Call for Writing

Posted Nov. 11, 2015

City Creatures Blog is looking for creative nonfiction, personal essays, memoir or other work exploring the way cities foster opportunities for transformation, intimacy, and connection between humans and animals. City Creatures Blog publishes year-round and guidelines are here.Landscapes is looking for critical essays, creative non-fiction, poetry, photography and artwork with the theme of “ecotones as contact zones…intersections in and of  landscapes: human and non-human, microscopic and macroscopic, virtual and embodied, ecological and cultural.” Deadline is November 18 and guidelines are here. For more information (including detailed guidelines regarding possible topics or issues), contact Dr. Drew Hubbell and Dr. John Ryan here.  Ashland Creek Press has a December 15 deadline for short stories for their next edition of Among Animals, a book-length anthology focused on animals (including the intersection of human and animal lives). Guidelines are here.Kenyon Review is looking for poetry, essays, fiction, and drama for a September / October 2016 special issue on the poetics of science. Deadline is December 31 and guidelines are here.Under the Sun is looking for quality creative nonfiction and other essays. (Congratulations on so many “notable” mentions in Best American Essays 2015 and Best American Sports Writing 2015!) Deadline is January 2, 2016  and guidelines are here.The 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest is seeking fiction on the possible futures created by climate change. The first prize winner will receive $1,000 and the best submissions will be published in an online anthology. Kim Stanley Robinson, the legendary science fiction writer, will be judging the contest along with climate fiction experts from Arizona State University. Deadline is January 15, 2016 and guidelines are here.Creative Nonfiction’s fall 2016 issue will be dedicated to “learning from nature.” Deadline is February 1, 2016 and there be a $5,000 prize for Best Essay and a $1,000 prize for best runner-up (there is no reading fee). Guidelines are here.

Source: Adrienne Ross Scanlan ILCW member (USA) and editor of Blue Lyra Review literary journal. For more information about the Blue Lyra Review or to subscribe.

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