In a recent interview with Deidre Wengen, Jorie Graham identifies a task for writers concerned about the environment: to make readers "feel (and thus physically believe) what we have and what we are losing" ("Imagining the Unimaginable" @www.poets.org). In this issue of Amoskeag, we are not looking for scientific reports of extinctions, glacial loss, and journalistic prose necessarily, but rather for reflections on past, present, and future lives in relation to nature; meditations on the language of "global warming," "climate change," "green ____," and related discourse; (self-reflective) jeremiads regarding population, consumption, etc; or visionary victory gardens and carbon negative utopias. Lighter, tangentially related pieces are also welcome: odes to Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, or tank tops in winter; epitaphs for the "open road"; epistles to whomever inherits the earth. More here.
The Other Journal seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our upcoming issue on Death and Dying.
Deadline: December 15, 2008. All submissions should be sent via email to
Shape of a Box, a YouTube literary magazine, is seeking submissions in all genres.
We are seeking work that is around 500 words, but we are flexible and desire work that is under 5 minutes if read out loud. Your submission should be pasted into the body of the email and sent to
Call for submissions: Use these Words