Book publishers Bantam Dell are running a travel writing contest in conjunction with the release of author Rachel Friedman travel memoir The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost.
They are calling for entries of 500 words or less that describe your most memorable travel mishap.
The bigger the misadventure the better - double points if there’s a language barrier. Triple points if your life flashed before your eyes
Submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information no later than May 6th, 2011, and by June 1st Rachel will choose one lucky winner to receive a year’s worth of travel reading* (not limited to travelogues, but fiction and nonfiction set in foreign destinations) with the option to choose 10 books from a list of up to 20, including:
One Fodor’s title of a destination of the winner’s choice
You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
Into the Wild by John Krakauer
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Istanbul by Orham Pamuk
Blind Descent by James M. Tabor
Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman by Polly Evans
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
One entry per person, valid in the 50 United States and District of Columbia. Void where prohibited. Sphere: Related Content