Released by Bill Sublette, selcva.org
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards.
Nominations are welcome from anyone, including readers, authors, and publishers.
Presented each year during the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Reed Awards recognize outstanding writing on the southern environment in two categories:
- Book for works of nonfiction (not self-published)
- Journalism for newspaper, magazine, and online writing published by a recognized institution (e.g. a news organization, university or nonprofit group)
Guidelines include the following:
- All submissions must have been published between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016.
- Submissions must relate to the natural environment in at least one of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia.
- Submissions are due October 1, 2016, at SouthernEnvironment.org/submit.
- Journalism entries must be at least 3,000 words.
There are three options for submitting entries: electronic copy, hard copy, or a website link where the submission is available for sale. Hard copy submissions will not be returned.
As in past years, the winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges that includes leading environmental writers, journalists, and advocates. The awards honor the late Phillip D. Reed, a distinguished attorney, a committed environmental activist, and a founding trustee of SELC.
The Southern Environmental Law Center is a regional nonprofit using the power of the law to protect the health and environment of the Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia). Founded in 1986, SELC has a team of more than 60 legal and policy experts who represent more than 100 partner groups on issues of climate change and energy, air and water quality, forests, the coast and wetlands, transportation, and land use. More information is available at www.SouthernEnvironment.org.
More information on the Virginia Festival of the Book is online here. Festival dates are March 22-26, 2017.