Tips for Contributors


Your contributor bio

We’re hoping to standardize bios. Please review your bio and ensure it’s limited to 50 words.

  1. Writing in the third person, but be careful not to start each sentence with your name or gender.
  2. Tell readers why they should want to read your article. Did you just return from a major trip? Are you a certified sommelier?
  3. Use humor if it works.
  4. This is not a resume – don’t simply list all your publications – this means nothing to readers.
  5. Make sure you write in complete sentences.
  6. It’s okay to include your website or blog URL but do not include social media profiles or any other links.
  7. Make sure you have a gravatar! If you do not have a Gravatar account, sign up for one here.


How to Write an Author Bio That Doesn’t Suck:


Sourcing photos

High-quality photos improve the credibility of your article, as well as your reputation as a professional writer. Feel free to ask hosts, PR reps, CVBs, and other businesses you interact within your article for professional photos, if you don’t have high-res photos of your own. FWT Magazine does not accept creative commons photos.


Sharing your articles

  1. You can share directly from the sharing links below your article.
  2. Write three or more different headlines to share along with the URL of your article.
  3. Schedule out social media posts of your article for an extended period, such as 1 week, 2 week and 1 month intervals.
  4. Share your articles on your LinkedIn profile.
  5. Include @FWTMagazine with your Tweets and we’ll retweet them for increased amplification.
  6. Does your post fit into one of the IFWTWA Twitter programs – #TravelTuesday, #WineWednesday, or #FoodieFriday? If so, be sure to share it in the IFWTWA Facebook group sharing threads.
  7. Share your article within any social media groups you belong to.
  8. You can also re-share the articles posted by the FWT team to your profiles for even greater exposure – retweet, regram, etc.
  9. Don’t forget to notify your hosts, PR Reps, CVB’s etc. of your article publication so that they can share the article too!