The next outstanding voice in cli-fi could be yours! Arizona State University–home of the The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative–is sponsoring a 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. The rules in a nutshell:
- Stories up to 5,000 words envisioning a future impacted by climate change and reflecting current scientific knowledge
- Submission deadline: January 15, 2016
- Judges will include sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson
- Grand-prize winner receives $1,000; three additional finalists receive book bundles signed by cli-fi author Paolo Bacigalupi
Read the full criteria and submit your story here. After you’ve sent it in, shoot me an email describing what you chose to write about and why, and I’ll feature you in a mini-interview here on my blog. Don’t miss this opportunity to help develop the cli-fi genre and contribute to its canon (and maybe score some sweet literary swag, too)!