Green Stories writing competitions are a series of free writing competitions across various formats to solicit stories that showcase what a sustainable society might look like. Open to all. Entries must be in English and unpublished. Our mission is to create a cultural body of work that entertains and informs about green solutions, inspires green behaviour and raises awareness of the necessary transformations towards a sustainable economy.
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How to Enter
What’s on right now?
The next competition is the Orna Ross Green Stories Novel Prize, deadline 30th December 2021. Typically novels are 70,000 – 100, 000 words. All we ask of you is to submit three chapters (minimum of 4000 words, maximum 10,000 words) as one document for your entry – find full details here.
Full guidelines and details of how we judge the Green Stories Writing Competitions on the competition page.
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Our competitions have two key priorities: your storytelling ability and they must incorporate green solutions.
We ask writers to check out transformative solutions and integrate them into their stories. The story doesn’t have to be about sustainability or climate change directly. A rom-com, for example, could be set in a society that replaces ownership with borrowing and the heroine goes to a clothes library to pick up a posh dress and borrow jewellery for her big date; or the hero in a crime drama could use a carbon credit card and hear the news in the background reporting on the well-being index instead of GDP; or a family drama could be set in a society where people have gardens on their roofs, use green technologies, eat insect burgers and generate energy from their own waste, and so on. We are eager to read what your imaginations can come with!
You can view the full competition guidelines on our website.