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.