The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is pleased to announce the 2024 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Award to celebrate writers who achieve both literary excellence and offer extraordinary insight into the South’s natural treasures and environmental challenges.
Donor Name: Southern Environmental Law Center
State: Selected States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Award
Size of the Grant: $2,500
In the long, proud tradition of southern literature, writers have often drawn on the region’s unique natural treasures for inspiration and insight—from the haunting cypress swamps of Georgia to the tall mountains of western North Carolina to the rolling fields of the Virginia piedmont. As the South grows and changes, writers are increasingly exploring the relationship with these natural riches and the challenges they face in this time of transition, and SELC’s Reed Environmental Writing Award honors the best of these storytellers.
The mission of the award is to enhance public awareness of the value and vulnerability of the South’s natural treasures and to recognize and encourage the writers who most effectively tell the stories about the region’s environment.
- Book: for non-fiction books (not self-published).
- Journalism: for newspaper, magazine and online articles.
Prizes of $2,500 are awarded to the winner in each category.
- Entries must be at least 1,000 words; published in the year ending October 1, 2022.
- Pertain to the environment in at least one of the six states in SELC’s region (Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia).
For more information, visit Southern Environmental Law Center.