About Place is a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society.
Augur Magazine: Some examples of what they’re looking for: Afrofuturism, soft scifi, scifi-fabulism, scifi-fantasy, Indigenous futurity, hopepunk, dystopia, utopia, post-apoc, solarpunk, scifi-realism, Canadian scifi, ecofiction, & “hopeful futures” from marginalized authors.
Aftermath Magazine: Short stories, articles and essays exploring the end of civilization.
Anthropocene Magazine is a digital, print, and live magazine in which the world’s most creative writers, designers, scientists, and entrepreneurs explore how we can create a sustainable human age we actually want to live in.
Avocet is a journal of nature poems.
Bear Deluxe Magazine: The Bear Deluxe Magazine is the flagship project of Orlo and is published semi-annually from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The magazine aims to enrich the cultural dialogue about the environment through creative nonfiction, interviews, reportage, essays, reviews, poetry, fiction and visual art published in the soy-based inky, recycled pages of the magazine and online.
Brittle Paper: An African American literary experience, which often has features on environmental books.
Camas: The Nature of the West aims to cultivate novel ideas and perspectives while remaining rooted in the inherited traditions of art and literature of the American West. Founded by Environmental Studies graduate students at the University of Montana in 1992, Camas is a biannual environmental literary magazine that continues to be produced by students in the Environmental Studies program.
Canary is a literary journal that explores one’s engagement with the natural world. It is based on the premise that the literary arts can provide an understanding that humans are part of an integrated system.
Catamaran: Based in the new Tannery Arts and Digital Media Center Studios, in Santa Cruz, CA., our mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit of The West Coast in writing and art from around the world. Catamaran Literary Reader published its sixth issue in May 2014. Catamaran features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and the visual arts.
Dark Matter: Women Witnessing is a response to the unprecedented changes humans are facing in an age of massive species loss and ecological disaster. As most of the world goes on with business as usual, others are asking: “How shall we live in these times?” Dark Matter is a home for the voices of these others; we welcome writing in all forms and genres, and artwork in all mediums, responding to the urgencies of this time.
Ecozon@: is a journal devoted to the relatively new field of literary and cultural criticism called ecocriticism. Ecocriticism can be broadly defined as the study of the representations of nature in cultural texts, and of the relationship between humans with other earth beings and their environment as seen in cultural manifestations. Ecozon@ is one of the very few academic journals specifically devoted to ecocriticism, an exponentially growing field, akin to the more recently developing area of environmental humanities, and the only one to accept submissions in several languages.
Earthlines is a thrice-yearly magazine for writing that explores our complex relationship with the natural world. We have a strong focus on place and on the culture and lore of place. Publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts.
Elementum: A journal of nature and story. Published three times a year, this journal gives artist and writer responses to scientific issues.
Emergence Magazine: It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are a regenerative space of creation and renewal. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we look to emerging stories. In them we find the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.
FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction: FIYAH rises from the ashes of the Black literary tradition started by Fire!! in 1926. We aren’t here for respectability. We’re here to ask what it means to be Black and extraordinary. We are a place to showcase your stories and grow your career. Part literary incubator, part middle-finger to the establishment, we know you have stories to tell, and we are here for it.
Flyway is an online journal publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that explores the many complicated facets of the word environment – at once rural, urban, and suburban – and its social and political implications.
The Fourth River is a journal of nature and place-based writing published by Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program.
The Goose is the literary journal affiliated with the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada. Publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography.
Gothic Nature Journal is dedicated in our vision of Gothic Nature to provide the most up-to-date research on all things ecohorror/ecoGothic and to deliberately include a mix of work from newer and more revered scholars in ecocriticism, Gothic and horror studies, and the wider environmental humanities.
Green Stories: The competitions are run by the University of Southampton and led by Prof Denise Baden, Professor in Sustainable Business. Assisting are Carole Burns, Head of Creative Writing and Dr Aiysha Jahan, a published writer with a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Southampton. Our mission is to create a cultural body of work that entertains and informs about green solutions, inspires green behaviour and raises awareness of the necessary transformations towards a sustainable economy.
High Country News covers the important issues and stories that define the American West. Its mission is to inform and inspire people – through in-depth journalism – to act on behalf of the West’s diverse natural and human communities. Publishes creative nonfiction (essays) along with journalistic nonfiction.
