Literary Traveler was launched in March of 1998. Our audience is comprised of people who love to read and travel, and who are interested in literature and the arts. We feature regular updates on Facebook and Twitter, our community blog and YouTube channel.
Literary Traveler seeks articles that capture the literary imagination. Which writers and artists inspire you? Have you taken a journey or pilgrimage that was inspired by a work of literature?
Literary Traveler focuses on literary artists but we welcome articles about composers, painters, poets, songwriters, and storytellers. Show us what you are made of and what you are passionate about. What excites you and would excite our readers? Our articles have a unique style that lives beyond the realm of travel guide writing.
The articles we publish highlight the beauty and struggle of people who create, and the places that nurture them. Articles are not necessarily limited to their writers’ experiences; some may be informative about place and artist.
1500 – 2000 words in length; accompany article with 1-4 photographs if possible.
Literary Traveler runs material that has not been previously published. We hold exclusive rights, and keep articles archived on the web.
Literary Traveler pays $50 (fifty USD) per article. Without exception, Literary Traveler pays via PayPal in American currency five to six weeks after the close of the month an accepted article is published. We do not pay for accompanying photos.
How to Submit
submissions (at) literarytraveler.com. Clearly identify the subject of your email. Send article in the body of your article or attached as a Word Document.
If your work is accepted, we will give you a time-frame for publication.
We don’t have any restrictions on the number of articles we publish by a single writer, but we usually have enough submissions that one isn’t featured more than twice a year. But that’s not to say it couldn’t happen, so please submit your most inspired work. Inspire our readers to travel (literally or figuratively) to places connected to authors and artists and their work. Enjoy a few of our popular articles before sending a pitch: A Rainy Day in Jackson for Miss Eudora Welty; Freya Stark’s Afghanistan; The Irrational Allure of Writers’ Houses; and Queen Mary 2 Interview with Joanne Harris.
Interested in an Internship with Literary Traveler? Multiple opportunities are available for the Winter/Spring 2013 semester. For more information, check out our Internship Opportunities. Please click here to view our intern bio page.