Terrain.org’s Elemental Issue Now Live

We are pleased to announce the launch of Terrain.org's 34th issue: Elemental. Issue 34 -- Fall 2013 -- includes a wonderful mix of literature, including the winners and finalists of our 4th Annual Contests in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction. With a guest editorial by Priscilla Long, an interview with earth scientist Fred Swanson, poetry by a dozen leading poets (including our first video poems), searing nonfiction and fiction, outstanding photography, and well-traveled columns, you'll want to dive right in.

4th Annual Contest Submission Deadline Fast Approaching!

Friends, peers, writers, artists, rabble-rousers, hooligans, good folk, and everyone else: the deadline for the Terrain.org 4th Annual Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry is Sunday, September 1. Get your submissions in now! Follow the link for full details... Theme: Elemental We accept contest submissions year-round. The deadline for our 4th Annual Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry is September 1, 2013, for publication October 15, 2013. All notifications will be made by October 1, 2013.

So Apparently I’ve Got this Reputation at #AWP13

By Simmons Buntin So apparently I’ve gained this reputation at AWP, at least among those close to me, for stealing pint glasses with logos. It’s true that I have a collection of about 130 pint classes with different brewery logos at home, most from my time working for the U.S. Department of Energy and traveling across the west, back before 2000. And the vast majority of those purchased fair and square. But on occasion, as the other evening at Orleans, if a glass is not for sale but is a worthy, let us say essential addition to the collection… Then, yes, I will liberate it. But hey, I didn’t take the Samuel Adams glass so readily available at the seafood restaurant last night following the very excellent “Wild Lives / Raucous Pens” reading. So perhaps I’m on the road to reform—or at least I’ve already got a Sam Adams pint glass. On to yesterday’s conference review...
Issue 31. Ruin + Renewal, Part II

Terrain.org Issue 31 Now Live!

The editors of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments are delighted to announce the launch of our new Issue 31, with the theme of “Ruin and Renewal (Part II).” The Winter 2013 issue extends the “Ruin and Renewal” theme from our Fall 2012 issue, and includes the winning and finalist entries from our 3rd annual contests in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; a special “To Know a Place” section from six writers on Mount St. Helens; guest editorial by Alison Hawthorne Deming; new “Eyes on the Street” column from urban designer and landscape architect Ken Pirie; Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, as the Unsprawl case study; ARTerrain gallery by Lucinda Bliss; and more. And if you’re reading this blog, you know the new dynamic, image-rich Terrain.org design is live, as well.