Grist Magazine: Call for submissions, Imagine 2200: Climate fiction for future ancestors

Closing Date: 12 April 2021

Grist Magazine

Location: International

Remuneration: $8,700 total prize money available; depends upon story status.


A colorful banner with plants, a starry sky, and the Grist logo, with the words "Imagine 2200, We're venturing into the world of fiction. Submit your climate-fiction story to our new contest today."

Grist, an award winning environmental newsroom seeks submissions (3,000-5,000 words) to its new short story contest, Imagine 2200: Climate fiction for future ancestors. $8,700 USD in prize money and publication in Grist Magazine will be available for winners and finalists. The deadline to submit is April 12, 2021.

Imagine 2200 draws inspiration from Afrofuturism, as well as Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, disabled, feminist, and queer futures. The contest is also grounded in hopepunk and solarpunk — literary genres that uplift equitable climate solutions and continued service to one’s community, even in the face of despair.

In the contest’s inaugural year, we’re calling for short stories that envision what a truly just, regenerative future could look like. What will the world look like in the year 2200 — or anywhere between then and now?
Stories will be judged by a board of literary experts including authors Adrienne Maree Brown, Morgan Jerkins, and Kiese Laymon.

The first, second, and third-place winners will be awarded $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively, and nine additional finalists will each receive a $300 honorarium. Winners and finalists will be published in a digital collection on the Fix website and will be celebrated in a public-facing virtual event.

More information about the contest is available on our website.

To submit a story, visit the submittable portal.

For any questions, email