What’s out there? Writing contests, events and opportunities for the week!


Writing-Contest_Attention-All-WritersAs another week greets us, let’s take a look at some of the exciting writing contests, events and opportunities out there!

Pink Pangea’s Tel Aviv-Jaffa Writing Retreat

If you’re looking to improve your writing and get some fresh perspective, Pink Pangea always has retreats and workshops! The next writing and yoga workshop, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, will help participants connect with their inner voices. The retreat takes off May 23rd but spots are limited!

Transition Abroad’s Expatriate and Work Abroad Writing Contest

The deadline for this annual writing contest is coming up fast on May 15, 2016. All professionals, freelancers and aspiring writers with international work or study experience are encouraged to enter. Inspiring articles with in-depth practical descriptions of moving, living and working abroad are the most likely to win. Prizes: $500, $150 and $100 with runner-ups receiving $50 and publication.

Nat Geo’s Traveller Writing Award (open to UK residents)

Simply write 500 words on an inspirational experience. The winner will be published in the Nat GEO magazine/ website and snag an unforgettable trip to Madagascar worth over $8,000! Just 22 days left!

The SATW Annual Convention in Wenzhou, China

See the lesser known part of China and network with other talented travel writers. Coming up October 24th!

WSGT new Travel Writing Award

Starting in May, the WSGT contests will be no more and in their place, a brand new award! The submission period will run from May 4th to July 4th. More to be revealed shortly!

If you have an event, contest or opportunity you want writers to know about, email caitlyn@wesaidgotravel.com

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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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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