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Currently accepting submissions of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction for the 11th Annual Contest.

Contest Reading Period
February 1 – September 7

General Reading Period
September 8 – April 30  welcomes submissions from new and experienced authors and artists alike. Our online journal accepts only the finest poetry, essays, fiction, articles, artwork, videos, and other contributions—material that reaches deep into the earth’s fiery core, or humanity’s incalculable core, and brings forth new insights and wisdom. We are seeking work in English (or translation) from around the world, and particularly Indigenous, Native, Black, Brown, and other historically marginalized and underrepresented voices.

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If you would like to submit a Letter to America, have a query about the ARTerrain gallery or Unsprawl case study series, or need to withdraw a portion of your submission, please contact us. is the world’s first online journal of place, publishing a rich mix of literature, artwork, case studies, and more since 1997.