Stories of the Nature of Cities 2020

Entries Due 1.1 2020. Prize aims to imagine and explore visions of how people, nature, and cities might (or might not) join green cities around the globe — cities that are resilient, sustainable, livable, and just. The theme of this year’s stories is “City in a Wild Garden”.

Entrants are asked to write a short story (“flash fiction”, up to 750 words), set in the present or future (near or far) and inspired by the phrase “City in a wild garden”. This may be interpreted and expressed in any style or genre, and set in any location or time period. All submissions must be in English. Open to any person of any nationality or country of residence

There will be, at the Judging Committee’s discretion, up to 6 money-winning stories: One 1st place story receives USD $2,000; two 2nd place stories receive USD $1,000 each; three third prize stories receive USD $500 each. A larger number of stories will be included in a book to be published (in late 2020 or early 2021) by Publication Studios.

Works must be previously unpublished, not under consideration in other contests, and remain so during the duration of the contest;