“The Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Book Shop Literary Prize”* is awarded to the author of the publication considered by the judging
panel to be the most outstanding nature writing published in a given calendar
The winning work will reflect the heritage and spirit of Jefferies’
An annual prize of £1,000
will be awarded for any length or format of writing on themes or topics broadly
consistent with the work of Richard Jefferies. It must be published (not
re-published) within the calendar year. First English translations of works are eligible. E-books are excluded from the
Nominations may be made by anyone including publishers.
about the Prize will be made by the Society's Executive Council and will be
final. The right not to make an award in a given year is
The closing date for nominations is 31 December.
Please send your nominations by using the email button and include as much
covering information as possible.
* John Webb, one of the Society's most active members, died in 2014.
He left the Society a legacy that will be used as a memorial to him. The
Richard Jefferies Society Writers’ Prize commenced in 2015. The Following
year the competition was promoted
in collaboration with Angus Maclennan, proprietor of the White Horse Book Shop
in Marlborough, who doubled the prize