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Turn Your Vacation Stories Into an Assignment for ISLANDS

Been planning a trip to the Bahamas? Make sure to pack your reporter’s hat right next to your sunscreen and towel. ISLANDS is looking for freelancers to cover everything related to the island lifestyle, be it the cuisine or the festivals.

Over the years, the pub has maintained its reputation as an intelligent travel magazine with eye-opening photography and bucket-list travel experiences. “Islands are often home to the last little pockets of independent cultures, places where traditions endure,” said editor Eddy Patricelli. “We aim to empower our readers with the tools to find these places and enjoy them.”

Yet, with an audience of island-goers, editors aren’t looking for a run-of-the-mill pitch that could pass for a Wikipedia entry. Patricelli stressed, “It’s basic business sense: Know your potential client before knocking on the door.”

For more details and editor’s contact info, read How To Pitch: ISLANDS.

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Pitch Stories, Not Resorts, To ISLANDS

As an intelligent travel magazine with eye-opening photography and bucket-list travel experiences, ISLANDS keeps true to its mission to empower readers to find what editor Eddy Patricelli calls “the last little pockets of independent cultures.” So, to land a byline, freelancers will need to offer literary tales of an exotic destination.

That means no half-baked queries on a resort or spa, Patricelli warns. Editors hate receiving a destination pitch “that smells of a Wikipedia entry” and lacks a unique, compelling and well researched angle. “You know what I mean, in that someone’s just pitching us on, ‘Oh this place has great snorkeling, great diving, great resorts,’ but there’s no story angle there for us,” he said.

For more on freelancer-friendly sections, check out How To Pitch: ISLANDS.

Coachella Lineup Announced

tns_300.jpgThe Coachella music and arts festival is slated for April 25-27, with a line-up that includes Roger Waters, Jack Johnson and Portishead. Tickets going on sale Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. Why are we telling you this? Because we think you should get out more. You’ve been looking a little wan.

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