Call for Submissions–Women and Nature

Call for Submissions

Sugar Mule: A Literary Magazine (http://www.sugarmule.com/) invites submissions for a special issue on Women Writing Nature. For this issue, the guest editor, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, would like to see poetry and creative nonfiction (or the two combined) only—please don’t send fiction. Please send poetry, essays, memoirs, reflections, and scientifically-based essays (think McPhee) aimed at a general audience. Topics include (but are not limited to) women’s perspectives on nature, women’s experiences with nature or with its non-human inhabitants, and travel/voyager/explorer journals that concentrate on the writer’s interaction with the natural world. Contributions by women of color and by women outside the academy are encouraged. If you’re not sure if your essay will “fit,” send it along anyway—the editor hopes to collect the unusual essay as well as the common one written uncommonly well. If your essay or poetry is selected, it will be published online July 2012 in Sugar Mule. You may send queries for prose if you wish to confirm conditional acceptance before writing. Sugar Mule does not pay for accepted work(s) at this time. Query deadline is December 15; submission deadline (with or without query) is February 1. Please send submissions directly to the editor, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish: tonguetiedwoman AT gmail.com. Subject line must read: “Women Writing Nature.” We will not respond to submissions sent to the wrong email address or that do not have “Women Writing Nature” in the subject line.