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Best Stories on Human Impact of Climate Change

A project of Secant Publishing (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (March 2024). We provide the following information as an archive.


Secant Publishing, an independent publisher in Salisbury, Maryland, and Book Bin, an independent bookstore in Onley, Virginia, announce a contest to find the year’s best short stories devoted to the theme of global climate change and its human impact. We are interested in literary interpretations of how individuals and families, societies and economies, cities and nations are bearing the brunt of a world dominated by new extremes of weather, seasons, and ecological disasters. The emphasis must be on people, their emotions, their decision-making and their forced adjustments, not on scientific theories or advocacy positions. This is a platform for insightful and empathetic fiction about individuals and communities caught in inexorable change, not nonfiction essays or scientific exegesis.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2023

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time contest.

Fiction Closed

Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Nature/Environment (See guidelines), Society/Culture (Current events, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
OK No No OK OKText format submissions
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Last Updated: 01 Mar 2024
Date Added: 09 Oct 2023

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