Plant-Human Quarterly

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Ellen Bass, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Camille Dungy, Forrest Gander, Jody Gladding, Kimiko Hahn, Bob Hicok, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Barbara Hurd, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Sydney Lea, Cleopatra Mathis, Susan Mitchell, Jim Moore, Pattiann Rogers, Scott Russell Sanders, Terese Svoboda, Arthur Sze
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 

Editorial Focus

Plant-Human Quarterly explores the myriad ways writers manifest their relationship to the botanical world—from heavily researched pieces, to keen observation, to less systematic, intuitive ways of knowing and interacting—that attempt to communicate across boundaries and possibly approach a plant’s-eye-view of the world.

Tips From the Editor

We look for poems and prose in which the plant-human dynamic is central to the narrative (or dramatic subtext) rather than peripheral, and we favor work in which humans attempt to approach the world of plants rather than use plants as metaphors for human experience or bit-players in a human drama.

Contact Information

Neil Shepard, Editor
390 Riverside Drive
Apartment 11C
New York
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Last updated: Feb 15, 2024