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Guest Post Submission Guidelines

About The Genre Traveler

The Genre Traveler is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill travel blog. The mission of this website is to help science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans bring their love of genre fiction, film, and television on the road when they go on vacation. It not only connects them to conventions, film and TV locations, and genre-themed events and amusement parks, but also provides suggestions for infusing their interests into everyday life — a.k.a. Seeing the World Through Genre-Colored Glasses.

Who Can Write for Us?

I’m open to all submissions as long as I feel they are in alignment with the mission of this blog and will be of value to its current and future readers.

I do not pay for bylined guest posts. I charge for ghostwritten posts. Contact me for the fee schedule.

Types of Content Accepted

Rules

  • Posts must be original and exclusive to The Genre Traveler.
  • I do not publish press releases but am open to receiving them as a leaping off point for my own stories.
  • I only accept pitches, drafts will be ignored if not previously pitched.

Content Ideas

  • Interviews with science fiction, fantasy or horror authors, especially if it includes information about where they like to travel or their favorite places to visit.
  • Travel stories with a genre twist. Make sure your story is aimed at SF/F/H fans! Have you written a guide or review of Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge? I’d love to post that!
  • Film and TV location guides
  • SF/F/H literary travel guides — e.g. 3 Travel Stops for Edgar Alan Poe Fans. Know some great road-side attractions that genre travelers would love? Pitch me your round up story!

Publishing Frequency

I aim to publish content at least once a month, but will often publish more often if something comes up. Once accepted, a guest post will usually be scheduled for within two weeks.

Post Guidelines

Post Length: For SEO, posts must be at least 500 words long. I’ll accept articles up to 1500 words long.

Image Requirements: You need not provide an image, but it is helpful if you do. Make sure you have permission to use the image on my site and provide the credits.

Citing sources: Be sure to cite your sources!

Links in Content: You are welcome to include one link to your site in the body of the article, as well as in your by line. A link to relevant content on The Genre Traveler should also be included, as this helps with SEO.

Other Advice: Use the active voice. Passive voice makes me cringe when used too much. Infuse your article with your personality!

Submission Guidelines:

Accepted Formats: Word or text document attached to the email.

Point of Submission: Send your submission to editor[at]thegenretraveler[dot]com.

Subject Line: Include “moon chicks with purple hair” somewhere in your pitch email, or you run the risk of being ignored. Also, include “Ed Straker” in your subject line.

Include a Byline and Headshot: Every guest post comes with an “About the Author” section. Please include a short bio and a headshot image with your submission for this section. Headshots should be at least 150 x 150 pixels.

The Genre Travelers reserves the right to edit headlines, body copy, and author bio for grammar and SEO considerations.

General Considerations

Don’t worry if it takes a couple of weeks to get back to you. The Genre Travelers is a labor of love, but it is also a side project. It doesn’t get the first priority in my day.

I will respond to your email if you’ve followed the guidelines. If not, then I may ignore your emails and not respond.

At this point in time, I do not provide editorial commentary on rejected submissions.

Ready to Send Your Pitch?

Awesome! Send a concise pitch, with three possible article titles and a short 1-2 sentence description of each one to editor[at]thegenretraveler[dot]com.

Examples of the Concept

Here are some images of Carma seeing the world through genre-colored glasses. Maybe these visuals will help you understand the concept further.

Carma with angel wings

galaxy's edge