The Centre for Energy Ethics at the University of St Andrews and the Centre for Climate Change & Sustainability Studies at the University of Ghana have launched a fiction writing competition for African writers on the subject of climate change.

“Themed Africa@50: Imagining Climate Futures,” the initiative invites writers of African descent to reimagine and reconstruct the future, using fictional narratives. Entrants are invited to respond to the prompt: if you could write any word into being, what would it be? Answers can take the form of short stories (not more than 1,500 words) or poems (not more than 1,000 words).

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older and must be of African descent.

Prizes include cash awards (£100 to £1000) + participation in a Climate Futures Workshop and feature in a COP26 Climate Talks Fringe Event.

Deadline: 18th June 2021.

Go here for details.