We ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund prizes for the best visions for Volume 2 of Life Plus 2 Meters. The 16 judges were Kickstarter backers, authors from Volume 1 (not submitting to Volume 2), and followers of this project.
The judges had 33 diverse and interesting visions to read and vote on, and here are the results:
- Daniel Gilbert for A Marsh Arab’s story
- Emma J. Myatt for Amplitude
- John Sayer for Data recovery unit – subsection culture
- Kalila Eve Morsink for Blue death
- Finbarr Swanton for All empires fall
- Ed Dolan for 2100: Hot, crowded and rich
Best by under 26 years old*
- Joes de Natris for Climate-charged democracy?
- Jack Cooper for Seventy metres and September
- Celia Daniels for We drown with history
Best by author from Economically Developing Country*
- Ignacio Carlucho for Dusk
- Anna Maria for Browsing pages
Winners will receive US$100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place.
We are now moving into editing and improving all 33 visions (you may like some that did not win more than some that did, so please explore!) for publication in Volume 2, which should — if all goes well — come out in December.
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* These authors needed to submit evidence to be in this category.
As part of our effort to get more readers for volume 1 (which is full of 29 great “visions” of life in a climate changed world), we’ve set the price to $0 for the Kindle version. (Amazon only allows this for 5 days!)
So, go here and download it.
And tell others they can too 🙂
I’ve received and processed 19 entries of “visions” for Life Plus 2 Meters, Volume 2! The stories are all very interesting, and I can’t wait to get them out, but…
I’m extending the deadline for submissions!
Why? Let’s say “hurricane distractions” and hope that we don’t have any more dramatic weather to delay you — and other writers and thinkers and doers with ideas of how we might (not) adapt to climate change — from submitting a vision!
- The prize-eligible story deadline (30 Sep) has passed.
- The last deadline is 31 October, so send it in!
There’s no guarantee that all visions will be accepted, but we’ve got a huge variety of authors, and it’s great to get even more diversity in thinking about how we might live in a climate changed world.
I’m one author on this project:
We are ten authors from around the world who have written a short story each about what the world will look like in 2047.
30 years ago the UN suggested we take care of the Earth’s resources and hold back on pollution to ensure future generations a healthy planet to live on. The work done was published in a report named Our Common Future.
We have looked another 30 years into the future to imagine what our lives will look like.
We are fundraising for a professional editor of the anthology.
Please contribute to the Indiegogo campaign before 15 Sep if you can!
We’ve just finished a successful Kickstarter that raised $660 from backers. That money will fund prizes for authors who submit the best “visions” (short essays of 800-1,000 words) of how we might (not) adapt to life in a climate-changed world.
Visions are “fictional” because they take place in the future, but they are based on the storyteller’s imagination or practitioner’s knowledge.
Anyone can submit a story or perspective no matter the author’s background, qualifications or job.
There will be four categories of prizes:
- Best story by a storyteller
- Best perspective by a practitioner
- Best story or perspective by an author under 26 years old
- Best story or perspective by an author from an economically-developing country
At the moment, the first/second/third prizes will be $100/$50/$25 in each category. The prize will be higher if we get more donations 🙂
The deadline for submissions is
15 Sep, 2017 now 30 Sep (or 31 Oct)
Read the free version of Life Plus 2 Meters (volume 1) for examples of visions. Read up on the science or some “food for thought” blog posts to think more about how climate change might affect us.
To read about format and submission guidelines, go here.
If you’re ready to submit now, then please send your vision, bio and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org