Call for Entries: The Dogwood Alliance + Asheville Grit Flash Writing Contest!


Call for Entries: The Dogwood Alliance + Asheville Grit Flash Writing Contest!

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Caling all writers, environmentalists, and forest-dwellers!

In celebration of Dogwood Alliance's 20th Anniversary, Asheville Grit is proud to host its first ever flash writing contest. The winner(s) will have their pieces published on both Asheville Grit and Dogwood Alliance's websites, will receive a prize package from Dogwood and Asheville Grit, and will have a chance to share their piece at Dogwood Alliance's 20th Anniversary Festival, to be held at the Salvage Station (486 Riverside Dr., Asheville 28801) on Saturday, December 3rd.

Entries can be fiction or nonfiction, must be 500 words or fewer, and must take place or be about a forest located in the South (imaginary and magical forests welcome!). Entries must be original work. To enter the contest, email your entry to on or before November 25th, 2016. We will contact the winner(s) by email on Monday, November 28th, and will post winners and runners-up on

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Asheville Grit ( is your go-to source for the best in arts, entertainment, and culture news. Grit covers the up-and-coming, the cutting edge, and the not-to-miss through engaging, exclusive content, publishing everything from restaurant reviews to in-depth interviews, photo galleries to cartoons. With an eye towards the creative side of life, it aims to discover the hip and happening and to inform and entertain readers who love Asheville and the WNC region as much as we do. 

About Dogwood Alliance

For 20 years, Dogwood Alliance has been the leading environmental organization protecting forests in the South.  With offices based in Asheville, NC, our mission is focused on not only protecting forests in 14 states, but also standing with the communities that depend on them. We’re about trees and people. Over the past two decades we have worked to transform the paper practices of some of the biggest corporations in the world, including International Paper, Georgia Pacific, KFC-Yum Brands, Staples and others. Currently, we are also working to push back the threat of biomass (burning trees for electricity) to our Southern forests as well as conserve 35 million acres of wetlands. Our grassroots efforts, combined with boardroom negotiation skills, have earned us a respected reputation in the world of national and international environmental organizations.