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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