Fall 2017 Travel Writing Contest
Spring 2017 Travel Writing Contest (closed)
SUBMIT TO NOWHERE
NOTE: General submissions are closed during fall and spring writing contests.
Nowhere publishes literary travel writing. To us that means anything with a strong sense of place, character or time. Most of our submissions come from seasoned journalists, but we are also interested in stories from first-timers, anthropologists, musicians, poets, film directors and anyone else who spends time traveling. Open submissions for Nowhere are accepted for two months in the winter and two months in the summer.
We ran Blaise Cendrars’ “The Prose of the Trans-Siberian” in a recent issue; David Quammen’s hunt for prehistoric bears in Romania; Arthur Bradford on a journey to the Home Depot in Portland, Oregon; and poet Dan Hoyle on the Republican Campaign Trail.
Nowhere is produced by working writers, photographers and designers. We are trying to make something different—something without space or content limitations that’s as fulfilling for the writer as it is for the reader. We publish traditional features as well as travelogues, journal excerpts, character sketches, profiles, conversations, reviews, notes, video, audio… We like rich contextual detail, elliptical storylines and lean, evocative writing. We’d love to see a story about a Kansas City street corner that is significant for some reason. We don’t want destination, how-to or service fluff of any kind.
Please allow two to four months for our very small staff to read your work…
2016 Fall Travel Writing Contest WINNERS
2016 Spring Travel Writing Contest Winners
Congratulations to Richard Hague for winning the 2016 Spring 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: