In addition to first, second, and third place prizes, Transitions Abroad recognizes runner-ups for excellent writing, and MatadorU grad Mary Richardson was one of nine runner-ups in this year’s contest.
Mary’s essay, “Island Fever in Okinawa,” recounts how she became a “reluctant expat” living in Japan after marrying a U.S. serviceman.
MatadorU students enjoy exclusive access to market leads, posted daily to our Market Blog. Leads include blogging and guidebook gigs, commissioned assignments, residencies and fellowships, and contests. Access to the board continues even after you complete the 12-week travel writing course. Interested? Check out MatadorU today!