Calling writers aged 18 to 25 for the Bell Prize essay contest

Here is an excellent writing opportunity for young writers passionate about the West. Tom Bell founded High Country News in 1970.

The Bell Prize honors thoughtful writing about the West by writers aged 18 to 25. We’re looking for stories about what it means to inhabit the Western U.S. at this time in history, whether essays, opinions, polemics or screeds. Topics are endless but could include climate change, water, drought, wildlife, public lands, Indigenous sovereignty, wildlife, wildfire, ecosystem restoration, renewable and nonrenewable energy, environmental history, outdoor recreation and any creative commingling of these topics.

Learn more here.

John Yunker
Author of the novels The Tourist Trail and Where Oceans Hide Their Dead. Co-founder of Ashland Creek Press and editor of Writing for Animals (also now a writing program).
John Yunker


Author of books, plays and short stories. Publisher at Ashland Creek Press. Web globalization geek at Byte Level Research. And vegan.
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