Reed Environmental Writing Award

NOTE: In light of the cancellation of the Virginia Festival of the Book, SELC has cancelled the presentation of this year’s Reed Environmental Writing Awards, scheduled for March 20th at the Haven in Charlottesville. To read more about this year’s winners, please click here.

We share the festival’s commitment to protecting public health and regret any inconvenience these cancellations cause. Thank you for your continued support of great environmental writing and the Southern Environmental Law Center.


In the long, proud tradition of southern literature, writers have often drawn on the region’s unique natural heritage for inspiration and insight—from the haunting cypress swamps of Georgia to the tall mountains of western North Carolina to the rolling fields of the Virginia piedmont. As the South grows and changes, writers are increasingly exploring our relationship with these natural riches and the challenges they face in this time of transition. SELC’s Reed Environmental Writing Award honors the best of these storytellers.