$5000 and a residency near here? Start writing!
It's the 10th anniversary of the Wildcare Tasmania International Nature Writing Prize. The prize wobbled to its feet in late 2002, with the shy hope that it might encourage a few more writers to think and write about their connection to the natural world. Five winners and hundreds of entries later, we're amazed to see that hope being fed by a strong and growing interest in place and nature writing all around the world. And we're pleased to see Tasmania recognised as a natural hub for such writing.
We've certainly made it worthwhile. The winner receives $A5000, plus airfares, a residency in Tasmania, and publication in ISLAND. That's a wonderful prize in any writing genre! But what is nature writing? For the purposes of this Prize, we've defined it as "literary prose whose major inspiration and subject matter is the natural world, not necessarily excluding its significance for humans and/or their interactions with it."
We hope we'll be flooded with entries between now and January 31st, the closing date. But most of all we hope people all over the world start to put their attachment to the natural world into words. Please click on the link below. All the best!
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