New writing contest: Sassafras Award for Excellence in Environmental Writing

Always exciting to see a new award established for environmental writing. This one is for regionally focused writing in the states of Missouri, Arkansas or Louisiana. The Sassafras Award for Excellence in Environmental Writing is a newly-established award of $3,000 that extends the Ozark Society Foundation’s history of publishing books that educate the public on …

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UK Writing Opportunity: Sustainability First Writing Prize

A wonderful writing opportunity for those of you in the UK: The Sustainability First Writing Prize 2021 is open to British writers and international writers living, working or studying in the UK, over the age of 18 years. Writing could include, but is not limited to, an article, a personal account, an essay, a short …

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Call for submissions: Turku Book Prize 2021

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) are sponsoring the Turku Book Prize in environmental history. The winner will receive €3,000. To be eligible, books must be: By a single author Published in 2019 or 2020 About environmental history Written on a primarily European topic …

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Terrain’s 11th annual writing contest closes September 7

A quick reminder that Terrain is accepting submissions in poetry, nonfiction, and fiction until September 7 The first-place winner in each genre will be awarded $500 plus publication. Finalists in each genre will also receive publication and a $100 prize. All submissions are considered for publication. Winners will be announced no later than December 2020. …

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Green Stories Writing Competition: Stories for children

If you’ve got a children’s story focused on making this world a better place, check out this free writing competition: We are looking for stories for children that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. We will consider all genres, and the story doesn’t have to be about sustainability or climate …

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Announcing the winner of the Siskiyou Prize

We are delighted to announce that Athena E. Copenhaver is the winner of the 2019 Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, for her novel MY DAYS OF DARK GREEN EUPHORIA.  The award’s final judge, Carol J. Adams (author of The Sexual Politics of Meat) writes: “Awareness of ecocide, environmental devastation, and animal suffering might not seem the likely content for …

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New Writing Opportunity: Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest

Sponsored by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University, the contest organizers are “looking for short stories that help us imagine how humans can live within Earth’s planetary boundaries—at the individual level, yes, but more importantly at the level of organizations, communities, and societies, and at the level of a global human civilization.” Work will …

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Waterston Desert Writing Prize now open for submissions

A unique award for a unique ecosystem… Now starting its sixth year, the Prize annually honors literary nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place, and desert literacy – with the desert as both subject and setting. Inspired by author and poet Ellen Waterston’s love of the high desert of Central Oregon, a region that …

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Writing Opportunity: The 2020 Calibre Essay Prize

The Australian Book Review has announced its annual $7,500 Calibre Essay Prize. And while the contest may be located in Australia, it is open to writers everywhere. The list of judges is impressive: J.M. Coetzee, Lisa Gorton, and Peter Rose. Entries are currently open for the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize, worth a total of AU$7,500. The …

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