Joey from Arizona State University writes, "ASU’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative is holding its first-ever Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. First prize is $1,000, and three more winners will receive book bundles signed by Paolo Bacigalupi, who was our annual Climate Futures lecturer last month. The best submissions will be published in an online anthology, and will also be considered for publication in the journal Issues in Science and Technology. The contest will be judged by Kim Stanley Robinson, along with a panel of experts from the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative."
This is the same ASU center that published the Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future anthology that Neal Stephenson initiated -- it featured my novella The Man Who Sold the Moon.
The anthology is open to writers anywhere, of all ages. You can submit up to three stories.
Your story should, in some way, envision the future of Earth and humanity as impacted by climate change.
Your story should reflect – directly or indirectly – current scientific knowledge about future climate change, without prejudice to your artistic freedom to exaggerate and invent fictional worlds.
You story could illuminate and invite reflections on a climate-related challenge that individuals, communities, organizations or societies face today (e.g., daily decisions and behaviors, policy-making and politics, strategy and planning, moral responsibility to the future, investment in R&D or technologies, health, etc. …).
2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest
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