From my public literary magazine database, I’ve gathered a list of publications devoted to literary travel writing (usually not including space or time travel, for which there are many other outlets). The travel theme gives these journals an identity that appeals to someone like me, who enjoys meandering.
Did you know there’s an International Society for Travel Writing whose website includes information on conferences and publishing opportunities?
Don’t hesitate to tell me if I’ve overlooked your favorite literary magazine that specializes in travel writing. Perhaps I should have included better-known glossies like National Geographic and Travel + Leisure. I do like to read those at the dentist’s office.
The Journal of African Travel-Writing (no longer published)
Pure Slush: A Year of Travel (during 2014)
Travelers’ Tales: Editors’ Choice Flying Carpet
The Telegraph holds a weekly travel writing competition. Writers can email their entries.
Are you traveling and journaling this summer? Would you post a link to your story, if your travel writing is published this year? (This is a new blog theme. The comment link is just below the title for each post, which is a little counterintuitive, I think.)
The Review Review occasionally publishes lists of literary magazines that share a particular theme or orientation. Head on over there for the lowdown.