“Dear Julie Schwietert:
The National Geographic Magazine no longer provides guidelines for writers. The competition for our limited number of assignments is so keen, and the investment in them is so great, that it is very rare for a story to be entrusted to a writer who has not established a professional reputation through the publication of a couple of respected books or a considerable body of work in leading magazines. At this time, we have far more interested freelancers than we do assignments.
Writers guidelines for National Geographic Traveler magazine can be found at
Lisa T. Walker
National Geographic Society”