Museums are staple tourist attractions around the world.
And, in fact, writing about them has helped me break into the competitive travel writing arena.
My museum stories are one of the keys to my rapid ascent in freelance writing and being published prolifically in print media.
I’ve sold a lot of museum travel articles. I mean, A LOT – more than two hundred! I’ve had museum pieces published in several dozen paying print magazines plus a few websites. (Google Roy Stevenson + museums and you’ll see a few dozen of them).
A great perk from museum writing is that you get free entry when you have assignments. Often, you receive personal guided tours with the museum curator or a local historian—I’ve saved a bundle of money on entry fees!
Even better, many of the editors have taken repeat museum stories from me, and I’ve become their museum “go to” writer. Magazine editors tend to accept subsequent pitches once they’ve run one or two of your articles.
If you’ve had difficulty breaking into travel writing, I heartily recommend you pitch museum stories to specialty magazines. Mine have sold like hot cakes! Yours can, too.
Here’s how to break into the museum story market.