We at Way Beyond Borders believe that the world is an awesome place and with so much going on all the time, there are always stories to share. We also believe, wholeheartedly, that no one has better tales to tell than travellers! We'd be very happy to have some of yours on our site.
As for the tone of the stories we look to publish, basically we're looking for anything and everything, especially stuff about interesting and exotic places all around the world. Your experiences in the places are key, but so are the places themselves. We're not just looking for you to recant the time you accidentally wound up sharing a meal with a good-natured 'lady of the evening' in a red-light district in Manila; we also want to know what that red-light district looked, sounded and smelled like, and how it represents a true part of the city no matter how underbelly it may seem to some. We want to know why that bistro in Buenos Aires with the hand-ground coffee beans is the best you've ever visited, not just how you felt while you were sitting there listening to tunes o' tango. In essence, your piece can't just be a 'story', but it has to offer up something that another traveller would find interesting or useful (without being too travel-bookish).
As we are just starting out, we can't pay you for your stories but we can give you a byline for as many stories as you publish and, who knows, down the road we may need permanent writers for the site as well as stories for our book. Also, before we could publish anything you write, you would have to send back a signed copy of our writer's agreement, which basically says that you are submitting a piece that may be edited for length, grammar and the like, etc., that it and any photos you submit will be published on the internet and that WBB will have the right to republish the piece in our publications (though you retain rights to everything you submit). The contract will also include a clause that says you will be paid for the piece if we use it in the forthcoming book, and there will be an option for you to check off to apply the contract to all future submissions so you don't have to sign one every time.
Thank you for your interest in Way Beyond Borders!
The Way Beyond Borders Team