Submissions are sought for five-minute performance slots for an online reading and discussion event on Kendal Mountain Festival’s online platform. These can be pre-recordered if needed but there will also be a live Q&A discussion that we would love each writer to take part in where possible.
Submissions are invited from anyone who feels their voice and experiences are not currently reflected in mountain and outdoor literature, including writers from ethnic, cultural and religious minorities, disabled writers, LGBTQ+ writers, POC writers, Indigenous writers, low-income and working-class writers. Each writer will receive a fee of £50.
We welcome submissions in any genre and style – including poetry, spoken word, nonfiction and fiction – so long as they focus on place, nature and/or outdoor cultures.
How to Submit
- up to 1000 words of prose or 2 pages of poetry.- 200-500 words introducing your work and why you think it fits the brief.- your name, address and email address.
Deadline: midnight, October 16th 2022Email your entry as a single word document or pdf with the subject line ‘Open Mountain Submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.orgSelected writers will be informed on or by November 3rd 2022.