St. Martin’s Press and Matador are stoked to announce the forthcoming publication of the book 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die.

PART TRAVEL GUIDE, PART SOCIAL COMMENTARY, and part drunken cultural anthropology, 101 Places goes where no travel book has gone before. Join Matador’s crew of award winning travel journalists and ambassadors plus an all-star cast of party-crashers as we breach security, ride ill-recommended ferries, and hike miles into the wilderness to report on partying possibilities all over. Whether it’s calling out wankers at cliched Vegas blowouts or stumbling upon sudden transcendence off the map in Southern Brazil, 101 Places will give insightful, hilarious, and at times unexpectedly poignant portraits of place, travel, and culture around the world.

The book will also contain 25 original color photographs from leading surf, lifestyle, and travel photographers such as Chris Burkard (featured above). It will be published and distributed nationally in 2014.

Call for submissions

Writers / photographers: We are currently accepting submissions to be included in 101 Places. Each published entry or photo pays $60. There are no limits to how many entries you can submit. We welcome your entries + photography on original places and are also looking for specific entries and photography covering the following:

New Orleans, LA
Machu Picchu, Peru
Dublin, Ireland
Glasgow, Scotland
Lisbon, Portugal
Nice, France
Vienna, Austria
Melbourne, Australia
Dalat, Vietnam
Asheville, North Carolina
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Seattle, Washington
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Buñol, Spain [La Tomatina] India [Holi or Festival of Colors] Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [Carnaval] Munich, Germany [Oktoberfest] Calgary [Calgary Stampede] Edinburgh [Hogmanay] Ibiza [summer season] New Orleans, Louisiana, USA [Mardi Gras]
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Montevideo, Urugay
Pucón, Chile
Praia do Rosa, Brazil
Bogotá, Colombia
Jamaica
Cuba
Istanbul, Turkey
South Africa
Cairo
Tangier
Tanzania
Morocco
Sydney, Australia
Seoul, South Korea
Philippines
India
Tokyo, Japan
Sahara
The Appalachian Trail, Eastern US
Panama City, Florida, USA [Spring Break]

Entries should be 900 words and follow a specific format which includes:

1) Guide section: Location, Season/Event, Ideal Conditions, Lodging, “Ingestibles” (Approx 600-700 words)
2) First person narrative: Approx. 200-300 Words

101 Places Sample Entry- Montreal Quebec

All entries are due by January 15, 2013. Please use the form to submit below. Once you’ve submitted correctly, the form will be replaced with a completion message. If you’d like to submit multiple entries, please refresh the page and submit again.

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