Friday, March 30, 2007

For writers who like to travel

My friend Jonathan just went to Timbuktu. He's still in Africa, where he plans to remain for a while, experiencing things and writing about his experiences.

Every year or two, he travels around the world for several months. He is also a writer. And, for the past three years, he has sponsored a writing contest, the prize being a roundtrip ticket to anywhere in the world (!) Jonathan has asked people to get the word out, so if you like to write and you'd like to travel, here's a link to the contest details.

This year, he's accepting poetry, in addition to fiction/non-fiction/prose, and (along with your writing sample) you have to submit a little thing about yourself and why you want to travel (you have to specify which country, it's not an open-ended thing). Your entry cannot have been previously published. If you win, you have to go to a country you've never been before. And he gets to publish your winning entry online.

That's it! So what are you waiting for?


Anonymous said...

Wow I really loved reading over your (or I guess it was Dan's) summary of your trip.
Crazy Chinese drivers - check
Really great cheap food - check
Amazing hike on the Great Wall - check
Seeing the Terracotta Soldiers - check
Biking on Xi'an's wall - check

Plus I was in China the same time you were (if you couldn't tell from my posts, I was there from Sept until the begining of Dec 2005), although most of my time was spent in Chengdu. I love the random connections that the internet brings!
Maybe some day I will get around to posting a few pictures from that time, seeing as I didn't actually post very much while I was there (this due mainly too the fact that China blocks blogger)

MLE said...


If you're interested in the photos, Hulk's flickr set is here:

How cool that we were there at the same time! Our trip was only 3 weeks, so we picked 3 cities and stuck to that itinerary, but we'd love to go back and spend some time farther to the south. Chengdu and Shanghai are both on the list.