Are you an aspiring travel writer?
Do you want the chance to have your work published?
Once again Bradt has teamed up with the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards to launch
the world’s best competition for unpublished travel writers.
The Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year Competition
is completely free to enter and offers the following unbeatable prizes:
For the overall winner:
– A fantastic break for two in Portugal, courtesy of Wexas and TAP Air Portugal.
– A commission to write an article about their trip for Wexas Traveller magazine (giving them a published piece on their CV)
For all three short-listed finalists:
– An invitation to join the judges as their guest
at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards ceremony in early 2020 (date tbc),
during which the winner will be revealed
– A place on the next Bradt Travel-Writing Seminar
(run in conjunction with leading travel-writing training agency, Travellers’ Tales)
To enter the competition, you should write a piece of 600–800 words, which must be original, written in the first person and based on personal experience.
For this year’s competition, instead of a general theme, entrants must include the phrase
‘and then it happened’ somewhere within their entry.
Please note, ‘and then it happened’ should NOT be the title of the piece, but those four words should occur naturally somewhere in the text.
The deadline for submission is midnight on 6 October 2019.
The competition is open only to those who have never received payment
for a travel-related article published in print or online
(with the exception of competition entries for which a cash prize is awarded,
and entries published in Bradt’s anthologies).