Heads up to @Worldbuilders and everyone in this space. The Sci-Fi Economics Lab has put out a call for short stories, set in the open source world of Witness, that we all contributed to build between end 2020 and now.
The call is to select one or more authors, who will be then commissioned a short story set in Witness. The selected authors will be paid (the maximum amount per story is 3,000 EUR). I would, however, suggest we should interpret “authors” in a broad sense, as we have been doing here. Authors do not need to be professional SF writers. Economists, social scientists, STEM folks, can all be authors – and if you do not believe me, check out Skyseed, a novel on terraforming gone awry by high-ranking academic volcanologist Bill McGuire.
So, I would like to encourage economists, anthropologists, sociologists, ecologists, earth scientists and scholars of every discipline to consider applying. If you have ideas but do not feel up to the task of rendering them in story form, maybe you could consider partnering up with people who are good at storytelling, but would enjoy the collaboration with scientists. If you would like to do so, but do not know any writer, maybe @yudhanjaya and @nadia can match you up with one.
Info and applications: check out the thread below, and follow the instructions therein.