“This Land Is…” Travel-Writing Contest

Read our general guidelines here.

Nowhere is proud to announce our inaugural “This Land Is…” travel-writing contest! We are seeking nonfiction and essay submissions from writers whose story is deeply, clearly connected to a protected place, whether here in the United States or elsewhere in the world. Entries should be between eight hundred and five thousand words and must not have been previously chosen as a winner in another contest.

The winner will receive $250, with publication in Nowhere granted under First North American Serial Rights (FNASR). Up to five finalists also will be published, and we’ll award them a 2018 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass ($80 value).

This contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 1, 2018.

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Fall 2017 Travel-Writing Contest

This contest is now closed. Many thanks and best of luck to all entrants as we roll up our sleeves and get to reading. The winner and finalists will be announced in this space by the start of our Spring 2018 contest.

Congratulations to Piers Smith for winning the 2017 Spring 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 2016 Fall Travel Writing Contest! David won $1,000 for his story, “Some Vague Stars to the South.” Congratulations also go to finalists:

Jessica Lipnack
Hillary Kaylor
Anna Wallace-Thompson
Alia Volz

Spring 2016 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:

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