Imagine 2200 Climate Fiction Writing Contest by Fix is looking for short stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress. What they are offering: $8,700 in prizes, publication, and a reason to stay hopeful.

In the Imagine 2200 Climate Fiction Writing Contest, stories should be set anywhere between the present day and the year 2200, and should show the path to a clean, green, and just future.


  • Entry is free.
  • Submissions close April 12, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific Standard Time.
  • The contest is open to writers anywhere in the world.
  • Authors must be 18 years or older at the time of submission.

Imagine 2200 Climate Fiction Writing Contest(cash prizes)

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be short, fictional stories, between 3,000–5,000 words.
  • No previously published, multiple, or simultaneous submissions accepted.
  • Submissions will only be accepted through Submittable. If you need accessibility accommodations, please email the team at [email protected].
  • Stories will be judged by a board of literary experts, including authors Adrienne Maree Brown, Morgan Jerkins, Kiese Laymon, and Sheree Renée Thomas.

The Prizes

  • The first-prize story will be awarded $3,000.
  • Second prize $2,000.
  • Third prize $1,000.
  • Nine additional finalists will each receive a $300 honorarium.
  • All 12 final stories will be published in a digital collection on Fix’s website, and the authors will be celebrated in a public-facing virtual event.
  • Worldwide copyright and ownership of each story remains with the author.
  • If a story is accepted for publication, Grist retains the first serial rights of the work to publish, produce, reproduce, distribute, and market.
  • All other remaining rights revert to the author upon publication.


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