As I sit in the sunny dining room of JS Graustein, I relax with a warm cup of tea and settle in for our next Folded Word chat. #Wanted is the brainchild of that discussion. Since the Editor in Chief has taken over acquisitions, I wanted to find out what she’s looking for in submissions as we shift our editorial focus. This article will look in depth at the topics, length, and details for the perfect Travel Narrative submission. As JS and I got deep into conversation, one thing became clear with submissions of any kind: The submission must explore human interaction with landscape — with landscape as focal point. In the graphic below, you will find the formula for your travel narrative submission that will ensure it not only follows our submission guidelines, but fits with our editorial vision.
What will make a travel narrative submission successful?
We hope that these guidelines (in connection with the instructions on our submission page) have given you clarity and inspiration. If you’re not typically a travel writer, we invite you to get out into your environment and write. Write about your interaction with landscape, the effect of landscape on society, and human exploration of landscape (both urban and rural). There is still magic in the landscapes we live in, work in, and love in…if we just look closer.
Sarah Gibson is Folded Word’s Publicity Assistant and Features Editor of the Folded Word blog. She is a 22 year old who resides in Beverly, Massachusetts. As a recent grad from Gordon College, she works in PR and marketing and spends her free time reading, writing, working and learning with Folded Word Press.