SELC calls for submissions for Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards

The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards. Nominations are welcome from anyone, including readers, authors, and publishers.

Presented each year during the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Reed Awards recognize outstanding writing in two categories: Book for works of nonfiction (not self-published) and Journalism for newspaper, magazine, and online writing published by a recognized institution, such as a news organization, university, or nonprofit group. Here are the requirements:

  • All submissions must have been published between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016.
  • Submissions must relate to the natural environment in at least one of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia.
  • Submissions are due October 1, 2016, at SouthernEnvironment.org/submit.
  • Journalism entries must be at least 3,000 words.

As in past years, the winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges that includes leading environmental writers, journalists, and advocates. The awards honor the late Phillip D. Reed, a distinguished attorney, a committed environmental activist, and a founding trustee of SELC.

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