Transitions Abroad sponsors several writing contests each year.

Mary Richardson

One of the Transitions Abroad writing contests invites entrants to submit essays about their expat experiences.

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.

Read the full essay on the Transitions Abroad site, and be sure to follow her blog.

Congratulations, Mary!

Community Connection:

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!