January 15, 2014
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litcampThe deadline is January 15 to get your submission into the Lit Camp writers conference, co-sponsored by Litquake. This year’s faculty includes authors Andrew Sean Greer, Susan Straight, Karen Joy Fowler, Tom Barbash, Peter Orner, Janis Cooke Newman, and Emily Rapp, as well as agents Amy Williams, Danielle Svetcov, and Mollie Glick. This year’s editors include Ben George of Little Brown, Ethan Nosowsky of Gray Wolf, Casey Jarman of McSweeney’s, Oscar Villalon of Zyzzyva, and Zoe Ruiz of The Rumpus. Lit Camp 2014 runs May 15-18.

December 19, 2013
12:00 am

Win a trip to Morocco: Enter now and “you can win a 5-Night Hotel Accommodation for Two at the La Mamounia Hotel, Royal Air Maroc Round-Trip Airfare for Two, a Private Tour led by Indagare, plus a $3,000 L-atitude.com Shopping Spree!”

Contest entry deadline is Thursday, December 19th. All they want is your email address.

Sweepstakes terms and conditions are here.

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January 19, 2014
12:00 am

NYTThanks to Eva Schlesinger for this tip: Free essay contest for college and graduate students ages 18+ offers the opportunity to take a reporting trip to the developing world with NY Times reporter Nick Kristof. Prize includes a round-trip airplane ticket, all trip-related meals, lodging and transportation and other out-of-pocket expenses. The approximate value of the award is $4,500 (but it may not be redeemed for cash value). The winner also receives the opportunity to submit a regular column for publication in the TimesSelect section of the New York Times website.

Deadline for entries is January 19, 2014.

January 15, 2014
12:00 am

transitionsabroadThanks to Eva Schlesinger for this tip: Transitions Abroad sponsors a free contest for travel narratives. The top prize is $500; there are also cash prizes for the 2nd and 3rd places and runners-up. Entry deadline is January 15th, 2014. Length 1,000 to 5,000 words. Previously unpublished work only.

Contest guidelines are here, along with links to previous winning essays.

December 22, 2013
12:00 am

myanmarThanks to Sheila O’Connor for this tip: San Francisco world travelers heading for Myanmar (formerly Burma) should be sure to check out a new prize draw giving away free vacations to the country, one of Asia’s most exciting emerging travel destinations.

Entry deadline is December 22. Contest entry form and terms & conditions are here.

“Sweepstakes/Giveaways are open only to legal residents of any country in the world who are at least eighteen {18} years old at the time of entry with a valid passport.”

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