I write poetry and lyric essays, mostly about the natural world and environmental issues. Occasionally, about political topics. I'm interested in exploring types of sentience, the meaning of "presence," and the intersection of science and spirituality--as well as the upheavals of climate change.
My fiction was published in The Kenyon Review (years ago.) Most recently, I was the featured poet of the month in the Kosmos Journal newsletter https://www.kosmosjournal.org/news/featu....
I have an MA but not in creative writing. I've taken several university writing courses, participated in two ongoing writing workshops and enjoy working supportively with others to deepen our work and make it shine.
Originally from the U.S., I now live on a working-toward sustainable farm in the northern highlands of Tanzania. We're on the edge of a forest where elephants wander (as do I when they are not around.) Given the distance and time zone differences, my participation is limited to online workshops at feasible times.
I am looking for a group of writers who want to workshop each other's pieces. I have many years of formal and informal workshopping experience, and I genuinely enjoy reading works in progress.
Hello! My name is Phia and I'm excited about joining a writer's group. I'm somewhat new to writing poetry and this is the first time I will be sharing some of my work. I'm looking for support, advice, and critique, as well as a community of writers to share the process with. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and writing with more consistency.
Deep Wild Journal is the home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. We seek work that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry journeys. By “backcountry,” we mean away from paved roads on journeys undertaken by foot, skis, snowshoes, kayak, canoe, horse, or any other non-motorized means of conveyance.
We are open to a wide spectrum of carefully-crafted work, from the personal to the political (however you construe that word). We invite you to send up to three poems or one or more prose pieces (creative nonfiction or fiction), double-spaced, up to about 3,000 words total. We will consider longer prose pieces of exceptional merit. Previously published is welcome, with permissions.
Each year, we sponsor a no-fee Student Writing Contest, with publication and cash awards for top winners. For the 2022 contest, we will be seeking creative nonfiction essays from students enrolled in graduate studies. Submissions accepted from November 15 to March 1.
Overcup Press is an independent publishing house with national distribution.
Query letters on these nonfiction topics are of particular interest:
- Creative nonfiction narrative and journalism
- Popular Science Writing
- Environmental/Nature Writing
- Regional U.S. Northwest Topics
- Travel (essay, other related)
- Architecture and Design
- Contemporary Arts and Culture
- Music / Music History / Long-form Music Journalism
We are NOT currently considering queries or submissions from the following genres:
- Children's picture books
- Art/photography books
- Travel guidebooks
- STEM titles (middle grade and YA audience-focused)
- Religious books
- Self-help books
While we are open to style, we’re looking for work that is nuanced, raw, and imagistic with strong elements of the natural world or the human-nature relationship. We tend to favor work that is unexpected, real, evocative, yet subtle, with a strong sense of place and strong imagery. We publish a Spring/Summer issue in April and a Fall/Wnter issue in September. Please keep in mind the seasonal nature of our issues.
Please read our submission guidelines and past issues to see the kind of work we publish.
Hello, I've written my first published book with stories and poems when I was eighteen and contributed my story chapters to three anthologies. I love to write, read and listen to poetry and I look forward to sharing our poems and those of others in our group.
There was a bullfrog I loved. When I was five years old in my Aunt Marcia’s wedding, I said to her, Come see my frog! He was at the pond, just down the hill. “I want to,” she said, but she was the bride and could not leave her party and guests, so I said, I’ll go get him.
All my life I’ve been bringing the frog to the house. A few years after Aunt Marcia’s wedding my mother and I moved to the city and I found lizards in pet shops. We looked at each other through the glass of fish tanks. I remember thinking that a lizard was like a frog, only able to be out of water. My mother let me bring some of the lizards and turtles and snakes home as pets. Now I live in a barn with five big lizards and I am always striving to make a home that will be good for them, and my husband, and me, so we can live together under one roof. Once I said to my husband, No lizards, no love. I didn’t mean that I would not love him, I meant that without lizards in our home I would have a hard time feeling love for my life.
I write nonfiction, and fiction for young readers. I write about lizards, snakes, turtles, and frogs, particularly my relationship with them. I love animals, but it’s reptiles who are not known and not understood, and it’s my job to change that. The hardest part is getting across their value beyond their role in the health of our global ecosystem. I think that in the subtext of whatever I write, I keep saying, try sitting still with a lizard and see how you calm down and start to open, and feel grounded; reconnected with the other, with all life –with your own feelings.