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Submission window is now open for the 4th annual Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature

Now in its fourth year, The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature is now open for submissions of published and unpublished manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections..

The 2017 prize will be judged by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Balcombe.

The winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a four-week residency at PLAYA. The submission deadline is September 30, 2014. For complete writers’ guidelines, click here. All unpublished manuscripts entered for the Siskiyou Prize will be considered for publication.

New environmental literature” refers to literary works that focus on the environment, animal protection, ecology, and wildlife. The prize seeks work that redefines our notions of environmentalism and sustainability, particularly when it comes to animal protection. The award isn’t for books about hunting, fishing, or eating animals—unless they are analogous to a good anti-war novel being all about war. Under these basic guidelines, however, the prize will be open to a wide range of fiction and nonfiction with environmental and animal themes.

The Siskiyou Prize is named for the Klamath-Siskiyou region of northern California and southern Oregon, one of the most diverse eco-regions in the world. Considered a global center of biodiversity, the Klamath-Siskiyou region is an inspiring example of the importance of preservation.

For more information, click here, or visit the Ashland Creek Press submissions page.

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Zoomorphic magazine now accepting submissions

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We first introduced Zoomorphic a year ago with this Q&A.

Zoomorphic is now accepting submissions for their next two issues. Here is the call:

Zoomorphic magazine was founded a year ago and is now an established eco-literature publication. We have featured work by many award-winning and respected international writers in our first 5 issues.

We are now seeking submissions of fiction, journalism and creative non-fiction for our summer and autumn issues. We are happy to receive material from published and unpublished writers, and will give editorial feedback to new writers with strong ideas. Work concerning oceanic wildlife is particularly encouraged.

Essays and fiction should be between 500 and 3000 words.

Submissions guidelines can be found here: zoomorphic.net/submissions.

Or contact James Roberts (editor@zoomorphic.net) to discuss your ideas.

 

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Happy Earth Day!

It’s been lots of fun to see so many celebrating literature on Earth Day.

Serena Agusto-Cox of Savvy Verse & Wit has posted several eco-themed poems, honoring both Earth Day as well as National Poetry Month.

Sheila Boneham’s post, “Reading for Earth Day and for Life,” features lists of literature for every reader.

The Florida Department of Education has posted Earth Day reading lists for kids from pre-kindergarten through high school.

In the case of Blair Richmond’s blog, a photo does the job of a thousand words. For all the teens and tweens (and grownups!) out there who like paranormal vampire romances, Blair’s first two Lithia Trilogy novels, Out of Breath and The Ghost Runner, deal with environmentalism, animal rights, conservation, running, Shakespeare — and, of course, there’s a vampire love triangle.

For all you writers out there, here are a few Earth Day writing prompts — one from my own blog, and a great list of prompts from LitBridge.

And, last  but not least, Ashland Creek Press is hosting a book giveaway for Earth Day — sign up to receive a free eco-fiction sampler, as well as to be entered to win a free copy of one of the featured eco-friendly books.

Happy Earth Day!

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