Wanderland Writer wins Prestigious Award

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

BATW-cover-smallWanderland Writer Laurie McAndish King earned a gold award in the SATW Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. Her winning story, Silk from Ashes, is about one determined woman and 11,640 tiny insect eggs that made a huge difference in the lives of survivors in war-torn Croatia. The story was published in the Bay Area Travel Writers anthology, Travel Stories from Around the Globe, available in both print and ebook versions.

The entry deadline for SATW‘s 2014 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition is April 1st, so get your stories ready to enter!

The competition is open to all North American journalists (not just SATW members), and it’s judged independently by the faculty at top U.S. schools of journalism. The SATW Foundation awards nearly $20,000 annually in prize money for outstanding print, online and multimedia works and for travel photography and both audio and video broadcast.


  1. Laurie, this is such great news. It makes one proud to be a fellow Wanderlander with you.

  2. Brava, Laurie. Looking forward your upcoming travel story collection!

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