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USA Literary World Trip: Introduction

Plane ticketsMapDuring the month of July, I’d like to invite you to join me in a virtual literary world trip, celebrating all manner of places in the books you know and love. The previous virtual literary trip – inspired by Placing Literature – took place across the USA and featured some amazing books and some wonderful places.

BusShipEvery day in July a new post will be published featuring book/location submissions from authors and readers. I want to hear from you about the locations from your favourite reads, books you think should be featured so we can cross the world in style! These don’t have to be famous landmarks or buildings. A street, a park, a restaurant – if we can map it, we can include it!

Want a *Literary World Trip* badge?

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Taking part is easy!

Bloggers/ReadersAuthorsSubmit (until 13 June)FAQs
  • WorldSend us a location from a book you love (think specifics, like a street or landmark) and a short (1-2 sentence) summary of what happens there (optional).
  • The book details.
  • (Optional) Your blog and/or twitter details, a quote about you so we can promote you

You can submit entries until 13 June 2015

  • TicketSend us a location from your book (the more specific the better – think “Boston Public Library” rather than “Boston”) and a short (1-2 sentence) summary of what happens there.
  • A short quote from your novel (up to 200 words)
  • Your book details

You can submit entries until 13 June 2015

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  • PlaneCan I submit multiple locations? Yes, up to 2 – please send one at once though.
  • When will I know if my entry will be featured? We’ll email you or tag you on Twitter
  • When will the world trip schedule be shared? We’ll be working on the schedule between 14 June and 28 June and will post it by 30 June on the blog.

What we’ll do:

  • SuitcaseCollect all the entries between 14 May and 13 June
  • Put together a world trip schedule between 14 June and 28 June
  • Post the schedule on the blog on 30 June
  • Post world trip stops every weekday during July

Please spread the word using the #litworldtrip hashtag!

Authors/Bloggers Taking Part in 2015

Entries received so far from:

Books Featured in the Literary Road Trip 2013

Competition

TrainSpread the word, submit your locations and keep stopping by each day to Tweet about the world trip – each of these will give you a chance to win.

Check out the Twitter chatter, plus Instagram and Pinterest pics using #litworldtrip. You can easily follow the #litworldtrip Twitter feed here.

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About the Author:

Terri Giuliano Long, a frequent guest blogger, with appearances on hundreds of blogs, is a contributing writer for IndieReader and also wrote for Her Circle eZine. She lives with her family on the East Coast. Her debut novel, In Leah’s Wake, winner of the Global eBook Award, Popular Fiction, and Indie Discovery Award, Literary Fiction, has sold over 130,000 copies worldwide.

15 Comments

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  2. Barbara Ehrentreu May 18, 2015 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Sorry, I seem to have sent three entries for this. Please only consider the last one, since it is complete. I put the badge on my website. Looks like fun.

    • Terri Giuliano Long May 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Barbara – my apologies if the form was being glitchy. Your entry has been received and I’m thrilled to have you with us!

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  5. Holly May 23, 2015 at 1:42 am - Reply

    I think Roar of Thunder Hear My Cry deserves a spot on the literary world trip map.

  6. This is a fun idea, Terri!
    Good luck! Bon Voyage!
    ~Icky.

  7. Sarah Ashwood May 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Hi, I have a question–my fantasy series starts off in Colorado before the MC crosses to a parallel world. Can I still submit a piece from the portions of the book where my MC is in Colorado?
    Thanks,
    Sarah

    • Terri Giuliano Long May 26, 2015 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      Absolutely, Sarah! As long as there’s at least one location we can pin on a world map, we can accept it. Thanks for visiting!

  8. rbyrnes May 28, 2015 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Hey there! My book takes place in Seattle, specifically the islands in the Sound. Would that be a possible destination?

    • Terri Giuliano Long May 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm - Reply

      Definitely! If we can pin it on a world map, it can be included. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. sherry fundin June 3, 2015 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I would love to submit a book I love by one of my favorite authors with a location in my home state. Where do I submit the information? This sounds like a blast and I would love to share. If you would like to email me: sherryfundin69 at netscape dot net Thanks so much and have a great day.

    • Terri Giuliano Long June 3, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Hi Sherry

      A little way down the page is a ‘Taking part is easy!’ section with some tabs. If you click the ‘Submit (Until 13 June)’ tab, it should load the form you need.

      Literary World Trip: Taking part is easy!

      If for any reason the form won’t load, you can click here or send the following information to donna@dmbrownservices.co.uk (*=required):
      -Name*
      -Email*
      -Website
      -Book title and author*
      -Book scene/location (e.g. street name and town, landmark etc)*
      -What happens there? (1-2 sentences)*
      -About you/your blog (up to 200 words)
      -Excerpt from the book (up to 200 words)

      -Twitter username

      I hope this helps and look forward to seeing your entry!
      Terri

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