SHORT STORY GUIDELINES
Are you a travel writer? Ever dreamed of being published for thousands to read? Here’s your chance with this short story contest! All travel writers are welcome. This could be your lucky break as a writer, don’t miss it! What are you waiting for? It’s FREE to enter!
Interpret it how you want, but we want to read about the people you meet while traveling; Locals, fellow travelers, friends, lovers, or even the old man at the bar who changed your life in one conversation! Build a compelling story filled with interaction and the impact of people you meet on the road.
Length: 2,000-5,000 words
Fiction or Non-Fiction, it can be either. Must have inspiring title – make the judges WANT to read your story. ENGLISH ONLY, please!
We will accept multiple entries within reason. Please, no more than three for the sake of keeping the competition fair.
How To Enter:
Simply contact me, let me know you will be participating via Email, Social Media, or any other form of communication and I will put you on the participants’ list. Participants of any level of travel writing experience are encouraged to enter!
Each judge was hand selected because of their excellent writing skills on their own platforms. They will score your short stories based on your creativeness, your attention to detail, and your ability to follow the theme. They own unbiased opinions and will score your entries fairly based on a scale of 1-10. The three stories with the highest total score will be placed in the top three where we will individually announce each place.
The winner will receive the grand prize Travel Essentials Package donated by a plethora of travel and outdoor gear companies. Depending on the number of entries we receive, we may also award the runner-up and third place finisher with goodies. All three of the top three finishers will receive recognition in front of Wanderway’s 10.3k plus audience. In addition, the winner’s story will be published on Wanderway’s site for as long as they’d like with the option to sell it (and make 100% of the profit) or provide it as a free download.
- Travel Essentials Prize Pack
- Recognition on Social Media to 10.3k followers
- Published on Wanderway’s website with option to sell
- Writing consultation with Adam – the Founder of Wanderway
Submit All Entries By: December 31st at 11:59 P.M.
That’s it, that’s all the rules. Now let’s see what you got! Subscribe to the Wanderway Newsletter for competition updates.
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In my 11 years in the Air Force, I have been lucky enough to visit many different countries and see the beautiful cultures of the people who inhabit these amazing places. But I didn’t really SEE these places until I saw them through the lens of my camera. Through all the trials, errors, and successes my love for traveling and photography has only grown. I’m always on the look out for a new skill to challenge myself with, whether it’s searching maps, websites, social media, and reading articles for amazing places to visit. Inspiring others through my photography is what brings me joy and gives me purpose. Follow Donny on Instagram @alphawanderlust !
We retain 1st World Electronic and Publishing rights as well as anthology rights. Your submission is considered an acceptance of the terms.
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