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September 30, 2020  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Contest

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Do you like to travel and see the world? Is there any vacation trip you fondly remember? Is there a travel destination you would want to return to again and again? Tell us about the place, how you went, and what you did. We will love to showcase your story and photos about your favorite travel destination into our upcoming travel book, “The Wanderlust within”.

  • To get to know more about Wingless Dreamer Community, read OUR STORY.

  • Entries for Travelogue Writing Contest 2020 are now open.

  • The winner, top honorable mentions, and commended writers will get a chance to publish their work in our competition anthology called, “The Wanderlust within”.

  • The winning Certificate + free complimentary copy of the book will be provided to the winner and top honorable mentions.

  • The winner along with the top selected writers will be promoted on our social media platform and the books will get published on our website: and on Amazon. The book will also include your bio-statement alongside your published story.

Theme: Travel

Judging criteria: Relevance to the theme – 50% Creativity/Style and Originality – 30% The coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) – 10% Clarity of imagery and language – 10% => TOTAL – 100%

Entry fee: There are no entry fees involved. However, please feel free to support our literary community by making donations at

Deadline: 1st January 2021



  • The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over.

  • Entries may be submitted via Submittable or via email

  • The story may be on any subject and in any form or style as long as it goes well with the theme for the contest that is in this case “TRAVEL”. Each entrant can submit one travelogue.

  • The word limit is 500 words.

  • Stories should be in English, must be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (including online), should not have won another writing competition, or be the translated work of another writer.

  • All the stories are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, or any other form of identification.

  • Our judges will read all entries.

  • The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • WinglessDreamer Writing Festival Trustees, employees or associates, or members of their families, may not enter.



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April 27, 2021  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

Wow! So much has happened since we launched our first contest, Passionate Penholders. This is our second publishing year, with lots of exciting new releases, and so many big things are changing rapidly around the world.

Travelogue can be used to describe a plethora of experiences. It can be a journey to a new place, an exploration of the self, or an adventure through uncharted territories. They celebrate the thrill of discovery, the freedom of movement, and the joy of being alive.

We are very pleased that so many of you were able to share such inspiring travelogues and poems with us. It felt like we were traversing with you, while you took us on a drive, exploring your boundless creativity and vastness in expression. In fact, we were blown away by reading about such amazing travel experiences for the competition. You guys are fantastic!

It was definitely a tug-and-war among editors to pick our winners from all the submissions, and we truly treasure all the thought, sentiments, love, and creativity put into each of your work. At the end of the day, we had to choose our winners, and we made our selections based on creativity, quality of writing, structure, clarity, and originality. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to ALL of our participants. We love you guys so much!

Ok, so without any further adieu, here are our winners. The grand winner of the travelogue writing contest is:


Sharon J Clark is a writer based in Milton Keynes. Recent work has been published in The Beautifulest (Pure Slush Vol. 17) and 2021 Still Together (Tawny Owl Publishing). In 2020 she was part of the editorial team that produced MinK#2 City of Dreams, an anthology of new writing – flash fiction and poetry – for the Milton Keynes Literary Festival. She also used the lockdown to self-publish an anthology of poems: Seats in the Rain.

The first runner-up is:


She is a Florida girl, wife, mother, adventurer, nature admirer, and advocate, artist, author, musician, and muse.

The second runner-up is:


Charles Canady is a writer and poet from Fayetteville, North Carolina. His writings have been published by Pinesong, The Fayetteville Observer, The Olive Press, Tapestry, Carolina Country, and MU Today magazine. He is the recipient and record holder of having won consecutively the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Sherry Pruitt Award for Poetry sponsored by N.C. Poetry Society. In 2018 his poem, “Proud Plow” was a finalist for N.C. State poetry contest which held entries throughout the state. Most recently, Canady’s work won second in the 2020 Charlotte Writer’s Club Nonfiction contest. When he’s not creating, he enjoys smoking his pipe and choking a tune from his fiddle.

Congratulations to the top three winners. You guys have done an amazing job and your literary pieces were exceptionally great. On the behalf of our Wingless Dreamer team and Community members, we would like to congratulate you all. Well done!

A big round of applause for the honourable mentions of this contest:


Her piece, A Summer Story was published in the spring 2020 issue of Sheepshead Review Literary Journal and on the local newspaper, the Canyon Weekly has printed several articles she has written over the last few years. She is a healthy youngster just entering her eighth decade and lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range in Oregon. Her family has grown to include the incredible number of eleven great-grandchildren. Gotta be one or two stories in there somewhere.


John Mueter is a pianist, composer, educator, translator, and writer residing in Kansas City, Missouri. His short fiction has appeared in many journals, most recently in The First Line, The Corona Book of Ghost Stories, poetry in The Train River Anthology and The Bombay Literary Magazine. Website:


Alyssa Bushell lives and writes at the shore of Lake Huron in southern Ontario. She is newly hooked on flash fiction, having worked as a commercial baker for the last 15 years. Alyssa was recently longlisted in the Cranked Anvil Flash Fiction competition. She is currently editing her cozy mystery novel before searching for representation. Find her at: @WritesAly or


Educator and writer Lynn Aprill has published with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and has a chapbook being published by Finishing Line Press in 2021. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After 27 years in the classroom, she currently resides with her husband and various dogs on 40 acres in Northeast Wisconsin.


Chloe Landisman is an up-and-coming author and activist based in New England. Her poetry and prose are forthcoming in Iō Literary Journal, Fearsome Critters, and Ruminate Magazine. She’s written academic articles for The Daily Fandom as well as done public relations work for a COVID-19 online support group run by Body Politic, a queer-owned wellness collective based in New York City. She is currently completing her bachelor’s degree at Sarah Lawrence College. When not in school she spends her time reading, writing, and watching 1970s Japanese horror films.


Ramon Jimenez is an educator and writer from Seattle, Washington. Originally from Los Angeles, Ramon works as a high school social studies and language arts teacher. Along with teaching, he runs a writing program for youth called, “The Boot,” where young people can develop their voice through poetry, spoken word, rap, and storytelling.


I live in North Carolina with my family. As a family, we love to travel and explore. When I am not daydreaming of our next getaway, you can find me volunteering at my kids’ schools, engaging in lively discussions with my book club, or working on my passion for writing. It is the best form of therapy and an easy escape. – Zeel


George Kotlik lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

Congratulations to all the honorable mentions and everyone else whose work got selected to publish with us. The book is expected to release by the end of April. We will notify all the participants via email.

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