Applications are open to previously unpublished writers based in the UK and Ireland, who consider themselves underrepresented in nature writing, whether through ethnicity, disability, class, sex, gender, sexuality or any other circumstances. This means that entrants must not have published full-length books of fiction or non-fiction (including children’s books) with a trade publisher. However:

From 24 June 2019, entrants will be invited to submit the following:


Submissions are open from 24 June 2019 to 10 September 2019. The shortlist will be announced in October. If you do not hear from us by 31 October 2019, unfortunately you have not been shortlisted. The winner will be chosen by the judging panel and announced in November 2019.

How to enter:

Please send your entry to If you are unable to submit as per the above guidelines, please email or call us on 0131 557 5111 to arrange an alternative method which works better for you.

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Submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of the entry rules. Full Terms and Conditions are available here. For all enquiries, please email