Sponsoring Institution: Grist

Type: Writing contest

• Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and the entry must be written in English.

Highlight: Climate Change is one of the biggest issues on every global citizen’s plate, resulting in a chain of innovative solutions proposed to resolve this pressing issue. The Grist Write the Future story writing contest invites anyone over 18 years of age to write a story imagining a future with creative solutions to climate change. Participants need to write a story of 3,000 to 5,000 words that envision the next 180 years of climate progress rooted in adaptation, reform, and hope. Feel free to explore different genres as you write up your submission for this story writing contest. You could write up a wholesome romance of two budding climate scientists or a science fantasy of a rogue alien tasked with solving climate change – It’s up to you! Climate connects to every part of life; thus all sorts of stories can be climate stories. The winning writer of this story writing contest will be awarded $3,000, with second and third place winners receiving $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. An additional nine finalists will each receive $300. All winners and finalists of this story writing contest will have their story published in an immersive collection on Grist’s website. A bit overwhelmed? Why not start off by taking a look at past winning stories for Inspiration! For more clarity, check out the official rules of this story writing contest. Still have questions? Email them at imaginefiction@grist.org. Well, what are you waiting for? The application deadline is mid June so plan to apply ! Pick up your writing utensil of choice and start crafting your characters and tale of  climate change impact for the good!

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