Yesterday I published an interview with Patagonia Ambassador Liz Clark. Such an amazing woman – I just wish I could’ve met up with her, seen Swell in real life, and gotten to surf.
Matador won this year’s ‘silver’ award for Online Travel Journalism Sites (see category 22).
Here were the judges’ comments:
Matador is more than just a high-quality online travel site. It is a great community of travel enthusiasts who mix expert advice and local knowledge through blogs, forums and destination pages. The network goes beyond creating a place to aggregate eyeballs and cheap user-generated content for advertisers. Its unique Matador U is aimed at helping get better — and not just more — travel content on the Web. The training and advice in Matador U is a model that other fields of journalism should examine.
Cell stories turned one year old today. They published one of my stories, Los Pitayeros last fall. I think it was the only story I’ve published where afterward I couldn’t read it (didn’t / don’t have a droid / iphone).
Steven Roll has just posted the contributors and story outlines for the upcoming eBook on Latin America.
The first writing contest Matador has sponsored in over a year, the Transparent Narrative contest prize is $300 plus tuition to MatadorU.
Deadline: Sept 10
No bullshit entry fee.
‘Sup out there?
Operating on Stoke got hacked last week. Sorry for anyone who opened this blog and got a warning message. I’ve since had it scanned for malware (various times) and we’re good to go again.
The only thing is that in all the hours and frustration of trying to get everything restored, the subdomain site MIXTAPE WRITING ended up getting “nuked.”
Thanks to everyone who participated in that project.
Alright, getting back into the flow.
today i published a new piece at the traveler’s notebook entitled ‘bariloche juxtaposition.’
i have a story in the new issue (11) of 34th Parallel.
it’s about cultural juxtapositions and fear in Patagonia.
you can buy different versions of the magazine (color or black and white) or download the whole thin for $3 at lulu.
thanks for helping to support independent literary magazines and writers.