Are you a travel writer who loves beer and food?
We’re always looking for highly engaging writers who can provide expert suggestions or share personal insights and travel experiences on topics that we are passionate about.
Ok Craft Beer Connoisseurs and Foodie Travelers we want BREWSFOODTRAVEL.com to be a collection of voices that represent a variety of opinions, and that includes yours. If you have a story you want to share with the world, let us know!
What We’re Looking For:
We’re looking for smart, educational, articulate, insightful pieces that inform, encourage, motivate and entertain. We are all about being better travelers, helping virgin beer drinkers, and sharing our foodie wisdom. We strongly urge you to read several recent pieces on the site to get an idea of what we are looking for.
We get a lot of submissions and only publish the very best. Here are a few tips for making sure yours rises to the top:
Start out with a bang. The first few sentences of your piece are the most important, so make sure you have a strong hook at the beginning. You want to immediately engage your fellow BFT visitors.
Make a point. We hear lots stories. To make yours stand out, find a way to make it unique and relatable. Take a stance, and make it a must-read for our audience.
Don’t fancy it up. Write how you speak to others. Your story should be a conversation, not a term paper.
Put a positive spin on it. BFT is all about looking at life with an upbeat attitude. That doesn’t mean we’re not realists, but we steer away from the snarky and mean-spirited. If you want to RANT this is not the place.
What We’re Not Looking For:
First and most importantly, we DO NOT accept posts that are advertising in nature or written specifically to drive traffic to a particular site.
BFT is not a home for personal issues, writing experiments, self-promotional press releases, or already-published content of any kind. We only accept stories that are not published anywhere else online and are original to the person submitting them.
We urge you to review the Terms and Conditions before submitting your story idea.
And, please remember, we get hundreds of submissions and can’t respond to every one. But we will respond in a timely manner to those we feel are a good fit!
Send story pitches to us via email. Please include links to writing samples or a blog if you have one. Your pitch should include a summary of what you want to cover and an estimate of the length (BFT pieces are typically 500 to 1000 words long).
Before you submit, please run through this checklist. Have you…
- Added your name, email address, and 3-5 sentence bio to the top of your post? You can also include a link to your website or social media profiles (optional).
- Turned your post into an editable Word Doc?
- Read through the Terms above
If so, you’re ready to submit!
Please share your article submissions to:
(Please note that we don’t publish all posts or respond to all article pitches.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I write for BrewsFoodTravel.com?
Writing for BrewsFoodTravel.com is a great way to advance your career as a writer, get exposure for your book or business, send SEO juice to your blog — and most important, share your experiences and empower other craft beer travelers.
What makes a strong article?
The best articles on BFT have these things in common:
- They are deeply honest and personal. They don’t dance around the details or include vague references to the author’s experiences. They include strong examples and paint a vivid picture that other travelers can relate to.
- They dig beneath the surface. The advice isn’t oversimplified or clichéd; it’s insightful, empowering readers to understand their beer travels on a deeper level.
- The article builds to a clear message/lesson for readers, something that might evoke an “aha!” moment for them.
- When applicable, they’re practical and actionable. Not all articles need a list of places to visit — in fact; some are more powerful without one. But when the topic warrants clear action steps, the article delivers.
- They have a strong, clear connection to being a lover of Craft Beer, Food and Traveling in search of these fine things.
Can I republish my submission on my personal blog?
Sorry, nope! We do not accept submissions that were previously published on your personal blog or on another major website. However, if we run your article on BFT, we will link to your site.
Do you pay for submissions?
We do NOT at this time! If we publish your article, we will link to your bio or website whichever you prefer. If we post your article and it gets mutual beneficial traffic we may reach out and talk about paying for another article
How long should my article be?
Between 500 and 2,000 words, please.
Can I include links within the piece?
Sure! Please include links that will be helpful and relevant for the reader — they can be to appropriate posts on your blog or on any other site (the more reputable the source, the better). No affiliate or paid links.
Are there any style guidelines I should keep in mind?
Yes! They are:
- Where possible, include numbered lists, bullets, and subheadings.
- Remember that for online writing, clarity and easy reading is key.
- Use casual, everyday words rather than academic or formal language. Avoid overly promotional language.
- When applicable, include expert advice. Link to a study or expert source to help prove your point.
- We allow the use of “they” as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun.
- Because we’re based in the U.S., we use American spellings (for example, “color” instead of “colour”).
Are there certain topics you avoid?
Yep. Generally, we reject pieces that give oversimplified or generic advice. Make sure your article provides real value to the reader. You can do this by sharing your personal insights, citing research, or providing personal expert opinion.
Should I write a headline?
Please do! We reserve the right to tweak it for SEO, style, or just to make it more attention-grabbing. But if you want to suggest one, that makes our job easier.
Will you edit my post?
We’ll edit for content and clarity, doing our best to preserve your voice. You’ll be able to see our edits in your Word Doc.
What should I write for my author bio?
Author bios can be fun and casual, or they can showcase what makes you an expert in your field. Aim for 3-5 sentences.
What about my headshot?
Sure, if you would like your headshot next to your bio, but it is not required.
Will you respond to my submission?
We’ll email you if we plan to publish it. Unfortunately, we can’t publish every submission we receive. Because we have a very small editorial team, we don’t reply if we don’t plan to publish the article. Please know that it can take up to two weeks to review your submission; if you have not gotten a reply within four weeks, you can assume that it has not been accepted so feel free to send another.
What should I do after my article is published?
Share it with everyone! Sharing your article helps BFT grow. Also, when it runs, we hope you’ll be active in the comments, responding to readers’ questions or thoughts.
We look forward to your contribution!