Permanent Vacation: Volume 2

Bona Fide Books seeks literary essays for a collection about life and work in our national parks. In Volume 1, we read tales of grizzly encounters and streaking through Denali, personal relationships with temperamental elk in Yellowstone, and on finding beauty in housekeeping in Yosemite National Park. Now, we seek more of those stories from the national parks. Whether you spent your time building trails or alligator-proofing your cabin, we would love to read your experiences, cerebral and corporeal alike.

From Haleakala to the Everglades, we want to hear the tree-hugging epiphanies and vocational escapades. What happened there? How did you get hooked? What keeps you coming back?

Each writer whose work is selected will receive $100 for their essay and one copy of the collection, which will publish in spring 2018.

Deadline: December 1, 2017. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and 12 point Times New Roman or Courier font with standard formatting applied; word count is limited to 5,000.

Please submit via e-mail to

Please include "Permanent Vacation II" and the title of your work in the subject line.


If you are sending hard copy, mail to:

Bona Fide Books
P.O. Box 550278
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155


Thank you for submitting your work.