Have you always fancied yourself as a travel writer, but don’t know where to start? Done the travelling, but uncertain how to turn it into ideas the magazines actually want? Passport to Publication will take you through the whole process, from generating different ideas from the same trip, pitching the ideas to magazines, writing up your articles, as well as coming up with all the extras: photos, boxouts, fact panels, etc.

Course Organiser

Name: Lois Maddox – Relax & Writer

Website: http://www.malagaworkshops.co.uk

Email: loisbm@aol.com

Telephone: 01454 773579

Course Venue

Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester

Course Breakdown

This course is for anyone interested in writing travel article, whether you’re a beginner or already have some success and want to develop further. The weekend is designed to give you the practical steps to feel confident approaching markets and developing ideas.


Friday 23rd March 2018

5pm to 6pm – Introduction to everyone in the group. An investigation into what a travel article is and isn’t. What makes a travel article?


Saturday 24th March 2018

9.45am to 10.45am – One travel trip – many articles. Ways to maximise the number of ideas from one travel trip.

11.30am – 12.30pm – Analysing travel magazine markets. Which readers will be interested in your ideas? How to twist your ideas to fit the different readerships.

3.00pm – 3.45pm – Creating your reader’s journey – structuring your travel article.

4.30pm to 5.30pm – Adding magic to your features – ways to make the reader want to follow in your footsteps.

Evening: free time (or more time to work on your ideas!)

Sunday 25th March 2018

9.45am to 10.45am – The travelling F’s: Fact Files and Fotos! Providing all of those extras that travel feature editors love.

11.15am to 12.30pm – Approaching the editor. Final Q&As


Approx £250 (includes all accommodation, food and tutoring). For exact cost contact Lois Maddox.


To book your place, please contact Lois Maddox, Course Organiser, whose details appear at the top of the page.

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