Nowhere publishes literary travel writing. To us that means anything with a strong sense of place, character or time. Most of our submissions are from seasoned journalists, but we are also interested in stories from anthropologists, musicians, poets, film directors and anyone else who spends time traveling.
We ran Blaise Cendrars’ “The Prose of the Trans-Siberian”; David Quammen’s hunt for prehistoric bears in Romania; Arthur Bradford on a journey to the Home Depot in Portland, Oregon; and poet Dan Hoyle on the 2012 Republican Campaign Trail.
Nowhere is produced by working journalists. We are trying to make something different—something without space or content limitations that’s as fulfilling for the writer as it is for the reader. We publish traditional features as well as travelogues, journal excerpts, character sketches, profiles, conversations, reviews, notes, video, audio… We like rich contextual detail, elliptical storylines and lean, evocative writing. We’d love to see a story about a Kansas City street corner that is significant for some reason. We don’t want destination, how-to or service fluff of any kind.
Please remove your name or other identifying details from your submissions, as we review all entries blind. Please allow eight to ten weeks for our very small staff to read your work.