The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for its annual Reed Environmental Writing Award.  The award seeks to enhance public awareness of the value and vulnerability of the region's natural heritage by giving special recognition to writers who most effectively tell the stories about the South's environment. Submissions must relate to the natural environment in at least one of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia.
SELC's annual Reed Environmental Writing Award has two categories:
* Book, for non-fiction books (not self-published), and
* Journalism, for newspaper, magazine writing, and online writing that is published by a recognized institution (e.g., newspaper, university or non-profit organization) and is journalistic in nature
Journalism entries must be at least 3,000 words. Nominations may be made by anyone, including the author or publisher. Prizes of $1,000 are awarded to the winner in each category; winners will be publicly announced at SELC's special event during the Virginia Festival of the Book on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
All submissions must have been published during calendar year 2013, and must be postmarked by January 2, 2014. Please see the website  for more information.