travel writing

March 29th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Travel Tuesday: Apply to be a 2011 Glimpse Correspondent

Going on an interesting adventure abroad this fall? Like to take pictures and write about your travels? Then you should check out the Glimpse Correspondents Program.

Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides selected writers and photographers with a $600 stipend and one-on-one editorial training and support in creating a portfolio of published work.

From Matador:

Anyone over 18 is eligible, and writers and photographers of all skill and experience levels are encouraged to apply. The criteria for selecting Correspondents not only include candidates’ talents in writing or photography, but also their vision for engaging communities and finding unique stories while abroad, as well as their commitment to developing these stories into polished long-form narratives over the course of the program.

Application details are here. You’ve got until June 2011 to submit your application.

July 19th 2010 - Written by: Kelsy

Packing in the Streets

We know our Osprey fans love to travel of all kinds, from venturing to foreign places to exploring local neighborhoods. That’s why we launched Packing in the Streets, a brand new column from Osprey Packs. Whether you’re packing in the streets of your neighborhood or along the rugged cliffs of Cinque Terre, if you have a good story, we want to hear about it!

Keep it to a short travel guide (approx. 400-600 words) of a city or neighborhood. We’ll be posting selected articles once a month. Please send your submission to blog[at]ospreypacks[dot]com.

Not only will you get a little fame by being featured on the Osprey blog, but if we published your piece, you’ll score a Vector 25, perfect for your next adventure! So get to submitting!


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