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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Something to Say About the Northeast Mountains?

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a news release of the Waterman Fund

Enter the 2009 Alpine Essay Contest

The Waterman Fund seeks the submission of essays about the mountains of the northeastern U.S. for its second annual Waterman Fund Alpine Essay Contest.

Guy and Laura Waterman spent a lifetime reflecting and writing on the Northeast's mountains. The Waterman Fund seeks to further their legacy through essays and stories that celebrate the spirit of the Northeast's mountains. We encourage the submission of essays that explore the relationship between the human spirit and that environment. Specifically, we are seeking personal essays about stewardship of wild places, whether through a scientific lens or an encounter with wildness.

Essays must be original works ranging from 2500 to 4000 words. The submission deadline is May 1, 2009. The winning piece will be published in Appalachiajournal, and the winning essayist will be awarded $2,000. In addition, the Waterman Fund may recognize one or more essays with honorable mention, awarding those winners with signed copies of the Waterman's companion volumes, Backwoods Ethics and Wilderness Ethics.

Writers who have not published a book or have not been published in a national magazine on the topic of the contest are eligible for participation.

see the complete rules

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