Anthology: Sussex Wildlife Trust Creative Writing Project

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Sussex Wildlife Trust water anthology project

From a puddle to the ocean – rivers to rockpools – cloud formations to a dewdrop – water is everywhere and it’s amazing. Sussex Wildlife Trust have chosen water as the theme for this year’s creative writing anthology. This year they are keen to invite entries about nature in all seasons and all weathers.

Think about everything that relates to Sussex seas and beaches, such as starfish, sea squirts, Mermaid’s Purses, sea birds, fish, waders, kelp. Wildlife that lives on and around wetlands, lakes, rivers and ponds. Otters, Water Voles, ducks, dragonflies, swans, toads, frogs and newts. Clouds, reflections, dew drops, snow, mist, rain, storms.

Your work needs to be a maximum of 14 lines of poetry (in any format you prefer – haiku or sonnets are welcome), or 50-100 words of prose poetry, micro-fiction or flash fiction. All entries need to be previously unpublished, including on social media.

A Sussex Wildlife Trust panel, alongside local poet Janet Sutherland, will pick a selection to publish in their online anthology and the best submissions will be shared on Sussex Wildlife Trust’s website and social media channels.

Rules and how to enter

  • Submissions are welcome from all ages, adults and children. Please include your age on the form if under 16 years old
  • One entry per person
  • Your work must be original and previously unpublished
  • Copyright of all submissions will remain with the Author, but the Sussex Wildlife Trust would have permission to reproduce the submission, with credit to author, in print and online

Closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 28th February 2023.

Enter your submission via the form at the bottom on the following page:


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