Writing Competitions

Green Stories writing competitions are a series of free writing competitions across various formats to solicit stories that showcase what a sustainable society might look like. Open to all. Entries must be in English and unpublished. Our mission is to create a cultural body of work that entertains and informs about green solutions, inspires green behaviour and raises awareness of the necessary transformations towards a sustainable economy.

The competitions are run by Professor Denise Baden (University of Southampton) whose research has shown that embedding positive climate solutions in stories changes readers’ attitudes and behaviours. Essentially, positive climate fiction makes readers more sustainable. You can find out more about writing for a cause on our dedicated page.

If you would like to submit your story for any of our upcoming competitions, you will find the answers to all your questions in the below pages. If your question isn’t answered below, feel free to email us at greenstories@soton.ac.uk.