ARTICLE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Share Your Travel Article

 

JOIN A COMMUNITY OF TRAVEL WOMEN ACROSS THE GLOBE.
EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER. INSPIRE.
HELP PEOPLE FIND YOUR BLOG BY SHARING YOUR TRAVEL STORIES HERE!

Thanks for your interest in writing for We Are Travel Girls! We are excited to share your story with our followers. Before submitting your informative travel story, please read through this guide to learn about our expectations for content and photography.

Why Publish With We Are Travel Girls

 

We Are Travel Girls is a travel site written for women by women. We carefully curate and publish only the best female travel stories from around the globe creating a community where we can grow together and inspire one another. Whether you prefer weekend getaways or yearn for long term travel, we all, in one way or another, have that feeling of wanderlust and itchy feet, and that feeling is what brings us together.

We separate ourselves from other travel sites by publishing 5 authentic stories per week written by thousands of female writers from around the world. Because of the diversity of our writers and content we have amassed a large, rapidly growing audience. We link to the author’s website and social networks at the bottom of every story we publish allowing us to help our readers find your blog and connect with you. We Are Travel Girls provides a platform to help get your content in front of a large audience, helping to grow your following and connect you with our readers and other girls in our travel community. Your travel story will also inspire female travel, giving other women confidence and courage to see more of this beautiful world.

Join us by sharing your travel stories!

What Content Do We Publish

 

We Are Travel Girls publishes informative travel stories written by women for women.

We publish content on any and all topics relating to travel. Our writers have scoured the globe to bring you the most interesting and relevant content possible, and our tireless WATG team curates, edits and publishes these stories to create a go to site for female travel inspiration and travel tips.

Structuring Your Article

 

To aid in the ease of reading and planning for our community, we keep all of our blog posts in the same structure. When you are preparing your unique post it is important that you do the same. To make it easier for you, we have created this submissions guide for you to understand what we are looking for in every submission. The following sections are designed to help you structure your post in the required WATG format: planning, introduction, body, conclusion, photography, and final edits process.

Planning Your Post

 

Please submit new, original content or a story from your blog that you have completely re-written for We Are Travel Girls. We do not publish duplicate content, duplicate content affects both our site and your site in Google rankings. If your story is published and you subsequently publish the same post on your blog or elsewhere, we will remove the post and we will not be able to publish from you again in the future.

In order to feature authentic stories We Are Travel Girls limits the amount of editing we do on story submissions. However, we do reserve the right make edits to your post for SEO, required links, additional information, grammar, photo sourcing etc.

Looking for inspiration on what to write? See our Post Inspiration Page to see what activities, destinations and topics we are currently looking for posts on.

Part One: Introduction

 

Every post must include an introduction to grab the reader’s attention and get them excited about the rest of the content. It’s also important to outline what will be discussed in the entire post. Please start with 1-3 paragraphs of introducing our community to your topic.

Here’s an example of a good introductory paragraph:

A QUICK GUIDE TO STOCKHOLM
Stockholm is, in my opinion, one of the coolest cities in Europe. Located on Sweden’s east coast, this capital city is famous for its great restaurants, fun nightlife and beautiful people. And like the people, the city of Stockholm is also stunning.

This Baltic Sea archipelago boasts 14 islands and more than 50 bridges! With a population of roughly 910,000, Stockholm is the most populous city in the Nordic countries. But the magical architecture of Gamla Stan (old town) with its colorful buildings and cobblestone streets – along with the meandering waterways and beautiful parks – make this city feel small and intimate. Here’s a quick guide to Stockholm to help you make the most of your visit to the coolest city in Europe!

LINK: 9 Simple Ways to Write Stronger Introductions

Part Two: Body

 

In the bulk of your post you should be describing your topic to our community. Please keep your stories between 6-15 paragraphs and your paragraphs between 3-6 sentences.

All titles should be written in CAPITALS and help separate each section of your post.

This will ensure we can hold the reader’s attention throughout the post. SEE EXAMPLE HERE.

