Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 30, 2012

No Fee Writing Contest and Publication

Gwen Connolley sent in this “Out of This World” illustration for July. It was created for an article on The Wonderful World of Jet Lag, with an effort to make a difficult situation appear fun (which it usually isn’t) and fantasticly mysterious (which it is). Day and night and sleep and play–in this twisted game of space and time and swirling geographical lines the truly jet-lagged child doesn’t know or care what’s right; it’s all just part of the fun. To see more of my work, please visit

WOLFoundation runs an annual competition looking for the best non-technical, English language writing on any subject related to environmental issues.

Entries will be judged by the members of our Advisory Board.

The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $1,500. A further $500 will be awarded to the second placed entry.

The shortlisted entries will be published as a book of collected essays.

What we are looking for

Our judging process will reward two main attributes in the submissions received: fresh thinking and a clear, compelling writing style. We are looking for entries that everyone will want to read.

All viewpoints welcome

Any and all views are welcome and encouraged. We would like to see entries that address all perspectives – whether for or against any particular stance. Just avoid giving us tired ideas that have been hashed out many times before.

Fact or fiction?

Entries should be written in prose in the English language. You can submit essays or short stories, factual commentary or fiction – whichever way and whichever writing style you choose to communicate your ideas. Just make it compelling.

Who can enter?

Everyone is welcome. Any one individual may submit up to three entries.

What to submit

Essays should be aimed at a general readership and should be non-technical. No footnotes or citations are allowed.

Submissions should be no longer than 2,000 words.

Essays may have been published before provided you have the necessary permissions to re-publish.

But English is not my first language!

Don’t worry. We are mainly after clearly presented ideas not language perfection. If your essay reaches the finalists, we will help with editing the language.

When to submit

Submissions for the 2012 competition should be submitted by email no later than September 30th, 2012.

Entry to the competition is free of charge.


Copyright for all submissions remain with the authors. In submitting their work, authors grant the Web of Life Foundation an irrevocable license to print, publish, distribute and publicize the submitted work.  Good Luck!

Talk tomorrow,


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