Green Stories Project: Short story competition Theme Microbes

This short story competition is sponsored by the Environmental Biotechnology Network. It may appeal to writers with a scientific bent as it aims to use fiction to raise awareness of Environmental Biotechnology and what microbial systems can do for us.

Have you ever wondered how we might utilize environmental biotechnology in the battle against climate change? If so, you would never believe that fiction might be the way to help! Our ‘Microbes To The Rescue!’ short story competition has begun! We’re searching for writers, particularly those with an interest in science, to submit short stories that highlight the benefits of microbes in the face of global warming. Think that might be you? Or maybe someone you know?

Eligibility: Open to all – we encourage international writers. All submissions must be in English and unpublished.

Length: short stories between 1000 and 3000 words.

Deadline 21st September 2023. £500 prize (or local currency equivalent) plus runners up prizes of £200 for 2nd place and £100 for 3rd place

Theme: Microbes to the Rescue!

Please submit your short story plus around 200 words on your thinking behind your approach and how your story meets the criteria. The title of the document should be the title of your story. No need to have your name/contact details on the document as we take these separately.

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

The submission link will be available a month before the deadline.

Website link: Short story competition: Theme: Microbes. Deadline Sept 23 – Green Stories Project

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  1. Aye Myitta Oo (Myanmar)

    how to submit

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