Writing for Rough Guides
Rough Guides is always on the lookout for good new writers and researchers, and is keen to take on board curious travellers capable of digging out the most arcane information. An obsessive eye for detail is also a great bonus.
We keep a file of all potential contributors, which we dip into as and when the need arises. If you’d like to be considered, please send us your CV, 1000 words on a place you know well – in what you consider to be the Rough Guides style – and any other samples of writing you feel are relevant to your application. It would also be useful to know of any specific areas you feel most inclined to write about. Then, if suitable, we can add your details to the file.
Rough Guides is also always encouraging book proposals; if you would like to compile one, we would certainly read it with interest.
The proposal needs to include: details of content, chapter by chapter; an analysis of the competition; how your book would be different and better than the other guides currently available; some details about yourself and why you would be the best person to write such a guide; and a short sample piece of writing as if extracted from your proposed book. Both proposals and writing samples/letters of inquiry should be sent to the address below:
London WC2R 0RL
Rough Guides photography
At the moment, we’re not commissioning new photographers, but this might change in the future. If you’re interested in photographing for us, please look out for announcements on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
In the mean time, you may may like to add your travel photos to our Facebook page.
Our main office is in London, where much of our editorial, production and marketing operations take place, but we also have a growing office in Delhi.
All our current vacancies in the London office are advertised here.
Or send your CV and cover letter for our files to:
c/o Penguin Group (UK)
London WC2R 0RL