Please take a moment and read through the 52perfectdays tips for submitting page. We look forward to hearing from you and are always looking for new and interesting article contributions.
Read Several Articles on our Site
Take time to understand how we structure our articles. Peruse our site and familiarizing yourself with different city and category pages to get a feel for our style, content and the tone and types of travel angles we prefer.
The Pitch or Query
Please submit a compelling synopsis of your idea, specifying the city you would like to cover and the category your idea falls under. As well, please share a bit about yourself when sending your query; we are interested in your background and writing experience.
Please submit your queries in 12 point text, Times New Roman font and single-spaced.
Think Outside of the Box
If you have an idea for a story on a particular city, check the site first and make sure it hasn’t already been covered. If the topic has been covered, offer a new angle or show that you can bring a fresh approach to the topic.
You are the Ultimate Insider
Consider your local knowledge about the place you live or have lived, because one person’s home is another’s exciting or exotic destination. Your knowledge, experience and travel adventures are the spirit of 52 Perfect Days.
Edit, Edit, Edit
Submit your piece as though it’s a final draft, not the first. Run your piece by friends or family before you submit it. Because we are an online travel magazine, remember that less is more-consolidate your ideas for strong and insightful delivery.
Frequent spelling errors can lead to instant rejection. Spelling is a sign of a writer’s attention to detail.
A digital image can be as important as the words on the page to pull a reader in or offer an instantaneous perspective. We encourage our writers to offer accompanying digital images.
*Images need to be jpegs at least 550 pixels wide. At this time we prefer landscape rather than vertical images. Please do not insert images into your Word document, but instead send them as an attachment.
We do our best to follow up with every query. If you haven’t heard from us within three weeks of sending your pitch please contact us.
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Alexa Meisler is the editorial director of 52 Perfect Days. Born in Paris, France she has since lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. She currently resides in San Diego with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring California and Mexico.
Travel has always been a part of her life; traveling to such places as Morocco, Tangiers and Spain as a young child as well as taking many road trips to Mexico with her grandparents as a young girl. Since then, she has traveled abroad to locations such as Russia, Taiwan and throughout Europe.
Prior to working at 52 Perfect Days she was a freelance travel writer; focusing on family and women’s adventure experiences.