High Desert Museum

Waterston Desert Writing Prize

May 1, 2024 - Check back on February 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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A prize of $3,000 is given annually for a work of nonfiction that recognizes “the vital role deserts play worldwide in the ecosystem and the human narrative.” The winner is also provided with travel and lodging to attend a reception and awards ceremony at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, in September. Works-in-progress as well as published or unpublished prose are accepted. Using only the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of nonfiction, a brief bio, and a one-page project description by May 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

High Desert Museum, Waterston Desert Writing Prize, 59800 South Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702.