"Setting out on the voyage to Ithaca you must pray that the way be long, full of adventures and experiences."
- Constantine Peter Cavafy "Ithaca"
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GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

TRAVEL THRU HISTORY publishes stories featuring the historical, archaeological, and cultural aspects of a destination. We also accept stories about literary journeys and exotic adventures. Stories should convey a strong sense of place so the reader can experience the destination.

HISTORICAL/ARCHAEOLOGICAL
Transport our readers to these fascinating places, explore the ruins. Travel should be a journey of discovery, which often is a journey back in time. Research details and make sure they are accurate.

CULTURE
Give a sense of the atmosphere, place and ambience, an insight into life in other countries and cultures. Don't forget to put the people in your picture.

ART/LITERATURE
It's fun to explore the lives of our favourite authors, artists, musicians. Take us on a journey down the roads they travelled, to the places they hung out in and got their inspiration. Provide some background information on them and perhaps a picture of them too.

EXOTIC ADVENTURES
Whether it's a trek in the Himalayas or a camel ride on the Sahara, we want to be there with you. Make it as exciting as it was for you. And don't forget to let us know the requirements (physical, etc) for such an adventure.

TRAVEL MEMOIRS
These are creative non-fiction vignettes of your travel experiences. Why where you there? What did it mean to you? What did you learn from it?

FASCINATING CITIES
Take us with you as you stroll the streets of fascinating cities you have visited. Introduce us to the history of the city, the people, and the interesting places you visited there.

TEXT

For all stories, well-researched content is a must. We want to smell the aromas, taste the food, explore the streets and hidden paths, and meet the people who call this destination home. Please provide a side-bar with destination or site information. Stories can vary in length from 500 to 1500 words.

Previously published work is accepted as long as the author owns the copyright.

We are looking for new writers who want to establish their travel journalism careers. Please include a short bio and links to your travel blog or website which will be published along with the article.

We offer our writers a modest honorarium for articles we publish. Stories of 500 to 900 words - $10; 1000 words or more - $15; Features - $25. Payment is made by cheque, money order or Paypal on publication.

When we pay you for your story, we are buying FIRST NORTH AMERICAN SERIAL RIGHTS. After 90 days you are at liberty to submit your story elsewhere but once we have paid for it, we will NOT remove from the TRAVEL THRU HISTORY site.

Submit all queries or include your article in the body of an email or as an attached text file to: submissions[at]travelthruhistory[dot]com. (Please note that you will have to change the [at] & [dot] in the address to the correct protocol in the To: field of your email.)

PHOTOS

♦ Photos should set the scene, showing specific items of interest as they relate to your narrative.
♦ Your story must be accompanied by at least five jpg photographs of good computer quality, (minimum 300 dpi).
♦ Photos must be submitted as attachments, not embedded into your text document.
♦ Provide photo credit(s) at the bottom of your article, ensuring you have permission to use the photographs if it is not your own. It's your responsibility to ensure there are no copyright infringements.
♦ Number and name the photos in the same order that they should be placed in the article.
♦ Indicate in your article where each photo should be and we will try and place it there. For example, if you'd like #1 photo at the beginning of the first paragraph, on that place in your article, write <#1 photo here>.
♦ A numbered 'key' to the photos, with short captions should be appended to the end of your article.
♦Please do not send photos or graphics until we have responded to your query.