Sunday, April 23, 2006

Friendly Market: Transitions Abroad

Transitions Abroad is all about immersion travel - going beyond traditional tourism and integrating into new cultures by studying, working or volunteering abroad. If you have experience in any of these and can write about your experiences in an authoritative and informative voice, Transitions Abroad is a great market for your work. Here are some tips to getting an acceptance:

* Transitions Abroad is not interested in narrative, first-person essays. They want the practical nuts and bolts side of immersion travel. Answer questions like how you researched language schools or found work teaching English, and you're on the right track.

* Send the editors your completed manuscript. This is one of the few publications out there that doesn't want a query.

* Spend lots of time reading the print version and online version. This will help you tailor your articles to fit the style of Transitions Abroad.

Transitions Abroad is always open to new writers who have ventured out into the world and want to share the knowledge of their experiences with fellow global citizens. Check out their writer's guidelines. Transitions Abroad also has an online writer's portal with articles and interviews with established travel writers and hosts an essay contest.

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