A Nod to the Past and Future: Awards and Publication News

There is something to be said for consistency. And it’s a blessing to have consistency during awards season.


My story “Speaking in Hats” (published in Compass Cultura in July, 2015) won a gold medal in both the NATJA Awards and the Travelers’ Tales Solas Awards. Meanwhile, “Off the Deep End in Captain Karl’s Homemade Yellow Submarine” previously published in Narratively in March, 2015) won a bronze medal in each of the respective competitions. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the stories, the links to each double-medal winner are above.

I’m honored to be rubbing virtual shoulders with such writers as Michael Luongo, Jayme Moye, Lola Akinmade Åkerström, David Noyes, Tim Leffel, Andrew McCarthy, Christopher P. Baker, Shelly Rivoli, and all the winners of NATJA Awards this year. And I’m thrilled that I can count myself among such writers as Kimberley Lovato, Jayme Moye, James Dorsey, Erin Byrne, Lola Akinmade Åkerström, Erik R. Trinidad, Shelly Rivoli, Mara Gorman, Lance Mason, and Marcia DeSanctis who won awards this year in the Travelers’ Tales Solas Awards.

The complete list of NATJA Awards winners is here.

The complete list of Travelers’ Tales Solas Awards winners is here.

And now for the future:

I’m happy to announce that my next book, Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns, and Revelations in the Americas, will be released in July, 2016 by Tilted Hat Press. “Off the Deep End in Captain Karl’s Homemade Yellow Submarine” will appear in the compilation, along with over thirty other stories, most of which having never been published before. Stay tuned…


About OmnivorousTraveler

Darrin DuFord is a travel writer, mapgazer, and jungle rodent connoisseur. His writing has won numerous awards and has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Travel, Gastronomica, Roads & Kingdoms, Narratively, and Perceptive Travel, among other publications. He is the author of Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns and Revelations in the Americas (released in July 2016) and Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama without a Car, silver medalist in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards.
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