We are re-opening the Green Stories novel prize with a revised deadline of 26th June. The judges didn’t feel that submissions so far met the criteria of reader engagement and green solutions to the extent of meriting the £1000/$1200 prize. A common problem was to show problems rather than solutions, and/or not have enough ‘hooks’ to keep the reader engaged and turning the page. We therefore encourage writers to check out the competition guidelines fully and read suggested examples to give themselves the best chance of winning. This will be the last novel format for a while, unless we secure further sponsorship, so we are holding out for a really good winner that we can mentor towards publication.