Submission Guidelines

Humans and Nature Press Digital: Submission Review Status

Our submissions have closed for 2023. Thank you for sending us your work!

To the poets, writers, and artists who submitted work: Thank you! We are grateful for the thoughtfulness, time, and care that your submission represents.

This year we received more work than ever before. Our small team is still working to review all of the submissions. The tremendous response is exciting, and we are doing our best to finalize reviews soon. We are sending notifications of decisions on a rolling basis, and the review process will be completed by December.

We’re thrilled to have received a terrific response from our community of writers, artists, and poets. Thank you for trusting us with your creative work!

Submissions will open again in late June of 2024.

Submission Guidelines

Humans and Nature Press Digital publishes creative work that explores and promotes human responsibilities in relation to the whole community of life.

Ongoing publication themes include: relationships with and among animals and plants, land and water, care, climate change, community, culture, healing, justice, kinship, language, practice, reciprocity, sacredness, and sovereignty.

In 2024, we will accept submissions for the following categories:

  • Essays: We welcome submissions of original essays, narrative journalism, experimental nonfiction, lyric essays, and personal essays that have not been published elsewhere (including personal blogs, websites, and social media). Essays should be 1,000–2,000 words.
  • Poetry: Please submit up to 4 poems that have not been published elsewhere (including personal blogs, websites, and social media).
  • Artwork: We consider any form of visual or auditory art which can be captured and shared on our digital platform. Formats include photography, sculpture, paintings, collage, sketches, film, music, cartoon, etc. Please include an artist’s statement of 750–1,500 words describing the work.

We accept only one submission per person within a submission period. We do welcome multimedia artwork, but please select one category for your submission: essay, poetry, or artwork.

Please submit documents in a .doc format or as a JPG file via our Submittable account. When you submit, include a bio, photo, and cover letter. We will edit your work in either Microsoft Word or Google Docs. We only publish accepted pieces that have also completed all steps in the Humans and Nature Press Digital publication process, which will be detailed in your publication contract.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If you have simultaneously submitted elsewhere, let us know in your cover letter that you have done so and please withdraw it from the Center’s Submittable as soon as you have agreed to its publication elsewhere.

Returning contributors are welcome to submit.

Contributors receive an honorarium of $500 upon publication.

Submissions will open in late June of 2024. When submissions are open, a link to the submissions portal will appear here. Subscribe to the Center’s newsletter or follow us on Instagram to receive an announcement when submissions open.

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