International Journal of Travel and Places Seeks Submissions (Deadline May 10, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
World-Weary: A journal of places
contact email: 
worldwearyjournal [at] gmail.com

See World-Weary.com for additional submission details and don't hesitate to e-mail with any questions.

This is first and foremost a journal of places. People now travel more than ever, yet there is a dearth of intelligent, thoughtful, long-form writing about the spaces in which people live, work, and visit. Though humans have explored most of this planet, these feats are meaningless unless we are able to create in-depth reflections on our experiences.

Non-fiction literature about people and places will form the majority of the World-Weary's content, but essays, histories, fiction, interviews, satire, investigations, and other forms of written expression will also be featured.

The contents of World-Weary are not easily catalogued, as each piece is selected based on a combination of characteristics; most important is the author's mastery of language and ability to manipulate words. Although we take our inspiration from classical travel literature and literary journalism, we have open minds about our contributors' potential for originality and greatness.

World-Weary is a journal for those who want to explore places and spaces through insightful observations. You will not find information here about the next hip nightspot in South America or the best gear to use when trekking through the Himalayas. For such purposes, there are already many established publications. We hope to hear about unheard of second cities, isolated villages, innovative modes of transportation, and other ideas and concepts that few people are familiar with.

The editorial operations of World-Weary are currently based in Amsterdam, yet we are in search of new and experienced talent from all corners of the globe. World-Weary's print edition is initially slated to be sold directly in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, yet we hope to expand our scope of distribution in the near future.

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