Issue 31. Ruin + Renewal, Part II Issue 31 Now Live!

The editors of 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 design is live, as well.

Announcing the Winners of the 3rd Annual Contests in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction!

The editors of A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments are delighted to announce the winners of our 3rd Annual Contests in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction:
  • Poetry ~ Genevieve Leet, for two poems (judged by Suzanne Frischkorn)
  • Fiction ~ Courtney Amber Kilian, for the story "Color Has History" (judged by Skip Horack)
  • Nonfiction ~ Sonya Huber, for the essay "Love and Industry: A Midwestern Notebook" (judged by Christopher Cokinos)
The winners and finalists will appear in Issue 31, "Ruin + Renewal", which publishes January 15, 2013.