In 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.
— Sherry Yuan
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