2023 Roswell Award & New Suns Climate Fiction Award Competitons Open

Entries for The Roswell Award and the New Suns Climate Fiction Award international short science fiction story competitions are being accepted from writers age 17 and older through December 19.

For the Roswell Award, they are seeking stories “on diverse topics that explore and connect themes such as social justice, feminism, identity, inequity, environmental sustainability, ethics, and technology.”

For the inaugural New Suns Climate Fiction Award, they want “original short science fiction that reimagines new ways of living and depicts humanity exploring and overcoming today’s climate and biodiversity crises.”

For complete details see the 2022-2023 Roswell Award & New Suns Climate Fiction Award submission guidelines.

  • Selected finalists will be chosen to have their stories read in their honor by celebrity guests during the May 2023 Culminating Event.
  • First, Second, and Third place Roswell Award winners will receive $500, $250, and $100 USD cash prizes.
  • The First place Roswell Award winner will receive access to the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program sponsored 10-week or shorter online course.
  • The winner of the New Suns Climate Fiction Award will receive a $500 USD cash prize.