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Win a book deal: The Nan Shepherd Prize

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Canongate's new prize for nature writers from under-represented backgrounds offers a book deal worth £10,000 to the winner

Canongate have named their major new prize after the Scottish Modernist writer, poet and hill-walker Nan Shepherd, whose books include The Living Mountain. Applications of narrative non-fiction are invited from unpublished writers who consider themselves under-represented in nature writing, through gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, disability or any other circumstance.

Applications open on 24 June. Interested writers should submit a one-page synopsis of a narrative non-fiction book on nature, plus chapter outlines of each chapter in the book, a sample chapter or chapters up to 10,000 words, and a one-page biographical note. The closing date for submissions will be 10 September.

For full details see the website.

 

Interested? Read Dialogue Books publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove's insights into how to be a nature writer and a writer's guide to wild writing by Natasha Carthew.

 

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