Following the success of our first two travel anthology books — Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World and Adventures of a Lifetime — World Traveler Press is now accepting personal nonfiction travel essays for two upcoming books.
We’re looking for compelling true tales of travel that inspire, amuse, delight or move readers. Submissions should be well-crafted first-person pieces that provide insight into a destination and its people, as well as the internal or emotional journey of travel.
We’re seeking stories from around the world, and are looking for a full range of experiences, from funny or adventurous to poignant or transformational.
Story length can range from 2,000 to 4,000 words. We will consider stories that have already been published as long as the author retains the copyright and right to resell the material.
We’re looking for submissions in the following two categories:
The best travel essays follow both an inner and external journey. Tell us about travel that changed you, touched you or just left an impression you’ll never forget. Your submission can be funny, scary, exciting, thoughtful or even inspirational. The common threads are travel, a woman’s point of view and excellent writing.
Our first adventure travel book, Adventures of a Lifetime, was well received, so we’re publishing another anthology focused on adventure travel. We’re seeking true life tales of unforgettable adventure, from swimming with beluga whales in the Arctic to climbing in Nepal. We’re especially interested in stories that offer an emotional or personal connection with adventure travel.
Your story submission should include:
- Story Title
- Author bio: Please provide a short paragraph about yourself.
- Has the story ever been published? If so, where and when?
- Story copyright holder and copyright year
Please send your submission (including all the requested information) in one Word document. (Please do not send your bio separately.)
Submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We purchase worldwide non-exclusive rights in print and digital form. Writers retain the right to reprint their stories elsewhere.
World Traveler Press pays $75 for any story we publish in one of our anthologies. Writers receive one copy of the book, and will be promoted in any marketing for the book. Writers receive an author bio at the end of their stories.
Please note that submissions may be edited for grammar, style or length.
Due to the large volume of submissions, we will only contact you if we decide to purchase your story.
Submissions close on June 30, 2015.