Events and Contests

Want to add an environmental writing contest or event? Email us or comment, and we will add if relevant. Some past events are kept here in order to raise awareness of future events not yet announced.


Contests and Submission Call-outs

  • Adorning our new biosphere: how to love the post-carbon world. Call out for proposals for 2018 November conference in UK.
  • Aftermath Magazine: This contest is meant to raise people’s awareness of what is happening to our (natural) world right now and what this may mean for the near future. Closed on August 31, 2018; watch for new contests in the future.
  • Artists and Climate Change. Accepting submissions. Email for more information.
  • ASEI Arts: They are currently accepting submissions for full-length visionary eco-fiction manuscripts, to 125,000 words. They also donate to Habitat for Humanity, so it’s pretty cool!
  • ASLE 2019: Paradise on Fire conference theme. Proposals accepted until September 2018. Papers due in October. The conference is in Davis, CA–June 2019. The link is to a PDF.
  • ASU’s “Everything Change” contest. This is not the first time Arizona State University has called for submissions on climate change, so watch site for future contests.
  • Dark Mountain Project. Watch their site for updated events and news (or join their mailing list).
  • DreamForge Magazine. Open for Themed Submissions of 1,500 words or less of Flash Fiction, Vignettes or Poetry in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Deadline: October 31, 2018.
  • Earth Celebrations. Visual artists, dancers, performers, musicians, & poets present and collaborate with community creating artistic works exploring climate resiliency, water, and ecological sustainability.
  • Eco-fiction Challenge. Annual contests ending on Earth Day. Contact Alison at Facebook for details. A website is on its way. A world-wide event, just really getting started.
  • Eco-zone. Submissions were being accepted for 2019–European chapter. Toward an Ecopoetics of Randomness and Design. Check site for future submissions.
  • Environmental Education Resources. A vast list of resources for writer contests and submissions. Mostly for children and teens.
  • Gingko Ecopoetry. Watch site for future contests.
  • Lightbringer Project. Writers are encouraged to explore scientific, social, technological, environmental, and philosophical themes in their writing and always, at the core, to master the art of great storytelling.
  • PRE – Pize of the Ecology Novel: Literary Ecofiction
  • Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ): Events Calendar
  • Siskiyou Prize. Watch site for new contests. Run by Ashland Creek Press.
  • Skipping Stones. A multi-cultural list of writing contests.
  • Solarpunk Winters Writing Contest (Glass and Gardens). Accepting submissions from January 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
  • Splitrock Review. Split Rock Review’s reading period for the Spring 2019 Issue is Oct. 1 – Dec. 30, 2018.
  • Teen Ink. Entries are accepted throughout the year.
  • The Goose. The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada is seeking submissions for a special issue on the role of art in environmental activism, for publication in spring 2019.
  • The Hopper. Watch site for future contests.
  • University of Oslo. Our Entangled Futures: We invite both writers and researchers to submit creative short stories in all genres for inclusion in an anthology that contributes to a new narrative on climate change.  Submissions due January 15, 2019.

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