As a fan of the Rachel Carson Center I was excited to see the recent launch of the first edition of Springs, their new environmental journal:
The Rachel Carson Center (RCC) is pleased to announce the launch of Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review. Our new open-access online publication features peer-reviewed articles, creative nonfiction, and artistic contributions that showcase the work of the RCC and its community across the world. In the spirit of Rachel Carson, Springs publishes sharp writing with an impact. Surveying the interrelationship between environmental and social changes from a wealth of disciplines and perspectives, it is a place to share rigorous research, test out fresh ideas, question old ones, and to advance public and scholarly debates in the environmental humanities and beyond.
And, naturally, I was curious to find out if Springs was taking submissions. Here is what they say:
Currently, submissions to Springs are by invitation only. For open calls check our other publishing platform Arcadia. Anyone may submit to Arcadia; please visit this page to read the guidelines.
From The World as a Wardian Case by Kate Brown to Encountering Ghost Species by Cameron Muir, there is much to appreciate in this first issue. I look forward to many more.
Author of the novels The Tourist Trail and Where Oceans Hide Their Dead. Co-founder of Ashland Creek Press and editor of Writing for Animals (also now a writing program).