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At the Spring Creek Project, we believe that stories and art help us understand and shape the world. We invite you to think, write, and create along with us as we explore the theme of wildfire in the coming months. In conjunction with our winter speaker series Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire, we're partnering with Terrain.org on a call for creative submissions about wildfire.

The submission window for Lookout: Writing + Art About Wildfire is now open. The priority submission deadline is April 4, 2022. Writers and artists whose work is selected will receive an honorarium of $200, and the work will be published on Terrain.org.

Learn more and submit your work

Submission Genres

We're accepting original work in the following genres:

  • Poetry (submit up to six poems)
  • Nonfiction, including creative nonfiction, personal essays/memoir, and photo essays
  • Fiction, including short stories, excerpts from novels, and flash fiction
  • Art, including photographs, drawings, paintings, graphics, and/or any other visual media
  • Multimedia and mixed genre, including short film and audio works

Spark Your Imagination

As a source of inspiration for this call, writers and artists are invited to attend the lecture series Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire, which Spring Creek Project is hosting on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. PST beginning January 4, 2022. The 11-week series will feature writers, artists, activists, humanities scholars, and environmental scientists.

About Our Partner

Terrain.org, an independent publication founded in 1997, is the world's first place-based online journal. Contributors range from icons in the field of nature writing to essential new voices that are changing both writing and place itself. Terrain.org's critically acclaimed series—including Letters to America, A Life of Science, and Pam Houston's Twenty Words During Lockdown—respond in real time to the most urgent social and environmental justice issues of the day.