3rd Annual Nature’s Storytellers Submission Guidelines

3rd Annual Nature’s Storytellers Submission Guidelines

Are you one of nature’s storytellers? Do you have a story to tell about the land, water, or wildlife around you? Share your words with the community!

 

CONTEST GUIDELINES

We’re looking for original writing about or relating to the natural world, especially the wild things that live and breathe in our special place on earth, in Central Washington. Stories can involve nature as characters, narrators, heroes, tricksters, or something totally different. It’s up to you!

 

CONTENT FORMS

We’re accepting submissions in the following two forms:

Prose (Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction): 5,000-word max / no minimum

Poetry: 500-word max / no minimum

 

AGE CATEGORIES

We’re accepting works from the following age groups: Youth (6 to 12), Teen (13 to 18), & Adult (19 to infinity).

 

DEADLINE

Submission Window is open December 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

  • Please submit your stories online HERE: https://form.jotform.com/cowichecanyon/natures-storytellers-2022
  • Two submissions per person per content form (poetry or prose). So you can submit up to two poems and two stories.

 

PRIZES!                                  

  • Contest winners will be published in an ebook created by the Yakima Valley Libraries.
  • 1st and 2nd Prizes from community businesses will be awarded in all age and form categories.
  • Winners will be invited to perform their work as part of a Live Reading at a date and location TBA in February. Stay Tuned!

 

JUDGING

Winners will be selected by a panel of volunteer judges from the Yakima community.

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