Get Lit! is teaming up with community partners Out There Outdoors and The Spokesman-Review to present an exciting opportunity for local prose writers! We are seeking exceptional nonfiction, up to 750 words, with an outdoor or environmental theme. Submission is free and open to all. The contest deadline is May 15th. Out There Outdoors and The Spokesman-Review will each select and publish a winning piece this summer. 

Submit your piece as a word document below and include a short biographical statement. 

Writers looking to refine their submissions or expand their palette of outdoor writing techniques should consider taking the Get Lit! craft class “The Outdoor Writer’s Tool Kit” on Saturday, April 27th from 3:15 to 5:15. Instructors Summer Hess of Out There Outdoors and Eli Francovich of The Spokesman will also serve as the contest judges. Craft class cost is $30 or $20 with student ID. Tickets will be available in March via Tickets West. Check www.getlitfestival.org for information.

Get Lit! will also partner with Out There Outdoors for a pre-festival Backcountry Booty Drop, where Out There publishes clues for finding a backcountry stash of Get Lit! festival goodies. Updates will appear at https://outthereoutdoors.com/category/backcountry-booty/

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