Writers in the forest

What do forests mean to you? If you're a writer with a passion for nature, we want to hear from you.

From observing our expert foresters and wildlife rangers at work to watching our world-class scientists, we're seeking two writers to tell the story of our nation's forests.

We’re looking for innovation and imagination, and welcome all forms of storytelling. We’re particularly interested in hearing from under-represented groups to diversify the voices and stories found in nature writing.

The deadline for submission was midnight 14 January 2019.

Path through tall trees
Applications will be judged by an expert panel:

Key dates for writer selection: 

  • 14 January 2019 - Deadline for entries

  • 1 February 2019 - Shortlisted applicants informed

  • 7 February 2019 - Shortlisted applicants interviewed

Sun through the trees

We're celebrating 100 years of forestry

Explore our history and find out how you can get involved in 2019