Can you write a climate future?

Expressions of interest due by midnight 20 January 2019.

Can you write a climate future?

Island magazine invites Tasmanian writers to ‘write the future’ by creatively exploring climate change, adaptation and resilience.

Thanks to a Dr Edward Hall Environment Grant from the City of Hobart, we are able to offer three writers the chance to develop a piece of creative nonfiction or fiction for publication in Island with a payment of $1000 each.

 Island believes that responding creatively to the impacts of a changing climate and imagining possible adaptations can help to transform abstract concepts into relatable worlds, deepening the community’s engagement with this crucial challenge.

What do you need to do?

Read the City of Hobart’s Hobart Climate Change Information for Decision Making document to better understand the expected impacts of climate change in Tasmania. 

Develop an expression of interest (not necessarily your whole piece) and submit via the link below by midnight 20 January 2019.

Before submission, please read the guidelines for eligibility, instructions on how to submit an expression of interest, and detailed terms and conditions. All this information can be found when clicking SUBMIT HERE below.

You are welcome to attend a Hobart information session on Wednesday 19 December 2018 from 12pm–2pm at which the City of Hobart’s Climate Change Officer Katrina Graham will be available to brief writers on expected climate impacts, and Island Managing Editor Vern Field will be available to discuss your ideas. Location to be confirmed.

Please send any enquiries to Vern Field at (we are a part-time office so please be patient with responses to enquiries).