Please include relevant links for restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions in your post. We will not consider your story for publication if you do not include links, as these are very helpful for our readers during their travels. To do this you will need to include the URL at the end of the sentence. Example: I write for We Are Travel Girls (https://www.wearetravelgirls.com).

LINK: 14 Tips On How To Write A Good Blog Post

Part Three: Conclusion

 

Please include a concise conclusion that wraps up the entire post and summarizes the main message of the blog post. Leave our readers with something to consider, lasting words to remember, or tips for what the next steps are after they read your post.

LINK: Writing a Developed & Detailed Conclusion

Final Edits

 

Please check spelling/grammar before you submit. It is extremely important that every post is easy to read and grammatically correct. Because of this our team works tirelessly to ensure every piece of content is of a high standard. Planning a trip is time consuming! Finding informative, well-written, easy to read travel stories should be easy! We want our posts to excite and help our readers with their future travels. Please help us do this by re-reading your story before submission to check for spelling and grammar errors.

We highly recommend using Grammarly or asking a friend to proofread your post. If the editing is too time consuming for our WATG team we will not be able to publish your post.

Photography

 

Please submit 1-3 photographs per paragraph and 1 additional featured image.  The feature image should be horizontal and capture the essence of the story as it will be the photo featured at the top of the post. Additionally, if you would like to be featured on the We Are Travel Girls Instagram Page, please include a high resolution vertical photo that has you in it, in the style of the We Are Travel Girls Instagram page. SEE EXAMPLES HERE. Please note we do not guarantee a feature on Instagram, but we try to feature everyone who writes for us, if they submit a WATG style photo that is high enough quality for the page.

All photos must be between 250KB – 350KB. How To Resize Your Pictures and Resize Tool.

Please title your photos in this format: name-of-the-photo.jpg How To Re-Name Your Pictures. If your story is about Chicago, for example, every photo should have Chicago in the title i.e. the-bean-chicago.jpg.

Photos should correlate to the content in each section of the post. For example, if you are writing “6 Tips on Travel Photography,” structure the photos to correlate with each of the 6 sections.

When you upload your photos on our Contribute page, a red X will appear. The red X appearing next to your uploaded photo means it loaded correctly and you can click it to delete the photo. If your photos are uploading slowing it is probably due to a poor internet connection, so try again when you have better WiFi.

We Are Travel Girls has the right to use alternate featured image and / or source images for your posts if the photos you provided are not high enough quality. If your post is 8 paragraphs we need to receive between 8-24 photos or we will need to source additional photos.

Please only submit photos you own the rights to. Thank you!

Things To Note

 

We Are Travel Girls does not pay for contributor posts. Additionally, We Are Travel Girls will not publish dedicated reviews for a brand or destination that you have secured a collaboration with. If you are a brand or destination please contact us if you are interested in discussing a collaboration contact@wearetravelgirls.com.

By submitting your story and photos you are not considered an employee of We Are Travel Girls and should not represent yourself as such. You retain all rights to your media.

Have questions? Email us: submissions@wearetravelgirls.com

I Have Submitted My Post, What’s Next?

 

If your story is chosen to be featured you will be notified via email. If you are not chosen to be published you will also be notified via email.

We only publish informative travel stories that include relevant content, travel tips, knowledge and insight that will help our readers on their travels, so please consider this when you submit a post. We have included detailed guidelines to help your story be selected, so please ensure you follow these.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, if your story is not selected to be published we will let you know via email, but we may not be able to provide you with specific feedback on why it was not chosen. Please also note that we plan our publishing schedule around 1-2 months in advance, so you may not hear from us for while, please don’t worry we will be in touch! We do not pay for or charge for posts, but we charge a small fee for expediting posts upon request. If you would like us to expedite the review of your submission and move it to the front of our publishing schedule, please contact submissions@wearetravelgirls.com to discuss this.

Thank you for being a part of our travel community. We look forward to reading your submission!

 
 

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