2016 imustbeoff Travel Writing Contest

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It’s that time of year again: time to type up those travel articles, travel anecdotes and travel reflections. If it’s about travel, we want to read it. We want to read about that place that changed you. We want to read about the experiences you can’t wait to share with other travelers. Whether your work is humorous, informative, quirky or profound–we want to read it.

Topic
Write a travel article about a place that changed you

Organizer
I Must Be Off!

Prizes
The Top essays will be published at I Must Be Off! (Authors retain copyright.)
Second place prize: $50
First place prize: $200
Readers’ Choice Award ($50) based on unique hits and comments tallied on September 30.

Deadline
July 31, 2016

Guidelines
» Maximum 1200 words
» Edited to the best of your ability for spelling, grammar and punctuation
» Up to three photos may be submitted with your entry. Photos not necessary to win.
» Previously unpublished work only! Blog posts are considered published (and I research all finalists).
» No entry fee.Yes, that’s right. You have nothing to lose.
» Open to anyone worldwide, but you need (access to) a PayPal account
» Entries must be in English
» One entry per person
» Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2016
» Send entries with a 50-word third-person bio to christopher.imustbeoff@gmail.com with the heading TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST.
» Entries will be read blind by this year’s judge and travel writer, Paola Fornari. It is not necessary to delete identifying information from your entry. If your name appears anywhere, it will be removed before it’s forwarded to the judge.
» Word doc, docx and rtf files only.
» Finalists announced in August 2016. Winners announced and published in late summer 2016.

Inquiries
Please send your inquiries to christopher.imustbeoff@gmail.com

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