The winning entry and four runners-up will be published in the June 2010 issue of Heritage,
and the top five will also receive prizes. The first-place prize is a seven-night cruise for two of the western isles of Scotland. There's no entry fee; just submit your story of no more than 500 words by Feb. 26. Read all the contest details
s Web site.
And if you'd like a little help with your entry, look for The Writer'
s March issue, on sale Feb. 9. We've included a special section on travel writing, including Roberta Sandler's "Mastering the historical travel article."
On a somewhat related note, I'm reading Her Fearful Symmetry,
Audrey Niffenegger's second novel, a (so far) fabulous ghost story with two sets of twins, a man suffering from OCD, and a Little Kitten of Death (love it!). It takes place in London, near Highgate Cemetery
, the final resting place of George Eliot, Christina Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal. I'm now determined to take a tour of the cemetery on my next trip to London. As 30 Rock
's Liz Lemon would say, "I want to go to there!"