Really 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.