Lonely Planet Travel Writing Competition

Ok, travel writers. Here’s your chance to become a Lonely Planet writer.

Lonely Planet Kindness of Strangers Competition

LP is looking for stories of high literary quality that illustrates the following theme:




“These spontaneous acts of goodness, given with no expectation of return, embody one of travel’s fundamental lessons: that at heart everyday people want to help one another, to be good to their fellow humans. of strangers helping stranngers on the road.”

All entries should be between 1,000-3,000 words and need to be unpublished. There are some travel gear prizes, but I think most people would do it to get published in their upcoming anthology The Kindness of Strangers(October 2003).

Deadline for entry is December 31.
Check out their competition details for more information and how to submit.