Submission Guidelines

Humans and Nature Press Digital: Submission Guidelines

To the poets, writers, and artists who submitted work in 2023: Thank you! We are grateful for the thoughtfulness, time, and care that your submission represents. This year we received more work than ever before. 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 groups of poems that complement, contrast, or can be presented together and 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 1,000–2,000 words describing the work.

We accept only one submission per person within a submission period. We welcome multimedia artwork; please refer to the category definitions above to select a category of best fit for your submission: essay, poetry, or artwork.

Submit documents in a .doc format or as a JPG file via our Submittable account. When you submit, please include a bio and headshot.

Concurrent 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 reopen from June 24 – July 15, 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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