The Climate Fiction Collection

Stories of environmental change, both local and global, with humans drama at the heart of the issue.


The Climate Fiction Collection


Collaboration Brief

This is one of those collaborations that everyone should want to be a part of. In the face of impending crisis on a global scale, we’ve all got a responsibility to look at where we are heading as a species.

While there are many arguments around what constitutes Climate Change and how we might be impacted, authors participating in this project will be expected to have a moderate understanding of the scientific consensus of Climate Change. Conversely, is not expected that the environment be the only concern of your story, as human drama, tragedy, and comedy is the heart of fiction.

Some themes you might want to consider:

  1. The everyday responsibilities and choices that impact our immediate environment.
  2. The role of Science & Belief in shaping our identities and culture.
  3. What it might be like to like in a radically different world. What’s different? What’s the same?
  4. How did we get here? What can we do to move forward?

Further reading:

NiTH has a page of our favourite CliFi stories. Check it out for inspiration. Authors of these stories are also invited to participate in, by extending these original works into fully fledged works of fiction.

Recommended Story Length

2000-6000 words. Need to go over? Let us know why 😉

Eligibility & Requirements

Authors expected to participate in three rounds of drafting, as well as providing (and receiving) feedback from up to three other authors. Promotion of the project is also a collaborative effort.

Rewards & Editions

All profits divided equally between authors, cover artist and editor(s) for at least 5 years. Digital eBooks in most major marketplaces, as well as limited edition print run via Kickstarter.

Join Up

Send a 50-100 word brief to Needleinthehaywritingcomp@gmail.com with the project title in the subject line, or sign up via the forums.