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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Mary Oliver, Todd Davis, Elissa Ely, Ben Montgomery, W.D. Wetherell, Sandy Stott, Lisa Densmore Ballard, Stephen Kurczy, Blair Braverman, Michael Wejchert, Christine Woodside.
Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
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Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$18 for one year. $32 for two years. $42 for three years.
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

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 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 We do not publish fiction yet but may in the future.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 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. 

Contact Information

Christine Woodside, Editor-in-Chief
10 City Square
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Last updated: Aug 07, 2023