April 30, 2010

EsseryThe Mikel Essery Travel Writing Contest has an interesting story; check out their website. And here’s an open invitation for the travel writing contest. Get your submission in before May 1st.

“We are sending you this sincere invitation to take a look and contribute to the difussion of the Second Mikel Essery Travel Writing Contest 2010 that we want to turn into a cozy, hospitable and truthful place for writers and travelers.

“So far we have successfully completed the first, 2009 edition, and we have received words of encouragement from most of the participants. The winner in this first edition has been the Santa Fe based writer JANN HUIZENGA with the piece KEEPER OF THE KEYS, who has won a 16 day Trip to Costa Rica. Other prizes,

November 30, 2009
12:00 am

Woman_NZ200x95The website Wanderlust and Lipstick – “Your destination for women’s travel” announced a travel writing contest with a Grand Prize of a 12-day Health and Harmony land tour of Vietnam—valued at $1995—with Buffalo Tours. There will also be five Best in Category prizes of Bayliss bags from Overland Equipment and CoolMax Blankets and Travel Pillows from Cocoon. The contest is open to women only. Deadline for submitting your entries is November 30, 2009. Categories are:

  • Adventure
  • Family Fun
  • Food & Drink
  • Off the Beaten Path
  • Spiritual

Complete contest details here.

September 21, 2009
12:00 am

From Travelers’ Tales: Award-winning publisher Travelers’ Tales is the sponsor of The Solas Awards, an annual competition to honor excellence in travel writing.

best2009Extraordinary stories about travel and the human spirit have been the cornerstones of our books since 1993. With the Solas Awards we honor writers whose work inspires others to explore. We’re looking for the best stories about travel and the world—funny, illuminating, adventurous, uplifting, scary, inspiring, poignant—stories that reflect the unique alchemy that occurs when you enter unfamiliar territory and begin to see the world differently as a result. We hope these awards will be a catalyst for those who love to leave home and tell others about it.

September 1, 2009
12:00 am

From Christy Quinto at Travelers’ Tales:

Travelers’ Tales is seeking submissions to its annual anthology of the greatest travel stories penned by women from around the world. Our books capture the full range of travel experiences: adventure, mysticism, humor, cross-cultural connection, transformation.

Story length can be anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 words. Previously published pieces are fine, as long as you retain the copyright. Payment is $100 plus a free copy of the anthology. Author Stephanie Elizondo Griest will edit the collection.

January 9, 2009
12:00 am

From GeckoGoneBlogging:

“Wanna be a travel writer? Get a World Nomads’ 2009 Travel Scholarship & Writing assignment. Love to travel? Want to be a published travel writer?

“Here’s your awesome chance to do it – between now and January 9, 2009 – our friends over at World Nomads are offering a travel writing scholarship to Kerala, where you’ll be writing for Footprint Guides.

“What do I win?

* flight to Kerala, India between February 16th and March 7, 2008
* a 10-day tour with Blue Yonder Tour
* self-guided assignment updating travel insurance: accommodations, bars & restaurants, etc.
* Footprint travel writing assignment for Footprints India 2009

December 15, 2008
11:00 pm

Travel writing contest calls for submissions on the ‘dangerous world’

Professionals, freelancers and writers worldwide are invited to submit their travel stories to the 2009 Narrative Travel Writing Contest, organized by TransitionsAbroad.com.

The theme for this year’s contest is “Travel in a Dangerous World.” Submissions should address whether the world is truly more dangerous than it has ever been, or if governments and media have exaggerated the threats.

Stories will be judged based on their sensitivity to the people and culture being described, ability to engage the reader, and literary quality.

December 31, 2008
12:00 am

Road Junky 2008 Gonzo Travel Writing Contest – Hell Trips

Cities that make the traveler go mad

Let’s face it, stories about people falling in love, getting high on drugs and enjoying stunning mountain views only take you so far. There hasn’t been a movie made yet that begins “And they will all live happily ever after …”

There’s way more juice in hearing about the nightmare stories, the hell trips when everything that could go wrong did. So we want to hear about your worst journeys, your near-death experiences, when you were robbed, beaten up, extorted, heartbroken or brainwashed.

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