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Travel Writing Contest: GuideGecko

Okay travel writers and travel bloggers, grab your pens and…..err….I mean keyboards, and…..well just grab your keyboards!

There’s a travel writing contest that is still open, but the deadline for entering is quickly approaching!

GuideGecko.com [1] is holding an international writing contest for travel & food guides.

The winning titles will be published and also showcased at the Frankfurt Book Fair (the world’s largest book fair, by the way).

In addition to being showcased, the first prize also includes an expense-paid trip to the fair (airfare, accommodations, and an entry pass to the fair), so that authors can meet with renowned publishers from all over the world, pitch story ideas, and maybe even sign a contract.

The Frankfurt Book Fair draws nearly 300,000 visitors and 10,000 journalists each year.

This is a great opportunity for all travel writers and bloggers, but HURRY! The deadline is September 24th, 2009.

For more information visit: http://www.guidegecko.com/writing-contest [1] and be sure to read and follow the guidelines for submitting your entry.

While you’re there, poke around a bit – if you’re stuck for travel writing ideas, they have a good page called “Guide Writing Ideas [2]” to help spark some inspiration.

Good luck!