May 13th contests and events: Writer’s Digest, Travel Blog Summit and more!


imagesAs another week comes and goes, let’s take a look at some of the exciting writing contests, events and opportunities out there!


Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition June 1, 2016

Enter the 85th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! 501 winners will be chosen.The top winning entries of this writing contest will also be on display in the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Travel Blog Monetization Virtual Summit

“Learn how to turn your travel blog into a thriving business from 15+ experts who are really doing it.” At this Summit you will learn how to turn your passion into profit; how to sell content services to travel brands and tourism boards!

Linda Lappin’s Multigenre travel/place writing workshop July 7-13

“Islands are for writers: Join Linda Lappin at the Aegean Arts Circle on the Greek island of Andros for a multigenre travel/place writing workshop. July 7 -13th.  The workshop will be based on her prize-winning book The Soul of Place  – A Creative Writing Workshop.”

Student Travel Writer Competition April 30-June

This contest is judged by industry insiders and travel writing experts. Students have the chance to grab the attention of travel mags, tourism boards and other travel professionals by sharing their personal travel content. Five finalists will be selected and sent on specific travel assignments in July and August with winner and runner-up announced in September.

WSGT’s new Travel Writing Award

WSGT just launched its brand-new Travel Writing Award! It will run from May 4th to July 4th with plenty of cash prizes and publication opportunities to be won! The theme is “Finding Freedom” and we have two new judges. Check it out!

If you have an event, contest or opportunity you want writers to know about, email

Our “Writers’ Corner” is constantly updated to include new resources for aspiring and established writers. “Writers’ Wednesday” has a rolling archive of resources shared every Wednesday through WSGT social media.

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Here’s a recent video of Lisa at Ameritrade 2016!

Caitlyn O'Brien

Caitlyn is a 26-year-old Canadian with a passion for travel, futbol, and more recently kayaking in her new Patagonian home: Futaleufú. She teaches English at a local school and loves turning her daily experiences into stories.

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