There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Welcome to Wanderlust where we focus on sharing stories of place and the people that make it special. 

We accept submissions all year and spread out different themes across the months. We're curious to hear from those who love to wander and write about their experiences. It's a compulsion, a restlessness that keeps many of us on edge and on the move.

Be specific. Be generous. Take us with you. We're interested in your journeys, the dark underbelly, the compulsions and the incredible moments of joy that split you open. Tell a story rooted in exploring places. So please: Take us with you. The focus is on connection across the world. Keep that in mind.

Word count of 1000-1500 max. Submit in Word doc. Double spaced. No extra line breaks or spaces between paragraphs. With a title of the piece on each document. Times New Roman. 12 pt.

BIOs are limited to 25 words. Third person. Be professional.

Photos need your last name, a title, and hopefully a caption. Copy that information to your cover letter, please. Make it easy on us and we’re more likely to work with you. 

If you change your mind ( yes, it happens that someone decides they don't want to publish with us, not sure why but hey ho), you need to tell us. Although, from our end, previously published work is also accepted. We need to acknowledge when and where though so give us the link.

This journal aims to give a voice for unpublished as well as accomplished writers and those with great travel experiences. We don’t have the time to edit your work, sorry. If you are looking for an editor to work with, contact www.sarahleamy.com/services for a chance to work with our founder. 

Wanderlust-Journal acquires publication rights, but you, the writer, still own your work. What this means is that we hold the publication rights for 30 days after you work is posted online. After 30 days, you are free to publish and submit your work elsewhere. We kindly ask for acknowledgment for subsequent reprints of your work.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide payment for publication in Wanderlust-Journal. We have no funding, grants, subscriptions, advertisements or memberships. The submission fees only cover the Submittable website and our own. We are volunteers, the readers, editors, publishers. Our time is unpaid.
Our goal is to publish your work to an international audience.