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Call for Applicants:Banff Environmental Reportage Writing Program

Frontline: Environmental Reportage | The Banff Centre
April 11 - April 23, 2016

Application deadline 27 January 2016 


Frontline is a program series that trains and supports writers who are exploring, testing, witnessing and reporting back on some of the most current and pressing issues of our time. This year’s focus is environmental reportage. The program addresses universal environmental concerns at a time when they could not be more relevant – from natural resources, to climate change, to life after oil. 

What does the program offer?

This residency offers writers - staff, freelance writers or embedded journalists - two weeks to focus on an environment-related writing project, editorial guidance, and seminars and discussion sessions with guest faculty who have achieved excellence in environmental reportage.

Who should apply?

Applicants should be emerging and established writers, working on a long-form magazine narrative (ranging anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 words) or a book-length project. 

If accepted

Successful applicants will be asked to submit a first or early draft of their project, or an excerpt for book-length projects, by April 1, 2016, to allow for suitable faculty preparation. Successful applicants are also encouraged to submit, if applicable, a summary of research-related issues or areas of concern (maximum one-page) by April 1, 2016.

For more information on the program or how to apply, visit: https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/frontline-environmental-reportage#sthash.CfBaJUCx.dpuf