Are you interested in writing for an audience of adventurous, independent, globally minded women travelers? Do you want to empower and help women to travel the world? Would you like to become a part of a supportive, diverse community of feminists across the globe? You’ve come to the right place.
We’re always looking for new writers. See more below!
What we’re looking for.
Wanderful’s pieces are thoughtful, actionable, engaging, and community-oriented. They provide real-life examples with useful tips about information that women are looking for when they travel, and as they build their global identities. Though some of our pieces aren’t women-specific, every article is written with our audience and community in mind.
Your piece should fit into (at least) one of these categories:
Destinations and Itineraries: Where to go and what to do there. Special insights for women travelers. Itineraries to support women-owned businesses on your next trip.
Travel Tips: Health and travel (mental, physical, emotional). Product reviews and comparisons. Help with travel challenges for women of varying identities, based on personal experience.
Global Issues: Global issues facing women that are important to address. Travel as a woman of color, a queer or trans woman, a deaf woman, etc. Experiences. Did something out of the norm happen to you while traveling? Tell us.
Women to Watch: Features on amazing women travelers, global entrepreneurs and leaders, bloggers, etc.
Wanderful is aware of the vast intersectional experiences of women who travel. For this reason, we share diverse stories from women of all ethnicities, racial identities, religions, sexualities, gender expressions, and abilities.
We are also currently seeking articles on the following specific topics:
City Guides for Wanderful Women: Pitch us a place you live in or are very familiar with. We only want guides from women who know the place as an insider. These guides should include local women in history, women-owned businesses to support, and other unique insights into your city that Wanderful women might want to explore.
Budget travel tips for women of all ages, backgrounds, family structures, etc
Sustainable travel tips and practical advice for travelers
Destinations, operators, or individual women going above and beyond for sustainability or conservation
Family travel stories, moms who travel, family travel influences or inspiration
Are you obsessed with travel books?
We’re looking for a book lover to review travel-themed books. This is a potential long-term, column opportunity. Let us know if you’d be a good fit and why by email. Include examples of book reviews you’ve written.
Wanderful tells it like it is. This especially applies to reviews. We are not sales-y or overly promotional. We also use facts to back up our arguments, especially when writing about serious or controversial topics.
About our audience:
Wanderful’s audience primarily consists of women who are 25-35 years old as well as women who are 55-70 years old. Though we are based in the United States, our audience is represented all around the world.
Many of our readers are experienced travelers who travel for cultural awareness/exchange, work/study abroad, and global-mindedness, but others are brand new to travel and looking for guidance.
Wanderful’s audience is more interested in local activities than tourist attractions. Don’t send us “5 things to do in Paris.” We love Paris, but you’ve got to get more specific and cater to this community.
Writers are paid once an article is accepted, submitted and edited ON TIME, and published at sheswanderful.com. Compensation will be agreed upon based on your pitch, experience, depth of content, and unique angle. Payments typically range between $50 and $150.
Here’s what else you get for publishing with us:
The ability to work and hone your writing skills with experienced, professional editors to produce high-quality content.
Your work and name on an internationally recognized travel website with over 25k monthly views
Your work posted and your accounts mentioned on our social media profiles and email list with a combined audience of about 37k followers.
In return, we expect that our writers:
Work with us to edit your work. We want the best, and we want to bring the best out of you. Every edit we give you is done with the intention of making you a better writer.
Submit and edit your work on time. Our editing process is precise and our turnaround process is quick. Once you submit your fully written article for review by the agreed-upon deadline, you can expect to receive feedback from us in anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When that happens, we expect to see a second (and sometimes third) draft quickly.
Promote your work on your own social media and to your networks!
If you would like to send photographs with your pitch, please include web-hosted links to them in the appropriate section of the form or in your email. You should have the rights to use these images, or be able to provide proof of permission to use and information about how to give credit.
Some writing tips:
Posts must be at least 850 words and no longer than 2,500 words.
Be authentic, honest, and real.
Write with short paragraphs and concise sentences.
Write how you talk!
Show, don’t tell. Our audience is largely comprised of feminists and globally minded women, which means you can assume some prior knowledge of global social issues. You don’t need to explain the definition of feminism to anyone. Just describe your story.
Personal narratives about trips are lovely, but they need to have some sort of hook in order to be engaging to our readers. A piece that describes all the cities you visited on a trip to Italy may be pretty to read, but won’t generate interest. A story about those cities’ most badass woman-created street art, however, may be just the hook we’re looking for!
Wanderful does not publish:
Articles that are plagiarized or have been published elsewhere. All content is unique.
Explicit content or images.
IMPORTANT NOTE IF YOU PITCH:
We receive such a high number of pitches, and we apologize that we are unable to inform you if your pitch has been rejected. Only those whose pitches have been accepted will be contacted.
Additionally, due to the high number of pitches we receive, sometimes it can take weeks or months for us to inform you if your pitch has been accepted. If your piece has been accepted elsewhere and you would like to withdraw it from consideration, please feel free to email us.