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This little email is something of an experiment for us. Our monthly emails often fall at the wrong time for promoting important events and cool projects, so we’re trying something new: a little digest of the need-to-know things going on in the industry right now. It’s job news, cool projects and awards.
News in brief…
23rd June: A day of action is planned for the travel industry to bring attention to how the government has left it behind. Events are planned for Edinburgh, Belfast and London, and there’s a Twitterstorm planned for 2pm, too. More detail here.
The AITO Travel Writer of the Year Awards 2020/21 announcement has been postponed again due to the above day of action. New date to come…
Projects to support & follow
There’s just ONE DAY left to pre-order a copy of Lottie’s Dog-Friendly Weekends guidebook before the Crowdfunder ends. Don’t miss out on her dog-friendly travel newsletter, too. (You can bag both by buying the exclusive content option on the Crowdfunder page).
There’s also one last chance to get your copy of JRNY Magazine — the new crowd-funded mag with an equal pay model for all its freelancers — before it goes to print. Buy it here.
You’ve got a week to enter your work into the Best British Travel Travel Writing anthology. We had lots of questions about the funding and payment model for this, so Jess has kindly laid it all out in the FAQ section here (scroll down and check the “Fees & copyright” tab). Enter your work now.
Travel writer and drone photographer David Abram has launched a Crowdfunder for his upcoming book, The Aerial Atlas of Ancient Britain. It is guaranteed to be utterly stunning (I know this because I have a giant print of his on my wall) and his writing on our ancient civilisations is compelling. Buy it here.
The BGTW is running a “Perfect your pitch” webinar with a host of excellent editors including Cathy Adams (The Independent) and Sophie Lam (the i). It’s only £6 for non-members and free for members, so book it here.
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