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TRAVEL JOURNALISM MASTERCLASS

Get your stories published

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DISCOVER what editors want.

LEARN how the market works.

LIFT your skills to professional levels.

MOVE into the world of travel journalism.



"It was amazing how much you managed to cram in. We learned so much and all that insider information is really priceless. It has changed my way of thinking and working. You did say the course could change your life! Both the guest editors were such lovely generous people and it was an honour to meet them. I will of course be contacting them..." – Dianne



What's in the course?

This comprehensive weekend course is a fast track to professional status. It explains in real detail how to create top-quality travel articles and get them published.

The course is taught by editors from top magazines and newspapers, offering the inside track on the commercial and creative issues involved in travel journalism. We also look at how to build a business and live the freelance writer's life. Seminars are illustrated with samples of good pitches and articles, and explanations of what makes them work and sell.

Key content includes: how to structure travel features, trends in the digital world, what editors want and how to approach them, pitching angles, how to describe places and people, top tips for openings and endings, writing with facts, and researching the market. These are invaluable insights for success in the marketplace, and rarely available from top professionals.

Expert tutors

Course leader
  • Jonathan Lorie, former editor of Traveller magazine, now a freelance travel writer for The Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic Traveller, London Evening Standard and others. Jonathan is Britain's most experienced tutor in travel writing.

Guest speakers
  • Glen Mutel, Features Editor at National Geographic Traveller (July).
  • Isabel Choat, Online Travel Editor at The Guardian, formerly Print Travel Editor there (July and December).
  • Nick Boulos, travel writer of the year 2013, former Travellers' Tales student (December).

Early booking discount

Get 10% off by booking early. Full price for this course is £350 – but only £315 if booked up to 4 weeks ahead.

Add extra learning

Online critique service for a personal assessment of your writing, available only to Travellers' Tales students. This one-to-one service is provided online after the course, at your own convenience. Simply add a critique to your shopping cart (right) and you can email us an 800-word piece of your travel writing, after the course. Our expert tutors will return a detailed written critique within two weeks.



JULY 1 & 2

DECEMBER 2 & 3


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ONLINE BOOKING
DECEMBER MASTERCLASS

Early price available until four weeks before the event


ONLINE CRITIQUE SERVICE
FEEDBACK ON 800 WORDS

Critique instructions will be emailed after the course.



Availability
On Monday, 23 October 2017:
  • July: places unavailable.
  • December: places available.

Learning level
  • This is a masterclass for those interested in getting travel articles published.
  • It is ideal for regular hobbyists, Travellers' Tales past students and professionals from other sectors.
  • Beginners are also most welcome.

Booking notes

Getting there
  • Our venues are in central London, with good public transport links. Off-street parking is not available.
  • Full joining instructions will be emailed to you a fortnight before the course. We do not give out our venue names until after booking.
  • Sessions run from 1015-1700 each day. Doors open at 1000 and classes start promptly.