Anthology Nature Writing Competition

First prize of €500 and the winning entry published in Anthology magazine. Entries are now invited

by Anthology

The Anthology Nature Writing Competition is created to celebrate the beauty of the natural world, inspire literary excellence and encourage Anthology’s readers to explore the great outdoors. Whether it’s the wonder of life right in your own garden, an encounter with wildlife, the serenity of a forest, a reflection on environmental challenges, or the healing power of nature, we welcome your stories.

The Anthology Nature Writing Competition is open to original and previously unpublished works in the English language by writers of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Essays entered must not exceed a maximum of 1,500 words. Writers can submit as many entries as they wish. Each submission will require a separate entry form and is subject to a separate entry fee.

It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.


The winner will receive a €500 and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology.

Submission deadlines and entry fees

Final Deadline: 30 September 2024

  • Standard fee – €15: June – September 2024

How to enter

Click the button below to access the entry form. Fill in your details, upload your entry and complete the payment before clicking ‘submit’. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions below for competition rules.

Terms and conditions

  • To enter the Anthology Nature Writing Competition, submit an original, previously unpublished work, written in English with a maximum of 1,500 words.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit. Each submission will require a separate entry form and will be subject to a separate entry fee.
  • There is no age limit.
  • In order to minimise administrative costs and maintain affordable fees, please note that entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Submissions will be judged on their emotional impact, creativity, and the ability to captivate the reader. 
  • Once selected, the winner will be contacted by email or telephone.
  • Copyright remains with the author but Anthology reserves the right to be the first to publish or arrange a broadcast of selected works. 

The Anthology Nature Writing Competition is listed with:

Duotrope | Study, Work, Grow | CAP Arts Centre | Fine Art New Zealand | Film Freeway | Arizona Arts Commission | Florida Department of State | Regional Arts & Culture Council | North Carolina Arts Council | NAWE | New Writers | Writers College | Australian Writers’ Resource | Sisters in Crime Australia | | Christopher Fielden | Almond Press | UK Writers College | SA Writers College | Reedsy | New Pages |