New Environmental Writing Competition – £500 first prize!

Writing Competition PrizeReally quick post, but I thought this opportunity was too good not to pass on.

Green Alphabet Writing Prize.

Flipside, the East Anglian literary and arts festival, is launching a writing competition for writers of all ages in a search for inspirational writing about the environment.

Here’s what you do. Choose any letter of the alphabet and use it in any way you like in a piece of writing on a green theme. Your submission can be a poem or a piece of prose, and could include some visual art. Whatever it is, it should refer to the environment and how to care for it.

First prize: £500 adults (16+); £200 for under 16s.

All entries will be considered for inclusion in an anthology. Poems should be no more than 40 lines, prose no more than 500 words.


  • Jackie Kay MBE is the Scots Makar,(poet Laureate) award winning poet and Chancellor of the University of Salford
  • Jon Canter is a novelist and playwright, his work is often to be heard on Radio 4.
  • Blake Morrison is a poet and Professor of Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Submit your entries online via or by post to Flipside Green Alphabet Writing Prize c/oEllen McAteer, Beccles Library, Blyburgate, Beccles NR34 9TB

The deadline for entries is 31st July 2017. Entry fee £3 per piece (under 16s free).

For more details, and information about the organiser, please visit their website.


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