Sage Magazine Holds Young Environmental Writers Contest

Sage Magazine Holds Young Environmental Writers Contest

Any aspiring environmental writers out there?  Here’s a chance to make a little money and support our very own SAGE magazine…

The student-run SAGE Magazine is sponsoring its first annual Young Environmental Writers Contest.

The magazine is accepting essays, short stories, memoirs, poetry, graphic novels, reporting, sky-writing and excerpts from longer works. The contest is intended to generate debate on emerging topics in the environment, natural resources and sustainable living, according to co-editor-in-chief Aaron Reuben.

First prize is $500, second prize is $300 and third prize is $200. Finalists will be published online and possibly in the annual print publication.

An independent panel of judges will make final selections: author Bill McKibben; Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer for The New Yorker; Steve Hawk, executive editor of Sierra Magazine; Jon Mooallem, a contributor to The New York Times Magazine; and Scott Dodd, editor of OnEarth.org.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 20, and winners will be announced on May 15. Writers under the age of 20 must include their age to be considered for special mention. For more information, visit www.sagemagazine.org.