We love to feature new travel writers who can delight and entertain young readers. These stories give aspiring writers the chance to share their talents with the world while engaging a whole new generation of explorers.
If accepted, your short story will be shared widely across all of our social channels, with an (optional) author’s bio. We are currently accepting short stories in the following categories:
Strange & Spooky
These stories will introduce our young readers to strange and spooky phenomenon from around the world. Whether it’s in reference to historical legends or natural phenomenon, if it’s weird or bone-chilling, we want to hear about it!
Dream Jar Destinations
Tales of far-off lands, fun and quirky sights to see, exotic destinations where adventure awaits—can you write about real destinations in a way that appeals to young adults? We want writers who can share personal stories in a captivating way that will engage our tween readers.
Our Bedtime Stories inspire kids to dream big. We are seeking talented writers who can create fictional tales that take place around the globe. They will be shared in both text and audio format so even our youngest fans can journey along with us!
Become a Travelnitch Writer
Submit your best short story for a chance to be featured in our Storyteller’s Spotlight:
- Your submission should be 750-1,500 words and fall under one of the categories referenced above.
- Use a single primary font (we recommend 12 pt. Times New Roman) and sub-headers to break up longer text.
- A feature image is optional, but please do not include any copyrighted photos.
Note: We will always strive to preserve the integrity of the original manuscript. However, by submitting your short story, you agree to any and all revisions we deem necessary for the publication of your work.
As a nonprofit, we survive on the kindness of strangers. For that reason, we ask for a nominal donation of $5 to cover administrative costs associated with reviewing your submission. Please note, this does not guarantee your article will be accepted. We encourage you to thoroughly review our writers’ guidelines for your best chance at being published.
At Travelnitch, we create opportunities for shared learning, so parents and children can explore the world together.
We deliver new and exciting experiences to encourage dialogue and provoke curiosity. For that reason, we have three primary goals: – Strengthen the bond between parent and child through a shared love of travel. – Forge a more meaningful connection between kids and the world around them. – Promote creative learning to inspire a lifelong passion for exploration.
Travel plays such an important role in our lives. It has the ability to change us for the better. It’s an experiential education that teaches us how to feel, think, act, and react in positive ways. Travel fosters creativity, builds confidence, and teaches us all to be more tolerant. My own kids benefit from travel every time we hit the open road. No amount of money can buy those life lessons.
Travelnitch is inspiring the next generation of explorers. We believe travel is a wonderful way to ignite the imagination and get kids excited about the world. However, we need your help to make this possible. Please spread the word and support our efforts to raise citizens of the world. Let’s go on this adventure together!