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 Entries must be in English and unpublished.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?

February 2022 Deadline: Adult Short Stories Competition. Cash prize of £200 for the winner!

March 2022 Deadline: Under 18s Short Stories Competition. Cash prize of £200 for the winner!

December 2022: We plan to open our adult novel competition again, the Orna Ross Green Stories Novel Prize, towards the end of 2022, sign up to our mailing list to stay in the loop.

You can read the full details of our upcoming Green Stories competition 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.