Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2020 from Arizona State University

An illustration of the Earth, showing a variety of objects perched along its circumference: batteries, thermometers, houses, power planets, ships, water bottles, and more.

The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University is excited to announce our third Everything Change global climate fiction contest.

The beating drum of the climate crisis is a constant reminder that our planet is a closed, limited system, and that we’re currently living far beyond its boundaries. We are looking for short stories that help us imagine how humans can live within Earth’s planetary boundaries—at the individual level, yes, but more importantly at the level of organizations, communities, and societies, and at the level of a global human civilization.

We are looking for stories of 5,000 words or less, across all styles and genres. The first place winner will be awarded $1,000, and nine finalists will receive prizes of $100. There is no entry fee to submit your story. The winner and finalists will be published in our third Everything Change digital anthology, which will be free to read and share.

Our lead judge for the contest will be Claire Vaye Watkins, winner of the Story Prize and author of the acclaimed climate fiction novel Gold Fame Citrus. Claire will join an interdisciplinary group of judges with expertise in climate science, sustainability, creative writing, and environmental literature.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2020. Learn more and enter at https://everythingchange.submittable.com.

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