Wander With Wonder is an online food, wine, and travel magazine. We welcome writer pitches from storytellers who want to become part of our story. Please read the below guidelines before you pitch. You can see our current contributors here.
Become Part of the Wander Story
Wander With Wonder shares the stories of those who love to travel. We want to share experiences that explore all of life's wow moments. We need original writing, photography, and/or video that captures the wow moments during your own adventures…Around the World or Across the Street™.
Be sure to read some of our articles so you understand our style. You can find out more about our audience here.
What We Want
We want articles that tell a story. Share what made you say wow. Take our readers along on a journey. We accept pitches for our Travel, Destinations, Eat & Drink and Bring Travel Home sections. Do NOT pitch product reviews or shopping articles.
Word length for Wander articles is about 1,000 to 1,200 words, although we will consider longer articles if you have a story to tell.
We want first-person, narrative stories. Please do not pitch listicles unless there is an amazing concept and you can sell that concept. We encourage personality-driven stories and stories of the people behind a destination. Remember this is a story that only YOU can tell. If it is easily accessible from a Google search, or it sounds like a sales brochure, we don't want it. We want YOUR story.
Beautiful photos are essential for every article. We need at least six photos for every article, including one horizontal featured image. We accept press photos, but you must include the credits. Please, no photos from online sources (copying from Facebook or from a site's website). We can work with you to ensure you submit the best quality photos. You retain rights to your own photos.
We purchase First Worldwide Electronic Rights. We ask that you never post the exact same article elsewhere. We retain the right to use the article and photos to promote the article and the website via social media channels. We retain the right to reprint articles in ebook format for a nominal fee.
Payment varies. All articles include an author byline, photo, short bio, website link, and social media links. We pay on acceptance.
Lead time is about 3 months, but we will consider articles up to one year in advance.
How to Pitch
We welcome editorial pitches, but ask that you please follow these guidelines. Be sure to read them before you submit.
Do NOT send the complete manuscript and do not include any attachments with your initial pitch.
Your short pitch should be in the body of the email. Include the proposed first paragraph, a paragraph or two explaining the overall idea of the article. Make sure you use the voice that matches most Wander articles. Note that our articles are in the first person and we always want a story—not a list or an advertisement!
Please indicate whether or not you have already made the trip. If you have traveled, please let us know if it was a sponsored trip. Please note that we DO accept sponsored trips, but we believe in full disclosure and we need to know this up front. If you have not yet traveled, please let us know when you plan to travel.
Photos—and increasingly videos—are important to online publications. At Wander, we need high-quality photos. They can be a mix of your own photos and photos from sources such as destinations and those provided by a PR firm. We do not want photos you might find in a family photo album.
Please include links to published articles.
Please put WANDER PITCH: TOPIC in the subject line of your email. Send your pitch via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our schedules are crazy and our inboxes are even worse, so it's possible we might miss something. Please, if you haven't heard back in 10 days, feel free to email again.
Thanks and we look forward to having your stories as part of the Wander story.