World Nomads seeks paid contributors to publish high-quality travel writing, videos and photo essays.
Pay is $.50/USD per word for short narratives, and up to $600 for photo essays.
Call for submissions states: “Whether it’s a written travel essay or photo story, we’re looking for personal, authentic stories about life-changing journeys and experiences. While sunsets, mountain vistas, and the sound of surf crashing on a white-sand beach are all important aspects of travel, what we want is the story behind the scenery: how that experience affected you. Did you meet locals who changed the way you view the world? What did you learn about yourself through what you saw and did?”
Pitches to follow a strict format: “Please submit a title (40 characters max) and a short synopsis (no more than 250 words) explaining the subject of your story, the format, the category it fits within, what makes it emotionally compelling, and why you are the right person to tell it. Also include a little bit about yourself and your professional experience.”