What is environmental fiction? Fiction that reflects important connections, dependencies, and interactions between people and their natural environments. Writing for our times, which empowers us to engage with the world around us.
Examples range from Barbara Kingsolver’s works Flight Behaviour and The Poisonwood Bible to Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide and The Living Mountain.
There’s Shubhangi Swarup’s Latitudes of Longing and Richard Powers’ The Overstory. There’s even a sub-genre, climate fiction.
As we imagine worlds in the time of climate crises, The Kodai Chronicle announces a call for entries for an Environmental Fiction Prize. The inaugural Kodai Chronicle Environmental Fiction Prize (2023) will be the first of its kind!
In this inaugural edition, the prize will be accepting only entries in English (translated works are, of course, welcome). Writers of any nationality or geographical location may apply.
Email your entry, a short bio, and your name, age, address and contact information over to email@example.com by 31 January 2023.
Winners will be announced later next year.