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Globetrotting Freelancers Wanted at Afar

AfarIn order to pique editors’ interest at Afar, freelancers must be willing to veer off the tourist-trodden paths to explore indigenous cultures. Launched in August 2009, the pub celebrates experiential travel all over the globe, covering destinations abroad and in the U.S., with an in-depth perspective.

“So many of the other magazines out there were focusing on sightseeing and escapist travel, where you just sort of ticked things off the list. We really felt like there were travelers out there who weren’t being reached, who traveled to really connect with locals and come back with a deeper understanding of a place and its people,” said editor-in-chief Julia Cosgrove.

With that in mind, freelancers interested in contributing need to bring their A-game (think affluence and authenticity) to snag an assignment. For pitching etiquette and editors’ contact info, read How To Pitch: Afar.

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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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Video: Freelancers, Set Your Sights on Afar

FishbowlNY caught up with executive editor Julia Cosgrove at Afar‘s launch party in New York City to find out more about freelance opportunities.

Last week, we brought you the news that travel magazine Afar bucked the trend and actually made it to the presses despite the economic downturn. Afar officially hit newsstands Tuesday, so we checked in with executive editor Julia Cosgrove for the inside scoop on getting published in the newly minted paper-and-ink pages. Cosgrove says they’re relying heavily on freelancers, so what are you waiting for?

For the down ‘n’ dirty pitching details, check out the full AvantGuild How To Pitch: Afar article.

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