Reed Environmental Writing Award


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, and SELC’s Reed Environmental Writing Award honors the best of these storytellers.

Contest requirements can be found here, and submission instructions can be found here. To read about last year’s Reed Award winners, Margaret Renkl and Megan Mayhew Bergman, please visit this page.