Deadline: June 13, 2023
Entry Fee: Free
About the Competition
Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors, is the climate fiction contest organized by Grist, an American online magazine. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 years or older. It is an invitation to writers from all over the globe to imagine a future in which solutions to the climate crisis flourish and help bring about radical improvements to our world.
Imagine 2200 celebrates stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress, imagining intersectional worlds of abundance, adaptation, reform, and hope. Stories must be set between today and the year 2200, in a future that shows the path to a clean, green, just world.
Submissions must be fictional stories between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Stories must not have been previously published. Submissions must be written in English.
The competition is free to enter.
- Submissions for our 2023/2024 contest are now open. We’re looking for stories of 3,000 to 5,000 words that envision the next 180 years of climate progress — roughly seven generations – imagining intersectional worlds of abundance, adaptation, reform, and hope.
- A great Imagine story showcases creative climate solutions, particularly through narratives that center the communities most impacted by the climate crisis, and that envision what a truly green, equitable, and decolonized society could look like. We celebrate fiction rooted in hope, justice, and cultural authenticity, and aim to amplify voices that have been, and continue to be, affected by systems of oppression.
- There is no cost to enter. Submissions close June 13, 2023, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time.
- Read the whole guideline and enter the competition here