Passport magazine has been a resource for affluent LGBT travelers since its inception in 2001. In the past 13 years, the pub has experienced huge growth and can even claim the title of first gay magazine to launch an iPad edition.
The pub is 80 percent freelance written and editors say they need writers who can tap into the specific needs of its globetrotting audience. Passport is a great place for those who enjoy long-form writing, as articles can run up to 3,500 words. As for topics:
The hallmark of the mag — the feature well — is a playground for creative angles on all things travel, but the particular focus is destinations. One story in the August 2013 issue took readers on an editorial journey à la a 10-day road trip through Florida, detailing stop-throughs in major cities, swamplands and legendary gay retreats. Another explored life in Saba, the Dutch municipality in the Caribbean where gay marriage is legal and a small LGBT community thrives.
Also worth noting: stories submitted for print may very well end up online as well, so freelancers are encouraged to pitch ideas that include photos and videos just for a little added multimedia panache.
For more on the pub, including details on the proper etiquette when sending in your submission, read: How To Pitch: Passport.
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