Publisher: Beyond Words Pty Ltd
Circulation: 30000 Bimonthly
Accepts Email Submissions: Yes
Website URL: No Website Available
Description: BTG Magazine is an Australian niche travel magazine for backpackers and independant travellers in Australia. BTG presents a savvy, streetwise and contemporary view on backpacking in Australia. TLE - travel, lesiure, and entertainment.
Editor(s): Jason Buchan
Phone: 02-9552 1886
Fax: 02-9552 3933
Address: 87 Glebe Point Road
Sydney, NSW 2037
Rights: Beyond Words Pty Ltd has the copywrite to stories, and no material can be reproduced without the permission of the publisher.
Needs: WRITERS GUIDELINES FOR BTG MAGAZINE.
BTG Magazine is a bimonthly publication devoted to backpackers and independent travellers, travelling in Australia. BTG is interested in any article, query, story idea, that covers the following:
DESTINATION ARTICLES: Travel pieces that relate to Australian destinations. Trip stories, with emphasis on adventures that readers can duplicate. Daily Log format discouraged, in favour of interpreting the trip planning, unusual occurrences, and lessons learned, discoveries not in guidebooks, ect. Budget travel emphasised.
OFF-BEAT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL: Stories that inform and encourage active living and travel
HUMOR: Tongue and Cheek pieces on subjects related to TLE (Travel, Leisure, and Entertainment). The motto here is: Cheeky but not nasty.
WORK OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAVELLERS IN AUSTRALIA
ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOREIGN FANTASY
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN AN ARTICLE
Content is the most important criterion for us in evaluating a query or story. We want only 2 things: Good writing and original ideas. We want to know if the material will have something useful to amuse, teach, and inspire our readers, and if so whether it will be sufficiently important to them to justify making room for it in an issue of BTG. If the article is about an Australian destination, is the destination suited to backpackers and independent travellers that will excite the readers interest? Or is there something else that gives the story an edge to entice our readers? Is the writing clear, expressive, and well organised or would the piece need a lot of editing? We are looking for practical articles promoting Australia, good times, and great travel experiences. We like human interest stories, inspirational pieces, features on uncovered areas, seasonal material, humorous pieces.
Art/Photo Needs: Photography can be sent as jpeg (300 DPI) or sent to us on CD (300 DPI).
Payment: Our text rates range between $100 and $250 depending on the length and research involved in preparing the article. Most feature stories run approximately 1200 words and the average fee $150. We pay by the word 10 cents per word.
We pay direct into the writers account. What we require is Bank Name, BSB number, Account Number. Invoices must include an ABN Number (Australian Tax purposes) or an equilvent number that indicates he or she is registered under a business name.
How to Submit: Microsoft Word email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Response Time: Accepting submissions for the Aug-Sep 2002 issue, Oct-Nov 2002, Dec-Jan ect...
Tips for Writers: Content is the most important criterion for us in evaluating a query or story. We want only 2 things: Good writing and original ideas. BTG is interested in any article, query, story idea, that covers our requirments as stated in our 'Writers Guidlines'. Write to email@example.com with story ideas and critique (EG: story angle)
Sample Copies/Subscription Information: On request we post out a copy.