Imagine 2200 Short Story Winners


Fix, Grist‘s “solutions lab,” has announced three winners for their Imagine 2200 Short Story Contest. The contest aimed “to envision a clean, just future… [and] create stories of life in that future.” The theme was “Climate fiction for future ancestors.” Winners are:

    • First Place: “Afterglow”, Lindsey Brodeck
  • Second Place: “The Cloud Weaver’s Song”, Saul Tanpepper
  • Third Place: “Tidings”, Rich Larson

Other finalists were:

  • “When It’s Time to Harvest”, Renan Bernardo
  • “The Case of the Turned Tide”,
  • “El, the Plastotrophs, and Me”, T
  • “A Séance in the Anthropocene”,
  • “A Worm to the Wise”, Marissa Lingen
  • “The Secrets of the Last Greenland Shark”, Mike McClelland
  • “Canvas – Wax – Moon”,
  • “Broken From the Colony”, Ada M. Patterson
  • “The Tree in the Back Yard”, Michelle Yoon

The judges were Adrienne Maree Brown, Morgan Jerkins, Kiese Laymon, and Sheree Renée Thomas. The first place winner received $3,000, second place $2,000, and third place $1,000. The nine other finalists each received $300.

For more information, and to read the winners and finalists, see the contest’s website.

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