May 27th What’s Out There? Contests from @NowhereMag @IMustBeOff 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!

WSGT’s new Travel Writing Award July 4, 2016

There’s still time to enter WSGT’s Independence Writing Award! It’s been shared via Johnny Jet’s Contest Round-up, USA Today’s Best Current Travel Contests, and through institutions like the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University’s Writers’ Studio and Vancouver School of Writing! 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!

Nowhere Mag’s Spring 2016 Travel Writing Contest — Final week!

This contest is looking for “stories that possess a powerful sense of place; they can be fiction, nonfiction or essay.” The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Nowhere Magazine; up to ten essays will be chosen to publish.

Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition June 1, 2016

There’s still some time to 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.

I Must Be Off! 2016 Travel Writing Contest July 31

Write about a place that changed you, a unique experience you want to share with other travelers. Essays can be “humorous, informative, quirky or profound.”

  • Top essays published on I Must Be Off! 
  • Second place prize: $50
  • First place prize: $200
  • Readers’ Choice Award ($50) based on unique hits and comments tallied on September 30.

Pink Pangea’s Writing and Touring Retreat in Barcelona August 10-14

Pink Pangea’s writing and touring retreat in Barcelona “brings together a women from all over the world who want to process their experiences in an awe-inspiring environment.” Included is four-nights accommodation and daily writing as well as meditation workshops in an intimate setting.

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.

Keep up-to-date with WSGT through our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and youtube channel!

Here’s a recent video from Lisa’s trip to New Orleans

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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