I see there are a few freelance journalists on this board so I thought I might bend your ear about submitting articles. Im specifically interested in Travel Journalism ( I know, v.hard to get into but Im giving it a shot ). Anyway Ive a bank of around 30 articles from a student newspaper which is a good start so when I get my exams over Im thinking of pitching to the Travel Eds of the II and IT.
Ive just a few questions;-
1) Is it disingenuous to try to sell an article that has already been published in a student paper? Obviously I'd tell them this but would the fact that it has previously published tend to turn them off?
2)How exactly is a pitch done?Like should I write an article and send it to them or do you write to them telling them about your idea for an article and see if they are interested? Do the nationals supply style guidelines on request or is it up to the writer to try and tailor it to the paper?
Finally can anyone suggest other outlets that may accept freelance travel articles?