The 2020 Nature of Cities Prize for Urban Flash Fiction

1 January 2020

Who may enter
Authors must be at least 16 years old as of 1 January 2020.

The contest is organised by The Nature of Cities.

We aspire to green cities around the globe—cities that are resilient, sustainable, livable, and just. What does this mean? We created the prize to imagine and explore visions of how people, nature, and cities might join (or not).

The theme of this year’s contest is ‘City in a Wild Garden’. 

The work must:
– be 750 words or less;
– be of any style or genre of fiction;
– be set in a city (the notion of “city” may be liberally interpreted);
– include as significant plot elements both nature and people;
– be submitted in English.

Entry fees
The competition is free to enter.

• One 1st place story receives $2,000
• Two 2nd place stories receive $1,000 each
• Three third prize stories receive $500 each

How to enroll
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