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Transitions Abroad: Narrative Travel Writing Contest

Professionals, freelancers, and aspiring travel writers are invited to write articles which describe how traveling in a slower manner and adapting to the space and time of natives has deepened your experience of both the people and the destination. One of the results of a slower form of travel is the experience of “epiphanies” which change one’s perceptions of the world, of others, and of oneself. We urge you to translate one of those moments or series of moments into a narrative, which will convey this view to many who still tend to see travel as a way to “do” as many countries, cities, and continents in the world as possible—as if travel was some form of competition or consumption.

—Only previously unpublished works accepted
—Submissions due postmarked between July 31st and January 5th
—Winners will be notified by February 28th
—No entry fee
—1,000 to 1,500 words
—Submission must include supporting photos in .jpb or .gif format to illustrate the experience
—Prizes: $500 for first place; $150 for second place; $100 for third place, and $50 for all runners-up
—Suggested: include an optional bio of one to three sentences, with references to your websites, blogs, books, and contact information