$5,000 Flash Fiction Contest

Very short stories wanted!

Can you imagine a beautiful, green, city, 80 years from now? And write down your imaginings in under 1,000 words?

Then maybe you should compete for the Stories of the Nature of Cities 2099 Prize for Urban Flash Fiction.

The contest asks:

What are the stories of people and nature in cities in 2099? What will cities be like to live in? Are they lush and green, verdant and biodiverse? What will cities look like; be made of? How will they be designed and powered? Will they be tall, short, dense, under ground or under water? What of public spaces? Social organization? Mobility? Government? Sustainability and food? Wildlife? Climate change and resilience? Poverty, consumption, wealth, and justice? How will we interact and relate to one another and the natural world? What sort of stories can we tell about our communities and the spaces that will shape them?

You tell us. What are the stories of people and the nature of cities in 2099?

The contest is sponsored by a variety of organizations, including universities, non-profits, urban development programs, and more.

The grand prize is $3,500.

Second place wins $1,500.

Third place wins $500.

The deadline to enter is April 15th, 2018.

To learn more, read the contest guidelines.



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