Call for Submissions: Re Nature

Understorey Magazine

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Re Nature: Writing on a World under Threat

Understorey Magazine invites submissions of critical writing & visual art – for a nature in crisis.

  • How can we reflect on a natural world that is threatened by our own presence?
  • How should we move beyond reflection to inspire action?
  • How does environmental crisis dis/affect women in particular?
  • How might it further marginalise those already at the margins?
  • Open to submissions of prose, poetry, visual art – and creative recombinations of these forms – by writers and artists in Canada who identify as women or non-binary.

Honorarium available for accepted work.

Free Editing Services for Issue 17! Have something to say about climate change — and not sure how to say it? Passionate about the environment but new to literary writing?

Understorey Magazine aims to inspire new and emerging writers, as well as support established writers. For Issue 17, we are offering free editing services. Send us your stories and poems. We will send our thoughts on what already works and what can be improved. We can’t publish everything we receive — but we can help you polish your writing and find a place to share it with the world. All submissions must adhere to our general guidelines.

More information and how to submit

Understorey Magazine publishes literary writing and visual art by and about women in Canada. “Women” includes all who identify as such or as non-binary. “In Canada” includes those who identify as First Nations or Métis, those with or applying for permanent residence and Canadians living abroad. We love words but are not stuck on labels or definitions. Contact us if you have questions about eligibility.

Understorey Magazine aims to publish as many different voices, styles, and perspectives as possible. We welcome submissions from women of various ages, cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, abilities and disabilities, and educational and economic backgrounds.