Category Archives: Writing about Place – Competitions and Opportunities

Windfall – Australian haiku journal

It’s almost time for sending your haiku to the new journal Windfall. Submissions are accepted between 30th June and 31 July. The guidelines state : We are seeking haiku which are relevant to the experience of urban and rural life … Continue reading

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More rich rewards for Nature Writing

A recent episode of Books and Arts Daily featured an interview with Stephen Wright, winner of the $5,000 Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize 2012 for his essay, Bunyip. The program also features tall tales about this mythical creature and is well … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to Place – WIldcare Prize

The winners of the 2013 Wildcare Tasmania International Nature Writing Prize were announced on March 23 at The Lark as part of the Tasmanian Writers’ Festival,during Ten Days on the Island.   Tanya Massy of Brunswick West, Victoria, took out first place for her essay, … Continue reading

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Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize

Of course, not all haiku are nature poems, but since most haiku usually feature some aspect of nature I thought it appropriate to list this competition in honour of Australia’s well-loved poet, Janice Bostok.  Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize: Australia’s … Continue reading

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Disappearing Places

An exciting innovation from The Red Room Company, The Disappearing is an innovative app that explores poetry and place using geolocation technology. They are looking for poems ‘that capture the emotions, ideas and experiences associated with places that may vanish … Continue reading

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Nature Poetry Competition

British poetry magazine,The Rialto, in conjunction with RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is running a nature poetry competition which will be judged by Sir Andrew Motion and Mark Cocker. The closing date is 30 April, 2012 … Continue reading

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Tidings from Watermark Literary Society

Exciting opportunities for nature writers: The Watermark Fellowship for an emerging nature writer is now open for applications for 2012. The prize includes a 3-week residency in  Camden Haven, NSW. Applications close on 2 April, 2012. The Eric Rolls Prize … Continue reading

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