Deadline: September 5, 2022
$1,000 grand prize in each genre and $200 to finalists. Judges: Sean Hill, Janisse Ray, Kali Fajardo-Anstine. Our online, place-based journal seeks material that reaches deep into the earth’s fiery core, or humanity’s incalculable core, and brings forth new insights and wisdom. We are seeking work in English (or translation) from around the world, and particularly Indigenous, Native, Black, Brown, and other historically marginalized and underrepresented voices as we expand contributions relating to social, environmental, and climate justice. Entry fee: $20. Submit online at our website.
Deadline: September 5, 2022
Terrain.org is an award-winning, international online journal searching for that interface—the integration—among the built and natural environments, that might be called the soul of place. Over the past 13 weeks, Terrain.org has published the Lookout: Writing + Art About Wildfire series in partnership with the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. The series includes works by Carly Lettero, Emily Sheperd, Amy Miller, Elizabeth Spencer Spragins, Suze Woolf, Anne Haven McDonnell, Craig Santos Perez, Bradley David, Claire Thompson, Mary Kwart, Tracy Daugherty, Amiko Matsuo + Brad Monsma, Ben Rutherfurd, and Rachel Richardson.
Terrain.org’s submissions will open again on December 15, but ARTerrain submissions are accepted year-round, and there are currently two contests, including the Sowell Emerging Writers Prize, offering a $1,000 prize and publication by Texas Tech University Press for a nonfiction book. Visit their website for more details.
Terrain.org invites participants to attend an online conversation between acclaimed environmental writers and activists Sandra Steingraber and Taylor Brorby. In this event, noted environmental author and activist Sandra Steingraber is in conversation with Taylor Brorby about his debut memoir, Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land. This conversation is sponsored by Terrain.org, with Zoom hosting provided by the University of Arizona,
Monday, June 27, 2022, 5 p.m. PT / 6 MT / 7 CT / 8 ET. Registration is free.
Online literary magazine Terrain.org is hosting an online reading on Monday, April 25 in honor of Earth Month and Poetry Month. The reading kicks off 5PM PT/8PM ET and will be hosted by Derek Sheffield.
Enjoy listening to award-winning poets Joe Wilkins, Scott Edward Anderson, and Betsy Aoki. A Q&A session will follow the reading.
Register today! It’s free.
This month online literary magazine Terrain.org published the winners of their 12th Annual Contests. Find “The Frontier” by Sean Sam, “The Snake and the Sanctuary” by Melina Walling,” and two poems by Jennifer K. Sweeney. Plus, find work by John Washington, Rob Carney, Molly Lanzarotta, Laurel Anderson, Sharon Hashimoto, Cassandra Cleghorn, Cheryl Merrill, Ian Capelli, Amy Dryansky, D.S. Walsman, and more.
This month on the Terrain.org website, find poetry by Daryl Jones, Laura Winter, Justin Hunt, Gregory Wolff, Allan Peterson, and Catherine Stearns; nonfiction by Mitchell Thomashow, Laura Pritchett, and Jen Hirt; and fiction by Richard Courage. In the “Currents” section are prose and photos by Thomas Hallock. Now at Terrain.org website.
Join Terrain.org next Monday for the Terrain.org Reading Series. The Zoom event will take place on Monday, September 27 at 5:00pm MST. This Q&A and reading will feature Joy Castro, Elizabeth Jacobson, and Allen Braden, and will be moderated by Juan Morales.
You can register for this online event here.
More than $3,500 in prizes, with a $1,000 grand prize in each genre and $100 to the finalists. Judges: Poetry: Ellen Bass; Nonfiction: Aimee Nezhukumatathil; Fiction: Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Deadline: Labor Day, September 6, 2021. $20 entry fee per set of 3-5 poems (or a single long poem), story, essay or article. See full guidelines and submit online.
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New on Terrain.org this month, find poetry by John Daniel, Robert Wrigley, Eric Pankey, Natasha Sajé, Jenifer K. Sweeney, and Naila Moreira with photos by Stephen Petegorsky; nonfiction by Christine Byl and Deborah Schillbach; fiction by Caprice Garvin; and an interview with Rob Carney by Jackson Reed.
Visit Terrain.org for the new work on the site this month. Arne Weingart reviews The Tilt Torn Away from the Seasons by Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers and Melissa L. Sevigny interviews Pam Houston. Fiction by Beth Alvarado; nonfiction by Tamie Parker Song, Scott Russell Sanders, and Paul Riley; and poetry by Seth García, Garrett Hongo, Collier Brown, and more. In currents: Charles Revello, Patricia Schwartz, and others.