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Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast

April 25, 2013

Avalon Travel is seeking a professional writer to cover Istanbul, the Turkish coast, and major destinations in central Turkey for Moon Travel Guides. This is a contract position, not a full-time office job.

The writer should live in or near Istanbul or must have very close ties to the country and go often. The writer must be very knowledgeable about the attractions in and around Istanbul, the Turkish coast, and major destinations in central Turkey (e.g., Cappadocia, Konya, Ankara), should be able to provide strategic planning advice for travelers, and should have previous experience writing about the destinations.

This guidebook will be in the Moon Handbooks format, and the writer selected will be responsible for updating the book every two to three years.

Interested applicants should send a resume, a cover letter, and up to five relevant clips to avalon.acquisitions@perseusbooks.com. In the cover letter, explain why you are the best person to write this book. Please include “Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast” in the subject line of your message.

No phone calls, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted for further consideration. (Note: There is no need to submit a full proposal at this point.) We apologize that we may not be able to respond personally to each applicant.


We are also looking for authors for the following destinations:

  • South Africa
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Vietnam
  • Bahamas
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Rhode Island

About Moon Handbooks

For more than 30 years, Moon Handbooks have appealed to an eclectic group of travelers, from backpacking students to solo adventurers to families on vacation (and a budget). With expert writers delivering a mix of honest insight, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon Handbooks make independent travel and outdoor exploration fun and accessible and ensure that travelers have an uncommon and entirely satisfying experience. Moon Handbooks not only guide, they inspire.

Address all correspondence to:

Acquisitions Editor
email avalon.acquisitions@perseusbooks.com

Please do not mail hard copy pitches or proposals to the Avalon Travel office.





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