Get Lit! is teaming up with Out There Outdoors and The Spokesman-Review to present an exciting opportunity for local prose writers. They are seeking exceptional nonfiction, up to 750 words, with an outdoor or environmental theme. Submission is free and open to all with a May 15 deadline. Each publication will select and publish a winning piece this summer. Submit work as a Word document with a short biographical statement at Getlit.submittable.com/submit.

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 27 from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Instructors Summer Hess of Out There Outdoors and Eli Francovich of The Spokesman will also serve as the writing contest judges. Craft class cost is $30 or $20 with student ID. Tickets are available via Tickets West with more info at Getlitfestival.org.