Travelers’ Tales

The publishers look for personal, nonfiction stories and anecdotes—funny, illuminating, adventurous, frightening, or grim. Stories that have already been published, including book excerpts, are welcome as long as the authors retain the copyright or can obtain permission from the copyright holder to reprint the material. Writers receive a $100 honorarium for stories of any length. In addition, authors receive a free copy of the book in which their work will appear, and the right to purchase an unlimited number of any Travelers’ Tales titles for 50 percent off the cover price. Other advantages include the opportunity to appear in print with many well-known writers, and the ongoing promotion of your name and work in the literary marketplace, and the Travelers’ Tales Web site. Send submissions by email to or hard copy stories to Travelers’ Tales, 853 Alma St., Palo Alto, CA 94301. The magazine is interested in nonexclusive rights, in all languages, throughout the world. Their use of the material does not restrict authors’ rights in any way to have their stories reprinted elsewhere. For complete guidelines, visit

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