Contests

Spring 2019 Travel Writing Contest

Read our general guidelines here.

Nowhere’s Spring 2019 Travel Writing Contest is now closed. Thank you to the hundreds of entrants who shared their stories! We look forward to reading every single one of your submissions over the coming weeks and aim to announce the winner and finalists before the start of our fall contest.

Missed the competition but still want us to consider your work for publication? General submissions for narrative and photo essays are now open.


Fall 2018 Travel Writing Contest

Congratulations to Stacey Engels for winning our Fall 2018 Travel Writing Contest! Stacey won $1,000 for her story, “Pompeii ’87-’01-’17.” We extend a warm congratulations to our finalists well, whose work will be published in Nowhere in the upcoming weeks:

Shawn Allen
Matthew Di Paoli
Michael Fischer
Richard Hague
Robert Howe
William Long
Lou Morrison
Alison Morse
Cherene Sherrard
Rob Magnuson Smith
Kelly Watt


Spring 2018 Travel Writing Contest

Congratulations to Patricia Striar Rohner for winning our Spring 2018 Travel Writing Contest! Patricia won $1,000 for her story, “A Day in Crown Heights.” We extend a warm congratulations to our finalists well, whose work will be published in Nowhere in the upcoming weeks:

Brandon Cook
Margaret Hedderman
Jamie Shrewsbury
Alise Caroline Wascom


“This Land Is…” Travel Writing Contest

Congratulations to McKenzie Long for winning our inaugural contest supporting public lands! She takes home $250 for her story, “The Alphabet Effect.” Hats off as well to our finalists, each of whom has won an America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass, valued at $80, and whose work will appear in Nowhere in the coming weeks:

Sarah Booher
Blaire Briody
Justin Florey
Chris Waltz


Fall 2017 Travel Writing Contest

Congratulations to Kelsey Camacho for winning the Fall 2017 Travel Writing Contest! Kelsey won $1,000 for her story, “Gå Fram.” We also congratulate our finalists, whose work will appear in Nowhere in the coming weeks:

Michael Boushee
Jane Breakell
Linda Dittmar
Susanna Forrest
Russell Helms
Marya Hornbacher
Susan Roether
Honor Vincent
Marjory Woodfield
Courtney Zoffness


Congratulations to Piers Smith for winning the Spring 2017 Travel Writing Contest! Piers won $1,000 for his story, “Walk Like an Egyptian.” Congratulations also go to our finalists:

Diana Spechler
Beejay Silcox
Marion Pont
Kathryn Paulsen
Dominic Gerard


Big congrats to David Zoby for winning the Fall 2016 Travel Writing Contest! David won $1,000 for his story, “Some Vague Stars to the South.” Congratulations also go to our finalists:

Jessica Lipnack
Hillary Kaylor
Anna Wallace-Thompson
Alia Volz


Spring 2016 Travel Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to Richard Hague for winning the Spring 2016 Travel Writing Contest. Richard won receive $1,000 for “A Day and a Night on the Late Big Bone.” Also, congrats to the following finalists, whose stories also will appear in Nowhere:

Katie Leonard
Kali VanBaale
Amalia Gladhart
Pamela Dae
Christopher Scott
Lara Tupper
Maggie Pahos
Andrew Wailes


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