Upcoming competitions

Green Stories writing competitions are a series of free writing competitions across various formats to solicit stories that showcase what a sustainable society might look like. Open to all. Entries must be in English and unpublished. The competitions are organised by the University of Southampton. Our mission is to create a cultural body of work that entertains and informs about green solutions, inspires green behaviour and raises awareness of the necessary transformations towards a sustainable economy.

What competitions are currently open?

July 2022 Deadline: Short Story Clean vs. Green. First place prize of £500 (or local currency equivalent)

November 2022 Deadline: EcoSanta Short Story Competition (partnership with Ecologisers). Cash prize of £100 for the winner!

December 2022: the Orna Ross Green Stories Novel Prize. Prizes up to £1000 and publishing support prizes (both traditional and self-publishing routes).

You can read the full details of our Green Stories competitions’ criteria here, and check out the general competition guidelines here.

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We’re regularly running different types of green writing competitions, whether they’re novels, radio plays, short stories or something entirely different. Sign up to our mailing list to find out when we open our next competition.