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Imagine 2200 is Grist’s climate fiction initiative, engaging writers from across the globe in envisioning the next 180 years of climate progress. Whether built on abundance or adaptation, reform or a new understanding of survival, these stories provide flickers of hope, even joy, and serve as a springboard for exploring how fiction can help create a better reality.

We aim to showcase stories of creative climate solutions and community-centered adaptations, with an emphasis on uplifting voices and cultures from the communities most impacted by the climate crisis.

The contest
Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors

The heart of climate fiction at Grist is our annual short story contest celebrating hope-filled tales of just, sustainable futures.

Inspired by Afrofuturism, as well as Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, disabled, feminist, and queer futurisms, the contest is also grounded in hopepunk and solarpunk — literary genres that uplift equitable climate solutions and continued service to one’s community, even in the face of despair.

To date we have received submissions from 91 countries and published 24 winners in two stunning collections.

Learn more.

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Illustration: Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor

Questions? Email imaginefiction [at]