Whole Terrain, the nationally renowned literary journal of Antioch University New England, has established an annual award for outstanding undergraduate writers. We’re seeking environmental essays from current undergraduates for this year’s issue, Significance of Scale! The writer of the winning essay will receive the New Terrain Award of $500 and have his or her work published in the upcoming issue.
Whole Terrain is challenging college students to write an original essay considering matters of scale: Do small actions really make a difference? Can local movements bring necessary change? How do we measure biological diversity at ecosystem-appropriate scales? What does nanotechnology mean for life in the future? Can systems theory help us understand our role in the universe?
The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2009. Entries should be sent using our online form. If you have questions or need assistance, please send us an email with the subject header “New Terrain Award Submission.”
To qualify for the award, you must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing, while submitting original work. This information will be verified for potential candidates.
Manuscripts are not read anonymously. During the screening process, every manuscript is read by the entire editorial board in preparation for the finalist meeting where winners are chosen by consensus. In instances where an editorial board member is personally acquainted with an entrant the member is required to disclose the relationship before discussion.