From Jonathan Stray’s blog:
This is is a short-form writing contest where the winner gets a round-trip ticket to anywhere in the world. Really.
Naturally, I do see a lot of travel writing submissions, but I’d like to reiterate that this is not about travel writing: it’s about writers traveling. Anything is fair game, as long as it’s prose under 10,000 words. Fiction, non-fiction, memoir, porn, whatever… just make it a good read.
“Why do you do this?” is a frequently-asked-question. So I will repeat (say it with me this time):
I think travel is good. I think writing is good. I think it is important that writers travel.
Applications are open from now until midnight April 30th, 2009. The winner will be announced May 15th.