The I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest 2014 — Results

First, thank you to everyone who entered. We had lots of entries this year, and lots of different interpretations of the travel essay. Congratulations to the following writers. And a special thanks to this year’s judge, Robin Graham. First Place “Oh, Calcutta” by Paola Fornari   Second Place “The Scarlet Mile” by Gillian Brown   […]

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State of the Union Address

Here’s the skinny. I need to talk to you, the mysterious readers of I Must Be Off! You read, but very few of you comment on the posts. I think this is because it’s easier to comment on Facebook and Twitter. Or maybe I haven’t created a space conducive to commenting. The German in me […]

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Announcing The Second Annual I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest

Last year we had a lot of great entries. Some stories were stirring accounts of trips abroad; others were informative, anecdotal or humorous–or all the above. Regardless of how you interpret the idea “travel essay,” your entry should give your reader a strong sense of place. I Must Be Off! welcomes entries in English from […]

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