Imagine 2200: Second Year Winners

The winners of the second year of Imagine 2200, Fix’s climate fiction contest, were announced October 4. Read or listen to the story collection here.

The three winners and nine finalists of Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors offer looks at a future built on sustainability, inclusivity, and justice.


“The Metamorphosis of Marie Martin” by Nadine Tomlinson

A Jamaican woman takes more than she gives, until the sea teaches her a valuable lesson with implications for everyone around her.


“By the Skin of Your Teeth” by Gina McGuire

Amid the sharks and waves of Hawaii, two people discover something important about themselves, and each other.


“Seven Sisters” by Susan Kaye Quinn

As hard times and broken bots threaten a collective tea farm, the women keeping it going must decide whether to add another to their ranks.


“The Lexicographer and One Tree Island” by Akhim Alexis

After an “oceanic rapture,” a lone survivor adapts to his new reality in ways both mental and physical.

“And Now the Shade” by Rich Larson

A bioengineer grappling with a challenging problem finds the answer in the dreams of her dying grandmother.

“The Florida Project” by Morayo ​​Faleyimu

A set of adult twins return to their Gulf Coast hometown to rewild the land, and remember the family who came before them.

“Secret Powers” by Anya Markov

In land once claimed by Russia, a magical deer joins a young girl as she grows up and changes her land for the better.

“A Holdout in the Northern California Designated Wildcraft Zone” by T. K. Rex

An inquisitive and thoughtful drone responsible for protecting a forest ecosystem stumbles upon a surprise deep in the woods.

“Benni and Shiya Are Leaving” by Jerri Jerreat

A mother and her teenager navigate the challenges of moving to a new community and starting a new life.

“Legend Has It” by Azisa Noor

When a minor disaster shakes up the plans for a local ceremony, a young woman and her colleagues pull together to provide for the community.

“Omaliyi” by Ebele Mọgọ

A young woman finds herself called back to her home, to help protect a river that nourished her and her community.

“The World Away From the Rain” by Ella Menzies

In post-warming Rwanda, a family learns to move past the trauma left behind.

Contest Judges: Grace Dillon, Arkady Martine, Sheree Renée Thomas. Story Reviewers: Leah Bobet, Chinelo Onwualu, Elsa Sjunneson, Sarena Ulibarri.

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