Appalachia welcomes narrative, historical, and science essays on the following topics: mountain, wilderness, and backcountry adventure; technical climbing; canoeing and kayaking; nature and climate change; and land ethics. The magazine works far ahead and publishes twice a year. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept submissions all year, but keep in mind that response time can be fairly quick in the following months: April-June and October-December.
Tips From the Editor
We publish short pieces about adventure in our Skyline Sketches department. We sometimes assign newsier pieces about mountains, rescue, and science. We do not publish fiction yet but may in the future. Email the editor to ask.
Enter our Waterman Fund Essay Contest, for emerging writers on wilderness topics, by mid-winter each year. Appalachia cosponsors this with the Waterman Fund. See watermanfund.org. Those who have not published major work nationally) may submit 2,000 to 3,000-word essays on the role and place of wilderness in the modern world. First prize, $1500. Second prize $500. Both will be published online and in Appalachia.