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|About the Book|
The Complete Guide to Query Letters for Travel Writers shows you everything you need to know to craft compelling query letters. Well-written query letters convince magazine editors that you have an exciting travel story their readers will absolutely love.
Knowing how to sell your story ideas opens the door for press trips to almost any destination in the world.
Here's what makes this eBook different than others: you'll get 20 sample query letters that work. These 20 samples are actual query letters that I've used successfully to get assignments in print magazines.
Each sample query letter comes with a clear explanation of the key things that sold the idea successfully. And you can use the samples to create your own successful query letters, using the same kinds of words, ideas and techniques.
The query letter samples in this eBook show a wide variety of respected and top-shelf magazines that publish travel articles: in-flight magazines, travel magazines (from regional to international), and many specialty magazines in a variety of genres. You’ll see the exact query letter that worked for each magazine, and you'll understand the key elements that made it work.
In The Complete Guide to Query Letters for Travel Writers you'll learn all about query letters and why you need to use them to sell your ideas to editors. Some things you'll learn:
- How to grab the editor’s attention from the moment they read the subject line of your query.
- How to target your publications and get an edge on everyone else.
- How long your query letter should be (you might be surprised by this advice).
- The seventeen essential elements every good query must have.
- How to design your own query letters using my samples, and build your own customized template.
- Simple and fun techniques you can use to get the editor to commission your story.
- The one thing that most writers do not do in their query letter that they should be doing.
- How to show credibility to an editor when you don’t have any (or many) bylines.
- How to save yourself time writing your query letters.
- How to demonstrate your expertise to an editor about your topic.
- Things that you definitely DO NOT want to put in your query letters.
- The three things you should always do before you hit “Send”…
- And much more.
The Complete Guide to Query Letters for Travel Writers eBook is 118 pages long and is packed with vital information that you can use to send out dynamite query letters. Use these samples to build your own query letters, and you'll have
editors thinking you're a seasoned travel writer, even if you're just starting out!
|About the Author|
|Roy Stevenson is a professional freelance travel writer and photographer based in Seattle, Washington. With more than 900 articles published in 190 regional, national, and international magazines, newspapers, trade journals, inflights, onboards, and online travel magazines, Roy is one of the most prolific travel writers in the U.S.A.|