We accept submissions all year.
We're curious to hear from those who just love to wander. It's a compulsion, a restlessness that keeps many of us on edge and on the move. Mythology talks of the wandering fool, the messenger archetypes and here you can read in our own words all about our motivations and inspirations and include your own.
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 travelling. So please: Take us with you.
Please include a cover letter with a short bio.
Word count of 2000 max. Submit in Word doc. Double spaced. With your name and title of the piece on each document. Times New Roman. 12 pt.
BIOs are limited to 50 words.
Please sign up on the website or FB page of the same name.
For photos see the other submittable form as it will allow you to submit up to 5 images.
Please contact us if you have any questions that can't be answered by using the contact page on the website.
Unpublished writers are encouraged to send in their work, just make it your best, well written, and evocative. We don't have the time to edit your work, sorry.
Previously published work is also accepted.
This is a work in process to give a voice for unpublished as well as accomplished writers. It is a new project that will gain momentum as we spread the word. It already has expanded beyond our expectations, thank you.
Wanderlust-Journal acquires first 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 or memberships. The submission fees only cover the Submittable website and our own. We are volunteers, the readers, editors, publishers. Our time is unpaid.
While we have your attention!
- We accept simultaneous submissions. Please immediately notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
- We ask that you limit your submissions to one essay.
- For photos, please use the relevant form that will allow you to send in 5 images.
BIOS will be added to the bottom of the post. Max 50 words for clarity. Include your website or Twitter handle if you like.
We're opening up our twenty acres south of Santa Fe, NM for writers and wanderers who need a place to retreat for a week at a time. As a writer and non-stop traveler who runs Wanderlust-journal.com, I know how it helps to get grounded with like minded folk, a quiet time to write, submit, and read. A time for conversations about the craft, brainstorming, or simply hiking the mountains.
There is a 1948 converted school bus for you. With a double bed, table, sink, woodstove, and camping propane stove for cooking. You'd have shared access to the main house where there is wifi, bathroom, and galley kitchen. Solar power. Compost toilet. Land to hike. Dogs, cats and chickens to play with. Eggs to find. Views to inspire.
Send in an application letter with your intentions while you stay with us. What are you writing? What do you need or hope for when taking a week in New Mexico? Do you need company or solitary time? Send in an example of up to ten pages.
Available after Sept 15th 2019 for a week at a time.
Residency Fee is $100 per week if we are able to accomodate you and think it would be a good fit for us all.
We are looking for short stories/ essays from the nomadic vanlifers. Where are you these days? Who have you met along the way? What's been the most incredible place you found as you traveled the world?
500 words, double spaced, 12pt, Times New Roman.
If we accept the piece, we'll ask for photos then.
Short bios are limited to 50 words including your website links.
Please read the website for a feel of the conversational tone we publish. As a non-stop wanderer myself, I'm into sharing our lifestyle with others. Keep it entertaining and informative please!
Wanderlust is expanding to include photographs as requested! We will be looking for photos that inspire, that evoke more than a pretty picture or a phone snapshot, we are a narrative based map of our travel stories. Show us the details that struck home, that will inspire others.
Thank you for being part of the conversation about people, place, and community.
Jpeg files. (Higher quality is best.)
Cover letter with places and a short bio/ links to add to the images. A sentence or two about each photograph will make your work stand out. Thanks.
We ask our contributors (suggest) that they sign up on the website to receive other's essays and photos. This way we build community and create a conversation rather than just publishing our own stories and not reading the others. There is also a FB page for Wanderlust-Journal now to help create a network for us all. Thanks again, take care,
A Narrative Map is an online resource for personal travel narratives, sketches, and images by those who appreciate exploring the world and sharing those stories with others.
We're curious to hear from those who just love to wander. Be specific. Be generous. Take us with you. Tell a story rooted in travelling. We're building a community here. Be part of the conversation.
Word count of 2000 max. Submit in Word doc. Double spaced. With your name and title of the piece on each document.
Please include a cover letter with any links and a short bio (max of 50 words).
The reading fee covers the costs of the Submittable service, the WLJ website, and only slightly covers our time reading, editing, formatting, publishing, promoting and marketing. Your fee is a drop in the ocean but it is an exchange, like anything, we give and receive. This is the intention. Thank you for understanding that this is a labour of love.
We ask our contributors that they sign up on the website to receive other's essays and photos. This way we build community and create a conversation rather than just publishing our own stories and not reading the others. There is also a FB page for Wanderlust-Journal now to help create a network for us all.
The Editorial Team at Wanderlust Journal.