Writers in the forest

Apply to be a writer in the forest

We're looking for two writers to tell the story of our nation's forests

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, two writers will embark on a journey to understand the forests we have looked after over the past century.

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.

Deadline for submission is midnight 14th January 2019.

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

We can offer you:

  • Unique access to our nation’s forests

  • Promotional support and a platform to share your work

  • Development opportunities

  • £2,500

How to apply

Please send a current CV and pitch outlining your interest in the opportunity and how you might respond creatively to our nation’s forests. Spoken word or short story, poetry or prose…you decide.

We will accept pitches in writing (max 750 words), video (3 max minutes via YouTube or via Dropbox/WeTransfer) or audio (max 3 minutes via SoundCloud)

Sun through the trees

We're celebrating 100 years of forestry

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