An independent online media company based around travel culture worldwide, Matador uses first-person narrative to tell unique and personal stories with a deep sense of place. Matador Network averages over 1.4 million unique monthly visitors, making it the most read independent travel site online.
The new print magazine from Matador Network with a circulation of 70,000. “Our mission is to produce the best printed travel magazine on the planet… By ‘travel writing’ we mean non-fiction storytelling or essays that somehow involve or consider motion, journey and/or place.” This print-on-demand magazine is the print platform of MatadorNetwork; however, all content in BETA is original to the print magazine. No service pieces, just straight-up non-fiction narrative that somehow involves or considers motion, journey, and/or place. Be sure to check the editorial calendar for each issue’s themes. The magazine is distributed quarterly.
The purpose of this magazine is to provide both service/destination information and inspiring stories to readers who enjoy the outdoors (and backpacking in particular). The primary geographical focus is North America.
Platform: Print and online
Submission guidelines: http://www.backpacker.com/guidelines/
Pay: 60 cents-$1+/word
Editor: Varies by department; see contacts below
Contact: Features & People: Dennis Lewon, Deputy Editor, dlewon-at-backpacker.com
Destinations: Shannon Davis,Senior Editor, sdavis-at-backpacker.com
Skills: Kristin Bjornsen, Associate Editor, kbjornsen-at-aimmedia.com
Gear: Kristin Hostetter, Gear Editor, khostetter1-at-gmail.com
5. World Hum
World Hum began in May 2001 with $35. An online magazine focusing “not only on destinations but on the journey, on travel in the broadest sense of the word – to explore how travel changes us, how it changes the way we see the world and how travel itself changes the world.”
6. Boots n All
Born in 1998, BootsnAll Travel Network is a community of online resources and travel guides aiming to connect and inspire independent travelers. Reaching over 3.6 million travelers per month, it’s currently based all over the globe, with concentrations of people in the USA, Eastern Europe and Australasia.
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