Rita Banerjee will serve as a judge for the 2020 “What Comes Next?” Writing Competition sponsored by Sustainable Montpelier. Writers are welcome to submit new work in the genres of short story, essay, and graphic story to the competition by June 23, 2020. More information on the contest follows below and applications are now live here.
The Sustainable Montpelier Coalition is inviting writers and graphic artists of all ages to imagine what Central Vermont will be like in the year 2047. This world won’t be darkly dystopian: rather, it will describe innovative solutions, for how the people of this region dealt with the ever growing effects of climate change and the after-effects of Covid-19. What if a 12-foot snowstorm cut off power and transportation? How would we recover from a massive drought or a terrible flood? What if there were another pandemic? What would neighbors do for neighbors if public services were not available?