Literature Ambassador: Opportunities for Writers

Fancy being a Writer in the Forest?

Forestry Commission England is looking for two writers in residence for 2019. This is what they say about it:

What do forests mean to you? If you’re a writer with a passion for nature, we want to hear from you.

From observing our expert foresters and wildlife rangers at work to watching our world-class scientists, two writers will embark on a journey to understand the forests we have looked after over the past century.

We’re looking for innovation and imagination, and welcome all forms of storytelling. We’re particularly interested in hearing from under-represented groups to diversify the voices and stories found in nature writing.

Deadline for submission is midnight 14th January 2019.

For more information and to download the application details go to their site here:

Me, with trees.

And if you are an unpublished female writer, the

Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2019 now open for entries

The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize was founded in 2010 by Professor Janet Todd OBE, then President of the College. Aspiring authors are invited to submit an opening to a novel (up to the first 50 pages), accompanied by a synopsis of how the novel progresses and concludes. Entrants must be female, aged 21 and over and resident in the UK. The shortlist will be announced on the College website on Wednesday 6 March 2019. The winner will be announced at a dinner on Thursday 23 May 2019, attended by representatives from the publishing industry hoping to sign up the literary talents of the future. The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500 and a consultation with Peters Fraser Dunlop.

The deadline is February 8 at 12 noon. For more information visit their website:

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