The natural world is a source of inspiration for many writers. If environmental themes play a prominent role in your story, poem or personal essay, consider submitting it to one of the journals on this month’s list. All are currently open for submissions and none charge reading fees.
Note: We are a creative writing school and compile these lists for the benefit of our students. Please don’t send us your publishing queries or submissions :). Click on the green links to go to the publication’s website and look for their submissions page.
Terrain.org publishes both established nature writers and new voices on a rolling basis on their website, and accepts articles and reviews alongside poetry, essays, and short fiction of up to 6K words. As a journal about place, they welcome stories that explore urban as well as natural landscapes.
The Hopper wants your explorations of the human experience in nature. They publish approximately one poem and one prose piece (fiction and creative nonfiction up to 4K words) per month on their website alongside an annual print journal.
The Future Fire has a broader scope than just nature writing, and welcomes any socially-progressive writing that seeks to imagine possible futures. They pay for fiction (flash fiction up to 1,000 words; short stories up to 7,500 words; novellas up to 17,500 words) and poetry (up to 60 lines per poem, 3 poems per submission), and nonfiction submissions are by query only.
Deep Wild publishes creative work ‘inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads’. They are currently accepting submissions for their second annual publication, and are looking for poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction (word limit for both is 3,000 words).
The Tiger Moth Review is a literary journal based in Singapore focused on nature, culture, and the environment. They especially encourage writers from southeast Asia to submit but have published pieces by authors from around the world. They accept submissions of poetry and fiction (up to 5K words) year-round and publish their favorites in an online magazine twice per year.