FWT Magazine Submission Guidelines

FWT Magazine is a digital magazine published quarterly by the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). Our global network of more than 400 members are journalists, bloggers and freelance writers who uncover the amazing experiences of food, wine and travel around the world.

  1. Submission is open only to regular members of IFWTWA. Associate Members may not contribute content but are encouraged to advertise in the magazine. Learn more about becoming a member of IFWTWA.
  2. Please review previous issues to familiarize yourself with the type of content we publish. Articles should be experiential sharing a personal perspective on the topic you’re covering. Readers want to hear personal experiences. Articles should be non-promotional.
  3. All articles submitted must be original content and may not have been previously published on any platform, including personal blogs.
  4. Please send the editors an email with an overview of the article you plan to submit. It does not need to be a formal pitch but will help us in planning out the next issue.
  5. Contributors must have full rights to content and photos submitted. We will not accept stock photos or Creative Commons photos. All photos must be high quality and include proper captions and attribution (see submitting your article for more details).
  6. Spell check, proofread and fact check your article before submitting, and verify all hyperlinks are working properly. Our editors will only do a minimum of proofing and editing; too many errors will result in your article being returned or rejected. FWT Magazine’s editorial staff uses The Associated Press Stylebook as a guide for editing.
  7. As a contributor, you will be expected to share your article content, and that of other contributors, across your social media platforms (ideally more than once). It is everyone’s responsibility to help grow the FWT Magazine audience. Please review our tips for contributors.
  8. When you are ready to upload your content, please read and follow the step-by-step directions on submitting your article.

Registered contributors, please follow the IFWTWA private Facebook group group for updates on submissions and deadlines. Also follow the FWT Magazine Facebook public page for more information.

Feature Stories

Word Count: 800-1400 words

Photo Requirements:Three to five high-quality photos are required. Photos must be at least 1200 pixels wide when submitting but be advised that you may be requested to provide higher resolution images (2250 pixels wide and 1650 high) for the digital magazine should the designer request it. All articles will now be published on the FWT Magazine site using full-width photos only. You must have publication rights for all photos.

Note: by submitting your photos, you give permission for the FWT Magazine staff to use your photos for promotional purposes and on social media.

Photo Essays

Photo essays are welcome if the images are excellent quality. Photo essays must have a minimum of eight photos and 800 words.

Quarterly Columns – have been discontinued

Contributor Bio

Please include a brief bio in your ‘User’ profile in the left hand column, 50 words maximum. The first sentence will automatically appear on the FWT Magazine contributors page. Please include links to your blog and your IFWTWA profile. Do not include a byline in the text of your article.

FWT Magazine uses Gravatar to populate its profile photos. If you do not have a Gravatar account, sign up for one here.


Posting your story does not guarantee that it will be published, only that it will be submitted to the Editorial Review Panel. If you do not follow ALL of the submission guidelines in submitting your article, your article will be rejected and returned to you. The editors are not responsible for correcting your articles or adding content.

Publication Dates and Deadlines

FWT Magazine is published on March 22, June 21, September 21 and December 22 (the beginning of each season). Deadlines for articles are three weeks prior to each publication date.

Summer 2017
Deadline: May 21
Publication date: June 21

Fall 2017
Deadline: August 22
Publication date: September 22

Winter 2017
Deadline: November 21
Publication date: December 21

Instructions for submitting your article
Register to be a contributor – IFWTWA members only

If you have further questions, please contact the editors. Please note that submissions are only open to IFWTWA members. Learn more about becoming a member of IFWTWA.