In the spring of 2012, The Writer, in collaboration with Gotham Writers' Workshop, invited scribes to enter The Writer 2012 Travel Essay Contest.
Writers were challenged to submit personal stories of up to 1,200 words that convey readers to distant lands – or the park around the corner – to share the traveler’s experience and insight.
More than 600 entries were received. Gotham faculty members read the submissions and selected 15 as finalists. Larry Habegger, executive editor of Travelers' Tales publishing company, then selected the winning entries from the 15 finalists.
Please join us in congratulating the winners of The Writer 2012 Travel Essay Contest:
You can read the winning entries and comments by finalist judge Larry Habegger, executive editor of Travelers' Tales Publishing, by clicking on the title links above.
Congratulations to the 11 other finalists (listed alphabetically):
"History in My Lifetime" by Shelley Arnfield (Port Alberni, BC)