The Mediterranean’s first environment-themed short story competition is looking for new stories

The Rooted Everyday Mediterranean Short Story Prize adult competition is now open (2 April – 24 June) #MedStoryPrize


Stories could draw inspiration from the oral tradition of handing down tales in the ecoregions, struggles of the people, the richness of the land and the urgency for preserving it. Stories that are also encouraged could be of travel within the Mediterranean that explores the natural world and reveals the ways in which being rooted, can lead to change for people and planet.

It’s free to enter for writers over 18. Stories entered for the prize must be original and previously unpublished. Writers will retain copyright of their work and agree for it to be used as part of Rooted Everyday communications. Stories must be written in either English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese or Greek.

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Winners will get the opportunity to travel to their national eco-site which includes accommodation, guided tour and subsistence. The Winner and the finalists will have their stories published in an international eBook.

A selection of experienced readers and Judges has been chosen from each country. The judges include Isabel Minhós Martins from Portugal, Brahim Elboukhari from Morocco, Maria Rousakis from Greece, Joaquin Araujo from Spain, Rania Masri from Lebanon and will be chaired by Amy Beeson from UK.

Find out more about the Rooted Everyday projects and how to enter the prize on the Rooted Everyday website.

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