Arizona State University, the folks who brought you the Hieroglyph anthology of optimistic science fiction, is now hosting a writing contest for stories about the Earth after climate change. And Kim Stanley Robinson is judging the contest!

In addition to a $1000 prize for the grand prize winner, the Hieroglyph climate-fiction story contest has a few other inducements. Three more finalists will receive book bundles signed by Paolo Bacigalupi. Plus “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.”

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[Full disclosure: The Hieroglyph anthology included stories by Annalee Newitz and myself.]

The deadline is Jan. 16, and here are the rules:

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. …).

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More details at the link. [ASU]


Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All The Birds in the Sky, coming in January from Tor Books. Follow her on Twitter, and email her.

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