Award-winning literary travel magazine Nowhere
is accepting submissions for our inaugural “This Land Is…” Writing Contest.
In light of recent decisions to dramatically shrink national monuments and open state and federal land to development and resource extraction—in the U.S. and around the world—we have decided to continue the tradition of venerating our public lands.
New writer or seasoned journalist, U.S. citizen or international guest, we want to hear your stories about these swaths of preserved landscape. Some are true wilderness; some are working lands. They are bodies of water, deserts, plains, peaks, forests, canyons and meadows. They draw travelers, scientists, artists, activists, explorers and recreationists, the uninitiated and the dedicated.
Stories about our public lands can be nonfiction or essay. Entries must be no more than five thousand words and must not have been previously chosen as a winner in another contest. Previously published work is acceptable, but please indicate this in your cover letter. Every submission will be read blind, so anyone can win.
The winner will receive $250 and be published in Nowhere
. Up to five finalists will also be published and receive a 2018 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
Brush off your manuscripts or write something new and send it to the only literary travel magazine going. Please remove your name or other identifying details from your submissions, as we review all entries blind. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 1, 2018. We look forward to reading your story!