The Hopper: A lively environmental literary magazine from Green Writers Press. The poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, ecocriticism, and interviews that we publish are all paths towards an invigorated understanding of nature’s place in human life and are part of a new phase in nature writing and art that seeks to include a modern consciousness in narratives of place.
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). The journal also publishes poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction pertinent to its thematic focus.
Little Blue Marble: Beautiful literary journal that focuses on climate change and accepts poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. It has some links to helpful resources, such as a free course on climate change.
Mekong Review: A quarterly English-language magazine of arts, literature, culture, politics, the environment and society in Asia, written by people from the region or those who know it well.
Newfound: An Inquiry of Place is a nonprofit publisher based in Austin, Texas, whose work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. The tri-annual journal features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual arts, reviews, and more. They also publish poetry chapbooks through their annual Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize.
Omenana: A tri-monthly magazine that is open to submission from speculative fiction writers from across Africa and the African Diaspora.
The Oxford American is a national magazine dedicated to featuring the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South. Publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Orion Magazine is a focal point in an extraordinarily rich period of nature writing, and it has remained true to that core conviction, though the magazine has evolved into a bimonthly and the range of its interests has broadened to include not only environmental but cultural concerns.
Paperbark Literary Magazine: Paperbark is rooted in themes of stewardship, innovation, and possibility, and we want our content to be motivated by a desire to trace the connections between science, culture and sustainability. We strive to illuminate the impacts of human society while nurturing our intrinsic capacity to catalyze positive change and represent the voices of all who are involved in and impacted by the currents we seek to explore and elucidate.
Poecology is a literary journal and online resource for contemporary writing about place, ecology and the environment, with a particular interest in poetry.
Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics.
Reckoning: An annual journal of creative writing on environmental justice.
Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities is a digital, peer-reviewed journal of the Environmental Humanities. It provides a forum for scholars from across humanities disciplines to speak to one another about their shared interest in environmental issues, and to plot out an evolving conversation about what the humanities contributes to living and thinking sustainably in a world of dwindling resources.
Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine offers positive perspectives on a range of engaging topics covering ecology, social justice, philosophy, spirituality, sustainable development and the arts.
SAGE Magazine is a student-run environmental arts and journalism publication of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven, Connecticut. They welcome all submissions of environmental art, including long journalistic pieces, poetry, prose, digital art, photography, cartoons, cardboard cut-outs, macaroni collages, and, on occasion, sky-writing.
Saltfront: An arts and literary journal for a radically new type of ecological storytelling. They are searching for the newest and most vibrant eco-lyrical expressions, new ways to tell stories of what it means to be human amidst the monumental ecological transformations taking place on this planet.
Solarpunk Magazine: The time for solarpunk has come, and the mission of this magazine is to become one of many important catalysts for an important and necessary revolution within both the literary world and our larger culture. Accepting submissions at various times throughout the year.
Split Rock Review: A not-for-profit publication run by volunteers who love literature, art, and the wilderness. Their mission is to publish the finest literature and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world.
We feature poetry, creative nonfiction, eco-fiction, hybrids, comics/graphic literature, art, book reviews, and interviews. Online journal issues are published biannually in the spring and fall. We also nominate contributors’ work for most major awards and anthologies.
Terrain is a journal that searches for the interface–the integration–among the built and natural environments that might be called the soul of place.
The Trumpeter is an environmental humanities journal dedicated to the development of an ecosophy, or wisdom, born of ecological understanding and insight. They publish scholarly articles, narratives, poetry, book reviews, and cartoons.
Watershed: Journal of Environment and Culture is a Brown-RISD publication that explores how we relate to the environment through prose, poetry, art, science, photo essays, journalism, or whatever other creative means are at an artist’s disposal.
Weber: The Contemporary West invites submissions in the genres of personal narrative, critical commentary, fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry that offer insight into the environment and culture (both broadly defined) of the contemporary western United States.
Written River: A Journal of Eco-Poetics is a digital literary journal published bi-annually by Hiraeth Press which focuses on poetry and non-fiction prose exploring nature and our relationship to it. They strive to encourage the discipline of ecopoetics and return the voice of the poet to the body of the Earth.
You are here: the journal of creative geography: Published by graduate students in the School of Geography & Development at the University of Arizona, the journal is an annual publication that seeks to explore the concept of place through articles, fiction, poetry, essays, maps, photographs, and art.
Zest Letteratura Sostenible: Italian sustainable literature site, which is part of the non-profit We feel Green cultural project.