Away is a space for writing about travel that challenges typical tellings, whether through the content of the pieces, the way they’re told, the voices telling them, or the discoveries travelers make in the process.
Away recognizes that people ‘travel’ for lots of different reasons—that travel can include emigration, exile, and the need for refuge as well as grand tours, studies away, and beach vacations. We’re looking for work that comprehends that one person’s “elsewhere” is another person’s “home.” We’re seeking work that grapples with its partiality–both that travelers are limited and enabled by their particular place in the world and that any account of lived experience will finally be incomplete. In this way, the work in Away experiments in and with those uncertain spaces.
Starting Summer 2022, we are going on hiatus.
Summer 2022: Going on Walkabout
We started publishing AWAY eight years ago and are proud of the voices we’ve added to the conversation. For now, we are going on hiatus but are excited to leave you with these two pieces to savor.
Tim DeClaire, I Played for a Knight and He Showed Me the World