Thursday, January 04, 2007

Published in a Most Unlikely Way

The Out Traveler is a magazine I get with my subscription to The Advocate. It’s a little on the boy-crazy side, but it’s a very good publication, with plenty of information of interest to women, and the tone is nice. They talk about places I might actually go to, and mention hotels that I might actually stay in. They don’t assume everyone is on a Conde Nast-type budget (or lack thereof).

It’s the kind of magazine I could imagine writing for, but oddly enough, a photograph is the first thing they’re ever going to publish from me. In their print magazine they have a feature called "Souvenir." It’s a page where readers are invited to send in vacation photos. A few months ago I sent a few of mine in on a whim, all from my round-the-world trip. I didn’t really expect anything to come of it, but yesterday I heard from them saying they’d like to include a Japan shot in an online slideshow starting January 8. I don’t know where exactly this will appear, but I’ll keep checking and provide a link as soon as I find it myself.


Don Clausing said...

That's great. I hope they use the picture shown because I have always liked that one. But you may have to look out for the Job Title Police. You seem to be having as much luck with photos as articles.

"Ms. Clausing, Job Title Police here. Just a few questions. We have several published photos of yours here, but only a couple articles. Seem to call yourself a Travel Writer. I'm sure it's just a misunderstanding, but the way to help yourself out here is to start telling the truth. If you could come on down to Job Title Police Headquarters. Just a couple of questions. Like I said, probably just a misunderstanding."

Nicole said...

Interestingly, that's what happened to my friend John--he found there was a lot less rejection and a lot more money in photography. But if you saw how many photos of my own thumbs, camera straps, and lens caps I've taken over the years, you'd know I'm a writer, not a photographer.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.