Contribute


Hello!

So glad you’re thinking of writing for EcoTraveller. I’d love to have more people contribute to the blog to be able to grow this wonderful community of like-minded travellers. You don’t need to be a hotshot travel writer or journalist, but you do need to be able to write a decent story.

I am happy to accept eco travel news pieces, travel-related book reviews, stories about your travels, places you’ve stayed and the people you’ve met along the way. Photo essays are also welcome; however your photos must tell a story and not be overly altered. Tell it like it is. I would also love to get more in-depth travel guides on the blog written by people who know the destination well. If you would like to submit a green guide to your home town or favourite destination, do get in touch at editor@ecotravellerguide.com.

Article requirements

:: Short news-style posts must be at least 350-400 words long.
:: Feature articles need to be at least 750 words long.
:: Photo essays must be accompanied by at least 300 words and at least 10 images – all adequately labelled.
:: All posts must have an introduction and lead image.
:: All articles must be original and not published on other sites.
:: Please link within the article where applicable and ensure the reader can easily find further information where necessary.
:: Titles must be no longer than 65 characters and SEO friendly

Images

:: Lead image needs to be at least 1200 x 800 pix.
:: Short news articles need to have at least one lead image.
:: Feature articles must have a lead image and at least 4 additional images throughout the article.
:: Images within the article must be at least 800 pix wide.
:: Please make sure all images are optimised for web.
:: All images must be author’s own or sourced under Creative Commons license. Please use: http://search.creativecommons.org/ to find appropriate images if you do not have your own. Check license use and link to original author, as dictated by CC terms.
:: We prefer images that are not overly altered.
:: If you have a lot of portrait images, please stitch together before you send them.
:: All images must be clearly labelled, with captions where appropriate.

Author bio and image

:: Please supply a short bio (no more than 100 words) with links to your social media profiles and blog.
:: Author image should be at 150×150 pix.

Payment

:: This is a small blog run by one person. At the moment it is not monetized, however, all articles are paid for.
:: Short news articles ~ $10, longer feature articles ~ $25, travel guides ~ $50.
:: Payment is made via PayPal so please provide your PayPal address on submission.
:: Not all submissions will be accepted for publication and paid for, only those verified by the editor and published.

Reader Demographic

:: Eco Traveller readers are: educated to tertiary level, professional and age between 25 and 55. The main readers are based in Australia, the United States, the UK and Canada. These are environmentally aware individuals who either already travel responsibly and sustainably or are looking for new ways to travel.

Promotions and Collaborations

:: If you would like to promote a product or business, please email editor@ecotravellerguide.com for advertising and sponsor info. All companies and products must adhere to the ethos of Eco Traveller. Any products or businesses that do not have an obvious eco connection will not be considered for publication.
:: Please note, if you want me to insert a link for $5 or place an pre-written article for silly money along with a number of permanent links your email will more than likely not be answered so please don’t keep emailing insisting you’re offering a wonderful deal.
:: If you would genuinely like to collaborate, I would love to hear from you.

NB:: By submitting an article you agree to let us make editorial changes to ensure the article fits the style and voice of the site. If any major changes need to be made we will notify you and ask you to make alterations/add information.