The University of Southampton: Green Stories Writing Competition

Green Stories Writing Competitions solicit stories that embed green solutions in the context of an engaging plot aimed at a mainstream audience. It is run by the The University of Southampton and is free to enter with prizes. Anyone (any country, any age) can enter as long as the entry is in English and it has not been published/produced.

Writers are asked to write stories that present positive visions of what a sustainable society might look like, or integrate green characters, policies, solutions etc. in the backdrop of an otherwise mainstream story.

Green Stories Writing Competitions are aimed at students as well as other writers to create a cultural body of work that showcases what a sustainable society might look like. Research by Dr Denise Baden has demonstrated that solution based stories, or stories that smuggle in green ideas/characters in the context of an otherwise mainstream story are more likely to inspire greener behaviours than catastrophic tales of climate change.

The next competition asks for TV/Radio play scripts. The winning entry will receive a free script appraisal and treatment by the Literary Consultancy, plus will be sent to production companies for consideration.

Find full details on the Green Stories website 

Deadline: August 26th 2021

Source: BBC Writers Room

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