$1,000 Short Story Contest (The End of Our World)

Aftermath.org is currently hosting a short story contest with a $1,000 prize. The theme is “The End of the World.” The contest is open to all writers.

According to their contest page:

Throughout history doomsayers predicting the end of the world have always been met with howls of derisive laughter. Rightly so, because most of them were buffoons whose predictions were based on weird and implausible sources. So far they have all been completely wrong. But, alas, those days are behind us. Contemporary warnings of impending doom, the rapidly approaching end of our overdeveloped and unsustainable world, are based on reality and science, on cold, hard facts, matters of projection rather than prediction. And we are already seeing the end beginning. The signs are everywhere: environmentally and socially (check our fact sheet for details). We are going down, and most of us know, perhaps not consciously, not clearly spelled out, but we know, deep inside, that we are going down, in spite of all the comforting lies told by those who are profiting from our downfall and want us to go meekly.

 

They are seeking no-nonsense, real world stories about what climate change will actually mean for people around the world.

Make sure you submission is on topic — and be sure to read the fact sheet they’ve provided.

The deadline to enter is August 31st, 2018.

To learn more, carefully read the contest guidelines here.

 

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