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Travel writing webinar: The fine art of pitching (and following up...)
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We are collaborating with Adventure.com Senior Editor and brilliant freelance writer Meera Dattani to produce a series of webinars over the next year and we’re kicking off with an ever popular topic: pitching!
What makes a travel pitch stand out? Why do some writers have high hit rates while others feel their emails end up in the wilderness? How does your 'great idea' turn into a commission?
Join us on Wednesday 20th September at 1pm BST for the first in a series of webinars curated and hosted by travel journalist and editor Meera Dattani in collaboration with us here at Talking Travel Writing.
On this webinar, commissioning travel editors Lyn Hughes from Wanderlust magazine, Ellie Cobb from BBC Travel, Grace Beard from Time Out Travel and Meera Dattani from Adventure.com will discuss the fine art of pitching — everything from what editors (and their team) really need to know to how best to follow up on pitches, plus plenty of extra tips, insights, and dos and don'ts of this all-important but often frustrating process in travel writing.
We will also allow plenty of time for a Q&A session at the end — you can send questions in advance to Meera at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can submit them during the webinar using the Q&A box.
Tickets are £6 including recording — you will receive a recording even if you can’t attend on the day itself. Watch this space for more events.
About the panellists
Grace is Time Out's deputy travel editor, based in London. She's been a travel editor and writer for nine years, previously at Culture Trip, Plum Guide and National Trust. She's interested in commissioning features on travel trends, under-explored destinations, and interesting stories on culture, community, nightlife and food in exciting places around the world.
With 20+ years' experience in travel media, Ellie Cobb is Senior Journalist at BBC Travel, where she develops, commissions, writes and edits original and engaging narrative travel stories for a global audience. As well as commissioning writers across the globe, Ellie also mentors a number of new writers each year, helping them come up with story ideas and teaching them how to perfectly pitch them.
A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Lyn is an award-winning writer and editor and founder of Wanderlust magazine. She’s an in demand as a speaker, moderator, presenter, host and judge. She believes in tourism as a force for good, benefiting local communities, wildlife and the natural world.
Meera Dattani is senior editor at Adventure.com, a freelance travel and culture journalist, mentor, speaker, and former Chair and Events Director of the British Guild of Travel Writers. She has a special interest in positive impact tourism, food heritage, wildlife and conservation, and decolonising and modernising travel writing.