Submissions are sought for five-minute performance slots for a virtual event on Kendal Mountain Festival’s online platform. These can be pre-recorded if needed but there will also be a live Q&A discussion. Each writer will receive a fee of £100.
Submissions are invited from anyone who feels their voices and experiences are not currently reflected in mountain and outdoor literature, including Black writers, Indigenous writers, writers from ethnic, cultural and religious minorities, disabled writers, LGBTQ+ writers and low-income and working-class writers.
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.