The health and sustainability of our environment continues to be threatened and detrimentally harmed in real time. This folio is a call for art that not only considers imagined futures, but also confronts present consequences of climate change. Send your optimistic daydreams or your apocalyptic screeds, your utopias and dystopias, your environmental experiences and speculations.
Hybrid work that simultaneously focuses on the subject matter and reimagines the environment of craft is also encouraged. In his essay “‘Pure Craft’ Is a Lie,” Matthew Salesses notes “There’s a lot of work left to do to open up craft to writers beyond the cis, straight, white, able, middle-class (etc.) literary establishment.” Send innovations across genre or that combine genres to fight polluted traditions and conventions, push against axiomatic writing solutions, and envision new literary ecosystems.
As an editor, I don’t want to attempt to control the “environment” of these submissions, so there are no specified word limits or technical guidelines, but please do only combine up to five pieces in one file:poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid work, art, and other experiments for consideration.
Contact email@example.com with any questions. Submission proceeds will be donated to the Armenia Tree Project.