Call for Essays: Women Writers on Traveling Solo

Sometimes I just can’t keep up with Seal Press and their submission calls. It’s a good thing I’ve just checked in over at where I found news about this new Seal project: Go Your Own Way: An Essay Collection by Women Writers on Traveling Solo. Edited by Faith Conlon, Ingrid Emerick, and Christina Henry de Tessan, this book is planned as a companion volume to A Woman Alone, which was published in 2001.

The editors are looking for “original, personal stories by women on the experience of traveling alone – the highs, the lows, and everything in between – in all corners of the globe.” They’re seeking essays “that evoke a rich sense of place and present a strong narrative arc. Traveling alone as a woman can be thrilling and liberating, it can also be challenging and occasionally terrifying (if only momentarily). We are interested in stories that might reveal an insight, provide a glimpse into another culture, offer advice – in short, writing that informs, intrigues, and inspires.” Primarily looking for global (outside the U.S.) travel. Submit your work by May 15, 2006. See the Seal Press Web site for a list of sample topics and submission instructions. Payment: $150 plus two books.