5 years of Travelettes.net, 1,200 published posts, 16,000 comments, 65,000 Facebook fans, 100,000 monthly readers, 19,000 Instagram followers and 6,500 Twitter friends, but only 9 Travelettes.

We somehow feel that this number doesn’t suit us too well and would like to make our team complete with a 10th regular editor. Could it be you?

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Of course we want to find the perfect new team member – a skilled writer and photographer, with insatiable wanderlust, and creative and enthusiastic about sharing her passion with others. That’s why we thought it would be a cool idea to turn this into a little competition.

All you have to do is send us a 300 word short-story and 5 of your best travel shots (taken BY you!) along with a decscription and photo of yourself to team@travelettes.net and include ’10th Travelette’ in the email subject. To make it a little more challenging we laid out three possible beginnings for your stories. Choose one from below and tell your story!

– “Swaying palm trees, the sound of ocean waves, the sun tickling my nose. Finally, I had found and reached a solemn place just for myself…”

– “This was it. It could not possibly get any worse. Maybe I should just pack my bags and head straight home on the first available flight…”

– “Although all my senses screamed loudly NOOOO, I just couldn’t give this opportunity a pass. This was one of these once-in a life time experiences I had hoped for…”

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The basic requirements for our new team member are those of a guest contributor (competent writer, native level English, high quality DSLR photography). In addition we require our regular contributors to submit a minimum of 3 posts per month.

As so many of our readers are from the US, but so far no Travelette is, we would love our new member to be from and based in the US. This is however not a strict condition, so please still apply if you’re from somewhere else.

Please spread the word and most of all: APPLY NOW!

The closing date for this is Friday 31st October 2014! Send your text and pics to team@travelettes.net and include ’10th Travelette’ in the email subject.

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photos by Kathi Kamleitner & Brian Shaw