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Now accepting Sowell Emerging Writers Prize submissions.

Sowell Emerging Writers Prize Submissions
Accepted August 1 – October 31, 2022

General Submissions
Accepted December 15, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Contest Submissions
Accepted May 1 – September 4, 2023

ARTerrain Submissions
Accepted Year-Round

Terrain.org  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. Please expect a response time of at least 12 weeks on general submissions, and please submit no more than once every six months.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Letter to America series.

The Terrain.org submission period is open from:

If you need to withdraw all or part of your submission, please do so directly in Submittable.

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Terrain.org Editor’s Prize

All contributions by writers of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, women, and/or other marginalized communities whose contributions explore place particularly in the context of social, environmental, or climate justice are considered for our annual Editor’s Prize of $500 in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction. Announcements are made in summer.

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Terrain.org is the world’s first online journal of place, publishing a rich mix of literature, artwork, case studies, and more since 1997.