Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 16, 2012

No Fee Contest

Don’t get scared off by the word “Young” or “New.” This contest is open to all non-published writers Only a few days left for this one. 

SAGE MAGAZINE, a publication of the graduate students of the YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, is holding a WRITING COMPETITION

Awards: First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $300; Third Prize: $200
One writer under 20 will receive a Special Mention.
All finalists will be published on SAGE Magazine’s website and considered for our annual print publication.

Judging: SAGE Magazine staff will select finalists. Finalists will be judged by a panel including some of the country’s foremost working writers and journalists, including:

Bill McKibben, Author, Educator, and Environmentalist
Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, Staff Writer
Steve Hawk, Sierra Magazine, Executive Editor; Surfer Magazine, Former Editor-in-Chief
Jon Mooallem, The New York Times Magazine, Contributor
Scott Dodd, OnEarth.org, Editor; Columbia School of Journalism, Adjunct Professor

Submission Fee: There is none! We are generously supported by a grant from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Submission Guidelines: Send us essays, short stories, memoirs, poetry, graphic novels, reporting, sky-writing–all forms of environmental writing accepted (including excerpts from longer works). Writers under 20 must include their age to be considered for special mention.

Eligibility: Open to all non-professional writers. All writing submitted to SAGE Magazine after 10/01/2011 will be automatically considered for the competition.

Fine Print: SAGE takes no rights to publication, meaning contest participants are free to submit and publish their work elsewhere. Editors will consult with winners to edit submissions for publication. SAGE reserves the right to declare a tie and to award only as many winners and finalists as are appropriate to the quality of work represented in the magazine.

Deadline: April 20th, Midnight, Eastern Standard Time
Please send final submissions to SageMagazine@gmail.com
Winners and Finalists Announced May 15th, 2012

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll spread the word.

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  2. Be careful of what they mean by professional/non-professional! It may mean if you have ever been paid for any writing, even if it was one item years ago, you’re ineligible. I learned this lesson the hard way in another contest!

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