Fancy getting your writing published in a new book celebrating nature in summertime?
Summer will be published in May 2016 by Elliott & Thompson in conjunction with The Wildlife Trusts. The book will capture the changing season through different pieces of nature writing, describing, for example, the lifecycles of flora and fauna, startling moments of transition, seasonal change in cities and gardens, wildlife experiences that epitomise a point in the year or the shifting patterns of country life. Summer will include a collection of writing, old and new – including specially commissioned pieces, extracts from classic works, and lesser-known historical material – threaded together to mirror the unfolding of the season.
The first book in the series, Spring, is out in February, and Autumn and Winter will follow later this year, the seasons progressing from the beginning of each book to the end, where the next book starts.
The Wildlife Trusts and Elliott & Thompson would like to invite submissions for pieces of 800-1200 words describing one element of summertime in the UK – whether on a Wildlife Trust nature reserve, or a personal experience from elsewhere. Submissions for Autumn and Winter are also welcome.
Deadline for delivery of finished pieces for Summer: 14 February 2016
Please email expressions of interest to: Jennie Condell jennie at eandtbooks dot com