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Contest: Win Lands and Forests by Andrew Forbes

“Andrew Forbes’ Lands and Forests shows us what the short story was made to do: delight us, surprise us, and prompt us to more fully recognize ourselves.”

Johanna Skibsrud, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of The Sentimentalists

We’re giving away Lands and Forests, the second short story collection by Andrew Forbes! Here’s how to enter for your chance to win!

  • Show us an original image of a place in nature that holds personal meaning for you.
  • Tell us why this place is special. Does it still exist? Has it changed?
  • Share your post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • Mention us – @invisibooks – and use the hashtag #invisigiveaway.

Andrew Forbes will read all your entries and choose three winners! We’ll also choose a selection of entries to appear in a future Invisiblog post!

Contest closes Friday, July 12th, 2019. Winners announced the following week.

For motivation, here are some stories from Team Invisible!

Big Bald Lake, Kawartha Highlands

This is Big Bald Lake, in the Kawartha Highlands. This is the place where my family and I swim and paddle in the summer, skate and snowshoe in the winter. It’s where we stargaze, and sit by a fire, and where we have seen big pileated woodpeckers, foxes, coyotes, and bears. It’s a place that I hope will remain special for us for decades to come, and so I know we’ll see changes there. Already the summers are longer and drier, the winters shorter and more variable. — Andrew Forbes

Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma, CA

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a 68-acre coastal strip adjacent to the Pacific Ocean that boasts carved bluffs, arches and sea caves. With concern growing over erosion and the stability of the cliffs, it seems inevitable that this area will one day be roped off to visitors. While Sunset Cliffs is largely known as one of the best spots in San Diego from which to watch a sunset, I particularly love these pockets, spots where you can settle in with the mice and gophers and keep watch for pelicans and gray whales. — Julie Wilson

Ashland, New Hampshire

I love this tree more than any other tree. It’s perched on a slope midway up a mountain near Ashland, New Hampshire, and as far as I know it’s still standing, though I’ll probably never see it again. The tree is the front yard of an old family house—we spent weekends and summers here when I was a kid. My best friend’s father shinnied up the trunk and hacked off the branches one limb at a time, because they were blocking a gorgeous view. Now, it’s a reminder of the balance humans and nature must maintain to peacefully coexist. — Leigh Nash

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