Entries open for Mountain Writing Competition

Writers with a taste for the high life are being sought by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland for its long running literary competition.

The MCofS Mountain Writing Competition seeks out the best in mountain writing, whether fact or fiction, prose or poetry.

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

Entries should have some connection with mountains and mountaineering, rock or ice climbing, walking or ski-mountaineering, and winners will receive a cash prize and the chance to see their entries in print in the Scottish Mountaineer, the quarterly MCofS magazine which goes out to its more than 12,000 members. The first placed winners in prose and poetry categories will also receive a free weekend pass (worth about £100) to the 2015 Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival. Winning entries are also published on the MCofS website.

Run since 1987, the competition is open to anyone resident in the UK, whether members of the MCofS or not. Prose entries should be a maximum of 2,000 words long. Poetry entries can be as long or as short as you like.

Deadline for this year’s competition is 31st August and details on how to enter can be found on the MCofS website.

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