Lonely Planet Writer

Do you have an amazing food/travel story?


Really, what traveller doesn't? It's amazing how often travel and food intersect to produce your most lasting memories. With that in mind, veteran Lonely Planet author and editor Don George is putting together our latest anthology, A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Encounters Around the World.

As Don says, 'every traveller has some unforgettable food story – a larger-than-life feast, a mind-bending immersion in a rural market, the homemade, heart-opening treat shared by a stranger on a claptrap train, an adventure on the trail of an edible exotic. In all these tales, food is an agent of transformation, taking travellers to a deeper and more lasting understanding of and connection with a people, a place and a culture. And if they're really lucky, it tastes good too!'


Already licking your lips and dusting off your laptop? Go to it! Don's looking from submissions, and points out that our three previous anthologies - The Kindness of Strangers, By the Seat of My Pants, and Tales from Nowhere - all featured 'a mix of authors spanning the spectrum from best-selling to never-been-published-before.'

All you need is a (true) tale of travel and food. We're looking for original, unpublished pieces of exceptionally high literary quality. Length is from 1,000 to 3,000 words. Deadline is April 19.

If you have a great food story to tell, email it to Don at don.george@sbcglobal.net with Food Anthology in the subject line. All submissions are on speculation.

A Moveable Feast will be published this fall.