What Do We Look For in Submissions?Gaycation Magazine Writers

We try to give our readers content about all aspects of gaycation destinations including features on style, dining and the culture of gay travel that is informative, inspiring, and sometimes entertaining.

We are interested in helpful articles with actionable tips or surprising facts, such as “10 Reasons Why You Need to Travel Abroad during Pride Season,” or “5 Tips for Your Long Plane Flight.” We also love personal stories about your gaycation experience.

Once your article is published, please share with your friends via email, your website, Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media you use. The more people who know about your article in Gaycation Magazine, the better is it for you and the better it is for Gaycation Magazine.

Article Sections:

Features:

In-depth articles detailing destinations, sites, or events covering the issues theme.  Typically 1,000 – 1,300 words.

What was I thinking?:

Stories submitted by Gaycationers about crazy experiences that left them scratching their heads and opining, “What was I thinking?”  Typically 500 – 750 words.

Book It!:

Recommendations of LGBT-friendly hotels and resorts that help you engage with the identity of a destination.  Typically 750 – 1,000 words.

There’s This Place:

Where to go next?  Gaycation Magazine’s recommendations of unusual LGBT destinations off the beaten path.  Typically 1,000 – 1,300 words.

Postcards (Photo Section):

Photos of Experiential LGBT travel moments captured by Gaycationers worldwide.

Gaycationers:

Photos of real LGBT travelers and explorers who have gone before you providing insights and resources which inspire you to pursue your personal travel passion.

Out n About:

Stories from LGBTQ travelers from around the globe.  Typically 750 – 1,000 words.

Feast:

An in-depth exploration of a traditional local dish and how it connects to the culture, with recipes and recommendations where to eat.  Typically 750 – 1,000 words.

Threads:

The latest style trends, insights and tips from our fashion experts for the world traveler in all of us.  Typically 750 – 1,000 words.

The Wire:

Brief LGBT travel news and information about new hotel/resort openings, cruise itineraries, travel planning tips, and products and services.

Found It!:

Short description of “must have” travel items for everyone from the novice weekender to the seasoned globetrotter.

Blogging:

Short stories about gay travel with a minimum of 3 images per post.  Blogging requires a minimum of 2 posts per month.  Typically 300-500 words  All blog posts auto-post across all of our active social media outlets, which is great exposure for you/your gay travel business.

Tone: Gay travel and travel related items that are Inclusive, accessible, and generally positive.

Original Content: We ask that all submissions be unique and original to Gaycation Magazine. We generally do not accept articles that have already been published elsewhere either in print or online (not even on your personal blog) or that you plan to distribute to other publications or websites.

Acceptance:  By submitting your article to Gaycation Magazine you acknowledge that you accept our terms, and any form of editing that might occur on behalf of the Gaycation Magazine editorial team.

Sound good? If you’re interested in writing for Gaycation Magazine please complete the steps below.

E-mail the Editor with the following:

  • Your full article with a working title. Please send this within the body of an email or in a word document.
  • Any relevant images for your post (please send as separate files, not pasted within a doc) with links to original source if you do not own the image rights. Images must be large, high quality (300 dpi) JPEGs, PNGs, or PDFs.
  • For the reader-submitted photo section, please provide your name, date, and location of the image.  Images must be large, high quality (300 dpi) JPEGs, PNGs, or PDFs.
  • Your brief bio (less than 120 words) with links to your site, Facebook, Twitter, pages and a headshot photo if you have one.

Please keep in mind that if your article is accepted it might require editing, which can include copy, title, and image changes. By submitting to Gaycation Magazine you acknowledge that you accept any form of editing that might occur on behalf of the Gaycation Magazine editorial team.

Fine print:  Any articles, photos or information submitted to Gaycation Magazine become the sole property of Gaycation Magazine.  The views and opinions stated throughout the magazine are not necessarily the view and opinion of Gaycation Magazine.  Gaycation Magazine and its affiliates will not knowingly publish or advertise information, which is fraudulent or misleading.  The Publisher reserves the right to edit, limit, revise, or reject any submission without cause.  Gaycation Magazine and its affiliates assume no financial responsibility for typographical errors.  If any errors are found, please notify Gaycation Magazine immediately.  Materials in this publication may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from the Publisher.