Travcom Code of ConductPlease read the following Code of Conduct. Travcom is keen to maintain the organisation's professional status by strongly discouraging members from allowing work to be published without payment. Although we recognise that these are hard times particularly for beginner writers and photographers, we feel that to give work away for free totally devalues the time, skill and effort that has gone into producing it, makes negotiating fair rates harder for other Travcom members, and contributes to a downward spiral that is hard to halt.
There is a wide range of payment rates in the market place, depending mainly on whether payment is calculated by word count or individual image (according to size or placement); or is a lump sum for a story or set of images; or a package deal for story and images together. We urge members to discuss payment with the editor when the story/photos are accepted, rather than waiting till after publication.
Travcom Amended Code of Conduct 2010
Stories from the 2013 Travcom travel writing event Estelle Sarney mentioned some travel stories in her presentation at the March 2013 Travcom travel writing event. We thought you might like to read them. Click on the link below to open Ann Huston's stories (PDFs). A huge thank you to Estelle Sarney, Jeremy Rees and Steve Braunias for thoroughly interesting and very useful presentations about travel writing.
Ann Huston's Volcanoes story part 1
Ann Huston's Volcanoes story part 2
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