january, 2020

01jan1:00 am1:00 amFree entry!The Nature of Cities Prize for Urban Flash FictionInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 750
Top Prize: $2,000

Event Details

The 2020 edition of the Stories of the Nature Cities Prize for Flash Fiction is now accepting submissions.

The theme of this year’s stories is City in a Wild Garden. The contest is open for submissions until 1 January 2020.

Rules for the 2020 Contest: City in a wild garden

Write a short story (“flash fiction”, up to 750 words), set in the present or future (near or far) and inspired by the phrase “City in a wild garden”. You do not have to literally use this phrase in your story. You may interpret liberally any of the words in the phrase: city, wild, and garden. Plot elements must include cities, nature, and people. It has to be fiction (that is, a story, not an essay)—any genre, from science fiction to magical realism—and can be about anything: climate change; food security; utopias; wild nature; a love story; … anything. At TNOC, we are very interested in imagining cities in which nature and people co-exist, cities in which the relationships between the human-made and the natural are imagined differently.

There will be, at the Judging Committee’s discretion, up to 6 money-winning stories: One 1st place story receives $2,000; two 2nd place stories receive $1,000 each; three third prize stories receive $500 each. A larger number of stories will be included in a book to be published (in late 2020 or early 2021) by Publication Studios.

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