Sapiens Plurum’s latest literary challenge was to personalize the consequences of climate change so readers feel as well as know them. But stories must offer hope, at least a possibility, for without hope people rarely act. 180 authors strove to inspire scientists and states-persons around the world to live up to the promise of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
Sapiens Plurum Announces
WINNERS of the Earth Day Short Fiction Contest
1st Place: "The Polar Bears Are Going to Drown"
by Michele Miller
Michele is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology/Political Science and a JD degree from the FSU College of Law. She works as an attorney at a state appellate court, and in her free time she enjoys archery, camping, and writing works of fiction.
2nd Place: "De-Termination"
by Sabrina Morris
Sabrina Morris has been writing ever since she was able to string words together to form a simple sentence. While raised in San Diego, California where she excelled in outdoor pursuits, she kept writing as her number one passion. Morris is an avid surfer, swimmer, backpacker, and bicyclist. Part of her youth included brief stints living in Hawaii and studying in Scotland and Italy. She went on to earn her degree in Writing from UCSD, graduating with Honors. Currently, Sabrina is writing, filming, and narrating a film documentary on traveling the roads of America solo with her Golden Retriever, Skylar, and staying green while journeying.
3rd Place: "Water from the Mountain"
by Anneliese Schultz
A Pushcart Prize nominee and former Bread Loaf Scholar, Anneliese completed her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC. Her work has been published by "Literary Imagination", "Enizagam", "The Lascaux Review", "Stone Canoe" and Moon Willow Press, and recognized by "Glimmer Train", "New Millennium Writings" and the Surrey International Writers' Conference. Winner of the 2013 "Enizagam" Literary Award in Fiction, she also received the 2013 ALSCW Meringoff Fiction Award, and her Hurricane Sandy story "Rockaway" won the 2016 "Stone Canoe" Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize for Fiction. Retired from teaching ‘Green Italian’ at UBC, Anneliese writes in Vancouver, BC, Boulder, CO, and points between on the train.