2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest
Arizona State University’ Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
Deadline: January 15th, 2016
Speculative fiction stories have the power to take abstract policy debates and obscure jargon and turn them into gripping, visceral tales. The emerging subgenre of climate fiction, epitomized by novels like Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam Trilogy, helps us imagine possible futures shaped by climate change.
The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative and the College for Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are proud to announce the 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. The contest will be judged by science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of many foundational works in climate fiction, along with other climate fiction experts from ASU.
The grand-prize winner will be awarded $1000, with three additional finalists receiving book bundles signed by award-winning climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi. A collection of the best submissions will be published in a forthcoming online anthology, and considered for publication in the journal Issues in Science and Technology.
To submit an entry, please click on the button below and complete the form (all fields are required) with your story (up to 5,000 words) using one of the following file types: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt. The file must not contain any information about yourself or anything that would enable the reader to identify you as the author.
All ages are encouraged to enter. ASU students and employees are welcome to enter. Entrants are allowed to submit up to a maximum of three stories, each submitted separately with the same author information for each entry.
The deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. Submission review will begin after January 15th, 2016 with the finalists announced in April 2016. There is no entry fee to submit. The contest is open to writers of all ages and levels. Works submitted for the contest must be previously unpublished. The rest of the details are available at climateimagination.asu.edu/clificontest.