelancers in a variety of African countries. 

Oklahoma Voice is always looking for freelance story pitches about issues that impact state or tribal governments in Oklahoma. 

The Food Section is accepting pitches. 

Pitches from anyone in LA County are being accepted. 

Trails Magazine focuses on backpacking and other outdoor topics like canoe camping and is accepting submissions!.  

Vacationer Magazine is now accepting pitches. The magazine aims to inspire and inform LGBTQIA+ travelers to help them travel better, smarter, and more safely. Pay ranges from $75 – $200. 

High Country News focuses on coverage of the Western U.S. through coverage of its people, communities, and landscapes. Pay ranges from $0.50 – $1.50 per word. 

Going is accepting airline and airline class guides that dive into either a specific airline or a specific class of service on a specific airline. Pay ranges, but starts at $300 – $400+. 

Berkeleyside is accepting stories about issues happening in Berkeley communities and neighborhoods. 

Going is accepting destination pitches for their weekly newsletter that go deep into a single destination–a city, region, island, state, and sometimes a whole country–to talk about what makes it like nowhere else on earth. Pay starts at $300. 

Going has a new food newsletter they are accepting pitches for. This one dives into a dish that travelers may encounter in a specific place. Pay starts at $400. 

Via, an AAA magazine is accepting West Coast travel pieces. 

Hidden Compass is accepting contributors. 

TRAVEL PROGRAMS

BOOK AN "ASK ME ANYTHING" SESSION WITH ME!

Did you know I provide 1-1 “Ask Me Anything” sessions where we can get on a call and speak about anything you have questions or would want more clarification on! 

Truth is, I do a lot of things that intrigue a lot of people and created these sessions because I get many questions about them all. 

Whether you want to hear more about how  to start travel blogging, or want some guidance on breaking into travel writing as a beginner like me, I am your girl! 

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TRAVEL CONTESTS/PRIZES

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS + GRANTS

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I recently created a Facebook page for Being Christina Jane and if you enjoy this newsletter, I would greatly appreciate it you could stop by the page and give it a “Like”. 

As a creator and writer, every small gesture contributes to the larger vision I have for BCJ and helps me to continue providing valuable, free information to you all! 

Let’s get to 100 followers on Facebook!

PRESS TRIPS/PR EVENTS

WORLDWIDE TRAVEL JOBS

Come across any opportunities you think should be included in this newsletter? Feel free to send them my way!