Verge Magazine

“Verge is the magazine for people who travel with purpose. It explores ways to get out and see the world by volunteering, working and studying overseas. Our readers are typically young (17-40 years), or young at heart, active, independent travelers who want to do something different and make a difference doing it. Some are seasoned travelers who have seen a good part of the world. Many are contemplating overseas travel for the first time and want to do it in a meaningful way.” Welcomes new writers. “New digital content appears on our website daily. Our digital magazine, which is sent out to subscribers, is published four times/year.” Pays 45 days after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys: “First rights to the material for print, online and electronic publishing; the right to edit the submitted material for publication; the non-exclusive right to reproduce the material in Verge Magazine; and the non-exclusive right to reproduce the material, with the Contributor’s byline, as part of the database of the magazine or in any electronic or online product derived from the database.” Doesn’t accept reprints. Responds after 8 weeks. Sample at website. Subscriptions $12 annually. Guidelines online at

1859 Oregon’s Magazine

“A reader’s travel magazine about Oregon.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys N.A. rights for one year. Response time varies. Sample articles available online. Subscription $18.59. Pays $0.35-$0.50/word for 200-3000 words.

Adventure Cyclist

“Adventure Cyclist is the only American magazine dedicated to traveling by bicycle. We also cover other recreational cycling topics but do not cover competitive cycling.” 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 46.5K. Publishes 9 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms one year after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Sample copy available online. Subscription $40. Pays $0.35-$0.65/word for up to 3500 words.

Saley Publications

“Saley Publications offers three visitor guides in central Alberta, Canada.” Circ. 20K. Annual. Pays after publication. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Pays $0.04/word for 300-1000 words.

Recreation News

“A monthly tabloid on recreation, travel and entertainment in the Mid Atlantic states, reaching 250K federal and corporate employees.” Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes manuscript 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 30 to 90 days.

TravelSmart Newsletter

“We are in our 34th year, thus making us the oldest consumer travel newsletter in the nation. We do not accept advertising, so our readers trust and act upon our advice.” Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publish time of ms varies. Accepts reprints. Responds within several weeks. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $39, $64 foreign. Guidelines available by email at

Aruba Nights

85% freelance. “Lifestyle & travel magazines with an editorial focus that targets the visitor who is already on the island. Includes stories on activities, dining, shopping, history and culture. Distributed free-of-charge throughout each respective location.” Welcomes new
writers. Circ. Bonaire Nights 80K; others 150K to 250K. Annual (December). Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 10-12 months after acceptance. Buys first Caribbean and N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds 1 month. Sample $5 (US) payable to Nights Publications, Inc. No SASE required. Subscription not available.

Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc.

Founded in 1977 by journalist/professor/study abroad advisor Dr. Clay Hubbs as an educational travel magazine. Now our webzine, “TAzine,” is the only online periodical for work, volunteering, study, educational & responsible travel, and living overseas. “We publish practical information-filled stories about these subjects, no travel journals, no cruise ship or U.S. destination pieces. We focus on the people, and responsible immersion into another culture, and not bringing your own culture with you.” Website receives up to 8 million visitors yearly; 60% of audience is U.S; almost all college and post-graduates. Period between acceptance and publication varies, but is usually within a month. Buys one-time rights for Web. Responds 1-14 days if interested. Browse featured articles on website. Detailed writers’ guidelines for submissions for inclusion on our website, webzine (“TAzine”), and three annual contests are here: