Roads & Kingdoms is an independent journal of food, politics, travel and culture. It was voted the Gold Winner for Best Travel Journalism Site by the Society of American Travel Writers. The magazine first launched in Myanmar as a Tumblr that became a home for reports on everything from Burmese civil war to dissident MCs to the perils of rancid crab. R&K is now a fulltime digital magazine based in New York and Barcelona, publishing longform dispatches, interviews and global ephemera daily.
Our current publishing partnerships include The Far Post, a global soccer series with Sports Illustrated and weekly foreign correspondence dispatches with Slate. We also partner with select brands: email contact @ roadsandkingdoms.com for more information.
“Roads & Kingdoms”, by the way, is cribbed from The Book of Roads & Kingdoms, a phenomenal early travelogue written in the 11th century by Abu Abdullah al-Bakri in Córdoba, now home to a mediocre football club playing in Spain’s second division.
How to Pitch: We accept pitches from freelance writers, carousers and photographers. The first and most important thing is to read Roads & Kingdoms. Our stories are a little different here, and if you can pick up on that difference, you’ll have a much better chance of success. We do not accept completed manuscripts, so even if you’ve already written a piece, just send us a pithy paragraph or two about what it is. Email your idea to [email protected] and you’ll get an autoresponse with more information about our rates and approval process.
Mission: Combine food, travel, and foreign correspondence for those who love that kind of thing as much as we do