Green Stories – Under 18s Short Story Competition

Deadline: 3 March 2022

Find Out More: https://www.greenstories.org.uk/upcoming-competitions/short-stories-competition-for-under-18s-deadline-march-2022/

Opportunity from: Liam

Contact: liam@newwritingsouth.com


Green Stories are seeking submissions for their under 18s short story competition.

Entries must conform to the green stories criteria of showing a positive vision of what a sustainable society might look like or include green solutions/policies/characters in the context of an otherwise mainstream story. It does NOT have to have an explicitly green theme, as green solutions can be smuggled in quite subtly.

Eligibility: Open to all 11-18 year olds, as long as the story is in English and has not been published elsewhere.

Entry Fee: Free – but entrants must show they have read at least one chapter from successfully published pieces from the Green Stories project that provide an example of entertaining mainstream fiction that meets the criteria of showing green solutions (not just problems) that readers can engage with. This year the book is Habitat Man, an eco-themed rom-com written specifically for the green stories project.

Prize: £200 is the main prize for the winner.

Deadline: March 3rd, 2022.

Submission will be provided two months before the deadline.

For more information on the the Green stories under 18s short story competition, please click here.