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Your Funny Travel Story

 

A big apology to all adventure-loving readers: we just discovered that our contact widget was not working. It is fixed and working now, so you can easily submit Your Funny Travel Story. See below…

 

Everyone enjoys reading about the comical, amusing or unfortunate experiences of others, right? We all love a good laugh. Slipping on a banana peel, falling in the lake, trying to walk through a glass door – somehow these things are funny – when they happen to someone else! And our readers can’t wait to hear your funny travel story!

 

We are now accepting submissions for our new Series,

Funny Travel Stories

 

It could be about the time you lost your luggage, or the time you got scammed, or the time you got lost… you know what we mean. Something popped into your mind the minute you heard “funny travel story”.

 

Go ahead – give us all a giggle, and make someone’s day a little brighter.

Come On Down
Come On Down

If you have a humorous travel story from your own experience, we’d love to share it with our readers.

 

Don’t be shy.

 

We will edit and shape your story if there are any grammatical errors or ask you for additional information or clarity when necessary, and we will always run the final edit by you before publishing.

 

So bring a little of your travels to life. We will give your piece exposure and showcase it on the Funny Travel Stories series on this website, Travel To Little Known Places.

 

 * Your story can be comical, playful, or ridiculous – we love anything that makes us laugh…

 

But if it is an hysterical, knee-slapping, side-splitting travel story that is authentic and real, you can be almost certain that it will be published.

What we are looking for

Writers that have the ability to draw the reader into their world

Personal experiences that places the reader in their shoes

*Writing that has a fresh, even saucy, voice (just write the same way you would talk to someone)

*Passionate writers that love to laugh and share their funny travel experiences or misadventures

*We’ll be looking for grammatical errors and how good or bad it is, but honestly, if your friends and family thought it was funny, we likely will too.

*Quality unpublished stories

*We’ll also be looking at whether it is a good fit and tone for our site.

*If you’ve never been published, that’s OK.

*If you have been published, that’s fine too, as long as the piece you submit to us is original, never published.

*Submit a complete story (a beginning, a middle and end with some sort of action or tension rising to a moment of climax, and then toward a resolution).

*Remember, your story can be comical, playful, or ridiculous – we love anything that makes us laugh…  but if it is an hysterical, knee-slapping, side-splitting travel story that is authentic and real, you can be almost certain that it will be published.

*Be original and creative

*Don’t tell – show what happened with the actions and details.

*Be energetic, enthusiastic, share your real emotions.

*Your job is to entertain the reader!

 

Steps

1. First go to the side panel on the right, find the Subscribe button, enter your name and email (so you can see when your piece is published)

2. Then follow Travel To Little Known Places on Twitter and Facebook (so we/you can share your travel story post with your family and friends)

3. Start writing. Don’t worry about grammar, spelling or a title… just write.

4. Read and edit after. Let it sit a day or two. Read it aloud. Good writers edit their pieces a dozen times or more.

5. Add a title when it comes to you, or we can help you.

6. Send – Just email it to us at Travel To Little Known Places

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Word Count: 300 to 3000 words (Georgia font, black, size 16)

First Published/Originals ONLY – that means original, not published piece (not published on your blog, another website, forum, newsletter, magazine, book or any public media)

We are unable to accept submissions that have already been published elsewhere, including on personal blogs.

Your original submitted work becomes our property upon submission. We retain all rights.

We are not interested in x-rated, vulgar, political, racist or religious material of any kind.

Can’t decide which story? You may submit more than one story, but no more than three.

 

Include with Your Funny Travel Story:

 

  • Title a unique catchy title! (often the title will come to you after you finish the piece or we can help you with it)
    Country of story
    Photos Let us know if you have any. That’s a definite plus, but .jpg only, and we’ll ask for them later.
  • Links – you should include any relevant links to other websites
  • First Name
    Last Name
  • Province/State
  • Country
    Email Address
  • Link to your website, if you have one
  • Tags – telling us what 10 words best describe the story
  • Bio about yourself – 2-3 sentences

 

Send

your funny travel Story to Travel To Little Known Places.

 

Compensation

 

Payment is limited to bragging rights that your work has been published and exposed to the world. You will take pride in knowing that you made someone’s day with a laugh. We will brag you up as well.

More importantly, publication also includes an opportunity to promote your writing beyond Travel To Little Known Places. We will gladly provide a link to your blog or website, and if you have a book on Amazon, send us a link to that as well.

Finally, the author whose story has the highest readership in the first three months will be featured in an Author Interview for a chance for readers to get to know you, and a further opportunity for you to promote your blog or website and any books you may have.

 

Contributing Writer’s Obligation:

 

To respond to requests for more information, more details, a re-write or answer questions.

If your funny travel story is published on our site, let your friends know. Encourage them to visit Travel To Little Known Places. That will definitely help drive some new traffic our way, and create more exposure for you.

 

Publisher’s Obligation

We do edit stories and titles for length, clarity and our own editorial guidelines. This might mean your title will be changed or certain language removed, but we’ll run it by you first. We never want to misrepresent your voice or message.

If your story is published on our site, it may be republished in full with your byline on other reputable sites, such as The Huffington Post or Yahoo.

Unfortunately, we can’t publish every story that we receive but please don’t think your stories don’t have value. It just may not be a match for our site.

We will be scolding ourselves if we don’t get back to you within a month or two, but keep in mind that if we are inundated with submissions, we can only read so fast. Be patient. We promise to let you know if your submission will be published. (However, if your piece is x-rated, vulgar, political, racist, religious, or not funny, it will not be published.)

You will receive a brief response email initially confirming that your submission has been received.

Your story may not be published for six months or more. Everything depends on the number of submissions received.

Your name will appear under your published story.

 

We welcome your amusing travel stories, humorous anecdotes, hilarious misadventures or rolling-on-the- floor-laughing travel experiences written in English, from all over the world.

 

We look forward to reading your work. 

 

Don’t be bashful!

 

Your story will make em’ laugh!

 

 

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