Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 22, 2018

Two Contests: February 28th Deadline

Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2018

The Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest, presented by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University.

We are looking for stories that illustrate, explore, or illuminate the impact of climate change on humanity and/or the Earth. We enthusiastically invite submissions in all genres of short fiction, including speculative, realistic, literary, experimental, hybrid forms, and more. Work will be selected and judged by Kim Stanley Robinson, The New York Times bestselling author of Shaman, the Mars trilogy, and New York 2140. The winning story will receive a $1000 prize, and nine finalists will receive $50 prizes. Selected work will be published in an anthology by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University.

Submission Guidelines
Submit up to one (1) work of short fiction with a maximum length of 5,000 words.
Your submission must be under 5,000 words and contain no identifying information anywhere within the document.
Submissions that exceed 5,000 words or contain any identifying information about the author will be disqualified.
Submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in-print or online.
While the presence of other languages in the text is acceptable, the majority of the work must be written in English.
Participants must be 18 years or older. U.S. and international submissions are welcome. ASU students and employees are welcome to participate.
The deadline for the submission is February 28, 2018. Our judging process will be blind: judges will not have access to any identifying information about the authors, including their names, places or origin, or ages.

To read Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction, which collects the grand prize winner and finalists from our 2016 contest, visit http://climateimagination.asu.edu/everything-change.

To learn more about the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative, visit http://climateimagination.asu.edu.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit up to one (1) work of short fiction with a maximum length of 5,000 words.
  • Your submission must be under 5,000 words and contain no identifying information anywhere within the document.
  • Submissions that exceed 5,000 words or contain any identifying information about the author will be disqualified.
  • Submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in-print or online.
  • While the presence of other languages in the text is acceptable, the majority of the work must be written in English.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older. U.S. and international submissions are welcome. ASU students and employees are welcome to participate.

The deadline for submission is February 28, 2018. Our judging process will be blind: judges will not have access to any identifying information about the authors, including their names, places or origin, or ages.

Additional Things to Consider

  • Imagining Climate Futures: Your submission in some way should illustrate or explore the impact of climate change on humanity and/or the Earth, in the present or the near- or moderate-term future.
  • Scientific Accuracy and Understanding: Your submission in some way should reflect current scientific knowledge about climate change, though you have full artistic freedom to exaggerate, embellish, and invent fictional conditions and situations.
  • Climate Challenges, Human Responses: Your submission may illuminate and invite reflections on a climate-related challenge that individuals, communities, organizations, or societies face today, or might face in the near- or moderate-term future. Examples include (but are not limited to) daily decisions and behaviors, policy-making and politics, strategy and planning, moral responsibility to the future, investment in R&D or technologies, and public health issues.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

BCALA’s 2017 SELF-PUBLISHING LITERARY AWARDS (powered by SELF-e)

The Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) honors the best self-published ebooks by an African American author in the U.S. in the following genres: Fiction and Poetry.

ATTENTION: If your book is not in one of these genres, you can still submit to SELF-e using our standard submission form.

The judging committee will be comprised of a BCALA-appointed panel. They will select one winner in each genre.

PRIZES

Each genre prize Winner shall receive: $500.00.

  • Two (2) $500.00 awards: one for adult fiction, one for adult poetry;
  • Formal recognition at the Black Caucus of ALA Literary Awards;
  • BCALA Literary Award Seal to use in marketing.

ELIGIBILITY

Entries must have been written by an African American author born in the U.S. The competition is open to all English-language self-published ebooks for which the author is the copyright holder of the Work, and holds the rights to digital distribution. Entries will be evaluated on content, writing quality and overall quality of production and appearance; and must be an original work.

These awards acknowledge outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora. The purpose is to encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and scholarly research including biographical, historical and social history treatments by African Americans.

The final submission date is February 28, 2018. The awards will be presented in New Orleans, LA during ALA’s Annual Conference in June 2018. Authors will be advised of the Literary Award Committee’s decision in advance of the annual conference.

The submission process takes about 10 minutes.

(1) VIEW AND ACCEPT THE TERMS OF AGREEMENT

After accepting terms and conditions and entering the BCALA Self-Publishing Literary Awards contest, you will then be able to opt-in to make your ebook(s) available in your state’s public libraries in addition to being considered for the Library Journal-curated SELF-e modules.

(2) PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION

Enter a few basic items of information, including your Name, Local Library, and Email Adress.

(3) SUBMIT YOUR FILE

We currently accept ebooks in ePub2 and ePub3 formats, as well as PDF (authors can submit Print-on-Demand files if they are in PDF). We are currently only accepting ebooks published in English.

(4) ENTER BASIC METADATA

We use this information to manage the curation process, manage the judging process and to help readers discover your ebook once it is available to patrons.

(5) FINISH

It’s that easy!


2018 BCALA EBOOK LITERARY AWARDS COMMITTEE

Tiffany A. Duck, Chair
tiffany.duck3@gmail.com

Dana Evans
gevansd42@yahoo.com

Eddie Hughes
Ehu3utube@gmail.com

Annie Payton
annie.payton@aamu.edu

Gladys Smiley Bell
gladys.bell@hamptonu.edu

Stacy Williams
srw207@gmail.com


Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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