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Award-winning literary travel magazine Nowhere is accepting submissions for our annual Fall Travel Writing Prize.

We are looking for novice and veteran writers of any stripe to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of people, place and time. Every submission will be read blind, so anyone can win!


Requirements (read our general guidelines here):
+ Entries may be fiction, nonfiction, poetry or essay, but please indicate which genre at the top of your manuscript.
+ Stories should run between eight hundred and five thousand words. Poetry may be any length, and several poems, themed together, may be submitted as one entry.
+ Entries must be submitted in English, though authors may be located anywhere in the universe.
+ Previously published work is eligible. Please indicate this, with proper attribution details, in your cover letter.
+ Entries must not previously have been chosen the winner of any contest.
+ Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please indicate this in your cover letter. If your submission is awarded another prize during this contest period, please withdraw your entry.
+ Multiple entries from a single author, submitted individually, are welcome.
+ Please leave off any identifying information from your attachment—no names, contact information, etc. We intend to read every submission totally blind.
+ Please do not insert graphics, images or video into your attachment. Please use a widely available 12-point font (e.g., Arial, Times New Roman, Helvetica, etc.), with spacing set to double and with 1-inch margins.

The winner will receive US$1,000, with publication in Nowhere granted under First North American Serial Rights (FNASR). Up to ten finalists also will be published.

Brush off your manuscripts or write something new and send it to the only literary travel magazine going! The contest deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on December 15, 2021.

Please allow at least six months for judging to be completed once the competition period closes. All entrants will be notified of our decision via Submittable. We look forward to reading your work!

[NB: If you elect to purchase a critique as an add-on at the time of your submission, please be sure to thoroughly read our guidelines before doing so: https://nowheremag.com/nowhere-writers-room-critiques/. We cannot accept poetry for paid review at this time, and Submittable is unable to issue a partial refund for just a critique if you purchase one in error.]

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