A Warming World - Rising Sea Levels - Forest Fires - Drought

The grim realities of climate change provide a riveting literary backdrop, making Cli-Fi a powerful medium for expressing this complex problem.

Do you have an idea for a Climate Fiction Short Story? The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum would love to hear it.

Submissions are now open for our first ever Cli-Fi competition. 

Prize for the best story $100 plus publication in The Nelson Mail 

Need a little help? 

Creative Writing Tutor Gill Entwistle BA (Hons) MA, will be running a workshop to help you finesse your tale. 

Jun 6th at Kush Coffee from 5.30-7.30pm - numbers for this workshop are limited so register early.



Deadline for competition entries 11pm 11 June 


Justin Eade - The Eleventh Hour Judge 

Award winning writer and producer Justin Eade will be lending a hand with judging the submissions. Justin’s craft of storytelling has been honed through a variety of mediums

such as feature length film scrips, radio plays, short stories and stage plays. With several awards under his belt including the grand prize in the Kairos Prize Screenplay Competition, Best Story in the Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition and Best Film from The Top of The South Film Festival, Justin is well equipped to recognise a winning story. 

Justin is currently in the production phase with his feature length film ‘Northspur’ and is developing film projects ‘Sector 681’ and ‘Tinsel Over Twizel’. 

For more about Justin, see his linked in profile 

Cliff Fell - The Eleventh Hour Judge 

Nelson poet Cliff Fell will be joining Justin Eade in judging the Eleventh Hour submissions. A true renaissance man, Fell has brought his vast experience of the world to his writings with a rich and wry musicality that embraces both classicism and modernity. Fell has published essays and short stories, as well as his three books of poems, the first of which ‘The Adulterer’s Bible’ earned him the 2002 Adam Prize in Creative Writing and the 2004 New Zealand Society of Authors Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry. 

For more about Cliff, visit his website


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