Calling all aspiring travel writers….
Travel can really excite the imagination. The best travel writing can transport us, make us feel as though we are there.
This is why Travelex and Penguin have come together. They want to find the best new writing talent in travel writing.
So whether you’re a student with writing ambition, a well-travelled person who likes documenting your adventures or spend days writing notes on your next trip, Travelex and Penguin are giving you a chance to win a session with a Penguin editor.
They are looking for travel savvy short stories inspired by ‘a travel experience unlike any other.’
What the experience is and how you tell it is entirely up to you as long as the story is up to 1,000 words.
One lucky writer will win an hour with an editor from Penguin and will be able to get tips, advice and feedback. The winner will also receive £1,500.
There will also be an additional £500 bonus prize for the best entry by a current university or college student.
There will also be a chance for the general public to vote for their favourite travel writer through social media. This will be for entries that make the short list.
If you’re planning on entering, you need to be over 18, and a UK resident (exc. NI.) The piece needs to be unique so not something that has been submitted elsewhere.
Travelex and Penguin are looking to showcase talent of aspiring writers of any age but if you’re already being paid to write about travel then you’re not eligible to enter.
You can only enter once. Entries will be accepted up until 11.59pm on 5th February 2017. Nothing will accepted after this date.
For more information about this competition, more details on how to enter, visit https://www.travelex.co.uk
When you’re ready to submit your piece, do so via the portal using the link above. The winners will be announced in March.
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