july, 2020

31jul1:00 am1:00 amVicarious Festival 2020 Travel Writing CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £5
Max word count: Partial or full manuscript
Top Prize: £500

Event Details

The Vicarious Festival 2020 Travel Writing Competition is our way of encouraging and supporting the creative endeavours of aspiring travel authors.

The guiding principle behind the Vicarious Festival is that thought-provoking travel literature and photography have the power to illuminate unfamiliar cultures, nurture empathy and understanding, and inspire curiosity and wanderlust.

With that in mind, our Travel Writing Competition aims to help bring aspiring travel authors to the attention of publishers and readers, and to support the creative process involved in telling an engaging, perspective-changing story.
experience of an unfamiliar culture (or cultures) during a single journey.

The book may be at a very early stage, with perhaps just the first few chapters in first draft, or it could be an edited and proofed final manuscript.

To be eligible for the competition, the work must be:

  • Non-fiction’
  • Written primarily in English
  • Unpublished (and not self-published) as a whole, or in part, in any format

The author must be willing and able to attend the Vicarious Festival 2020 in person.

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