The 2014 Siskiyou Prize Winner & Finalists…

Ashland Creek Press is delighted to announce that New York Times bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler has chosen Mary Heather Noble’s memoir PLUMES: ON CONTAMINATION OF HOME AND HABITAT as the winner of the 2014 Siskiyou Prize. We are also delighted to announce the prize finalists: Amy Hassinger for her novel AFTER THE DAM and Julie Christine Johnson for her novel THE CROWS OF BEARA. Of …

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Fourth River announces theme issue: Queering Nature

The literary journal Fourth River is now accepting submissions for a special issue themed Queering Nature: Guest-edited by Dakota Garilli and Michael Walsh, The Fourth River’s second online issue, to launch in Fall of 2015, will focus on Queering Nature, and we’re looking for your best, most innovative nature and place-based writing in any genre or …

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The Poetic Animal: An open call for art and poetry

If you haven’t heard of the National Museum of Animals and Society, consider this a heads up. You’re going to hear more about this museum in the years ahead, because it stands on the cutting edge of one of the defining social, legal, and political movements of our time. Based in Los Angeles, the museum is now accepting …

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Writing opportunity for UK and Ireland residents: New Welsh Writing Awards

People, Place & Planet: WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on Nature and the Environment From the website: New Welsh Review, in association with WWF Cymru and the CADCentre, is thrilled to announce the New Welsh Writing Awards, which will celebrate the finest non-fiction writing in the new and increasingly popular ‘short’ form. We’re looking for …

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Siskiyou Prize update – new award, extended deadline

The winner of the Siskiyou Prize, in addition to a cash prize of $1,000 and book publication, will also receive a four-week residency at the PLAYA retreat in central Oregon. PLAYA is a nonprofit organization supporting innovative thinking through work in the arts, literature, natural sciences, and other fields of creative inquiry. On the edge of the Great Basin in central …

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Writing opportunity for undergrads and grads: Sloth, A Journal of Human-Animal Studies

The Animals and Society Institute has launched a journal exclusively for undergraduate and graduate students, to publish papers, book reviews, essays, and other work. Sloth is an online bi-annual journal that publishes international, multi-disciplinary writing by undergraduate students and recent (within three years) graduates that deals with human/non-human animal relationships from the perspectives of the …

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The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Writing: Only three weeks remaining

Just a brief reminder that we are fast approaching the deadline for the 2014 Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Writing. Our final judge is award-winning author Karen Joy Fowler. You can learn more here. Full disclosure: This prize is sponsored by Ashland Creek Press, the same press that hosts this blog.

subTerrain writing opportunity: MEAT (closing Sept. 1)

I just came across an interesting opportunity (via Aerogramme) for writing focused on our relationship with meat: Issue #69 (Winter) — Theme: “MEAT” Humans have hunted, trapped, and killed animals for their “meat” (Old English mete = food) from at least as far back as our “hunter-gatherer” days. From guinea pigs to bison, quail to turkeys, …

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Terrain.org 5th Annual Contest is now open for submissions

The environmental literary journal Terrain has opened submissions to its annual contest — for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. You have until September 1 to submit. Here’s the link. I’m happy to see that Julian Hoffman will be judging the nonfiction category. His book The Small Heart of Things: Being at Home in a Beckoning World recently won the AWP …

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