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Increase your chances of getting published: We receive well over 1,000 submissions per year yet publish just one story per week. To increase your chances of hearing a “yes,” we strongly recommend that new and budding travel writers follow this advice in our free guide, The Rejection Report.

How to Submit Your Travel Writing to Intrepid Times:

At Intrepid Times, we publish narrative travel writing with heart. Since 2014, our mission has been to share authentic stories that capture the essence of an experience, a place, or a journey. We pay all our writers within one month of publication and accept submissions free of charge, from around the world. 

Note: We have recently simplified our submissions process and unified all types of stories into the one category below:

Criteria for Intrepid Times Stories:

  • Wordcount: 1200-2500
  • High-quality, original photography: At least two publishable images required.
  • Theme: Narrative travel stories that provide deep and evergreen insight into a place, a journey, or a shared experience.
  • Accepting pitches? On Spec (i.e already written) pieces strongly preferred, though we will consider pitches from established writers, as well as writers we have previously published
  • We pay: $100 USD per story, including publishable, original photographs, and payment will be sent within one month of publication (publication wait times are not long, usually 4-6 weeks from acceptance)
  • License: You keep the rights and license us to give your story a home, with a three-month period of exclusivity from the date of publication on Intrepid Times. Full terms sent upon acceptance.

Submit your writing as a Word Doc or Google Doc to with the subject line: Intrepid Times Story: [Title]

Please submit only original, factual, non-fiction stories that have not been published elsewhere. We review every submission closely and publish at least one new story per week.

*Writers who we do choose to publish are paid an agreed-upon fee within one month of publication, typically by PayPal. Writers maintain the copyright to their works, though we do ask as a courtesy for exclusivity for at least three months after we publish a piece.

T&C: All material published on Intrepid Times will be set-up under a new account for each writer using the email address you submitted under and will be subject to our Terms and Conditions. For any questions about terms, please write to us at


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