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Think Hyperlocal When Pitching Afar

At Afar, editors are seeking stories of travelers who like to juice the place they’re visiting for all it’s worth — interacting with the locals, going off the touristy trail to shop in real marketplaces, and eating indigenous, authentically prepared meals.

Although their median income hovers just above the six-figure mark and they enjoy all of the earmarks of luxury, the mag’s readers like a real-life experience with their vacationing. With that in mind, aspiring Afar writers need to bring their A-game (think affluence and authenticity) to snag an assignment.

“There’s a real emphasis on giving readers a deeper dive, a sort of street-level view of a place,” editor-in-chief Julia Cosgrove explained.

Find out which sections are ripe for input in How To Pitch: Afar.

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