Are you a seasoned traveler, writer or storyteller and looking to use your way with words to reach a wide, engaged audience in the travel niche? Just got back from a trip and have an amazing story to share? Read on…
What We Aim For
StoryV Travel & Lifestyle is a digital magazine which serves as a channel for quality inspiration and advice about living, traveling and working around the world.
This is where a lifetime of travel begins.
We believe that traveling is essential in order to heighten our awareness, expand our minds and seek new opportunities, therefore, our mission is to inspire and help the younger generation (our future pioneers) to live off their passions and travel more.
What We Believe
“Travel is essential in order to inspire significant change around the world.” ~ Hannah Finch
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ~ Gustave Flaubert
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” ~ Anonymous
“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” ~ Mark Twain
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” ~ Mark Twain
“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” ~ Irving Wallace
What We Do
StoryV Travel & Lifestyle offers content in the form of blog posts and PDF guides, as well as premium content in the form of eBooks and courses.
Our content has a sole purpose – to inspire and help our readers to live, travel and work around the world.
Popular sections on the site include our Travel Jobs, Travel Tips and Lifestyle categories.
Content is published in the form of:
- First person narratives
- Photo journals
What We Seek
StoryV’s contributors are bursting with passion, experience, and talent. We are looking for writers to cover all travel & lifestyle related topics with the purpose of inspiring, guiding or educating our readers to live, travel and work around the world.
Content we like:
- Destination guides or reflections of a travel experience in a particular destination
- How-to articles on budgeting, saving and earning an income while traveling (the more detailed figures, the better)
- Advice on business, entrepreneurship and productivity (particularly relating to digital nomadism)
- Breakdowns of the cost of traveling or living in a particular destination
- Lifestyle topics, including location independence, healthy living and wellness
- Travel & lifestyle news, including the latest travel trends, new hotels, flight deals and expanded flight routes
- Long form journalism in a first person narrative – must be inspirational or ignite a sense of wander and curiosity
- Interviews with travel influencers or people who are successfully living, traveling or working around the world
- Hotel and flight reviews
- Inspirational photo journals
Things to Consider Before Sending (Guidelines)
1 – Do you have quality images that are relevant to the style and feel of the article? If so, please resize to 1000px, rename and attach them to an email along with your article submission. If not, we will source the images under Creative Commons.
2 – Is your piece between 800 – 1,200 words? We do not usually accept less than 800 words, however, we will consider 1,200 words + if your article is well researched, informative and engaging.
3 – Do you stick to our maximum of 3 quality external links within the content?
4 – Is the article proofread and formatted for easy readability on mobile?
5 – Have you paid attention to SEO? Researched keywords must be used in the title and throughout the article and external links must be of good quality and provide added value to the topic.
6 – Is your article 100% original and not previously posted anywhere else on the internet?
7 – Have you included a bio at the bottom of the article with your social media accounts and blog linked?
8 – For our system to show your headshot, please upload an image to your Gravatar account.
Apply To Become A Contributor
StoryV Travel & Lifestyle welcomes unsolicited article submissions, however we cannot guarantee that your piece will be published. To submit your article on speculation to StoryV Travel & Lifestyle, please send your ideas or full manuscript to hello [at] storyv.com.
At this time we do not have budget for monetary exchange, however, if you continue to contribute solid, well written content, we can offer writing assignments for hotel brands and tour companies wherever you are traveling. This can also lead to permanent, paid work in the future.
On top of this, each one of your articles will include an author bio at the bottom of the piece with a relevant link to your active site/blog.
If you’re ready to send your submission, please email us with the following details:
- Name & Age
- Article ideas
- Sample writing links (*optional)
- Website (*optional)
Alternatively, you can send a full manuscript, but we cannot guarantee that it will be published. If your article is not accepted, we will let you know what changes we would like to see and ask you to re-submit.
Copywriters and Agencies: These writing guidelines are not for freelance copywriters or agencies looking to publish native advertising (sponsored posts). This is solely for travelers and writers who want to expand their portfolio and reach a wider audience online. If you wish to advertise, please visit our advertising page.