The Nature Of The West
The Nature Of The West
Our Summer 2013 issue is themed "Access".
Wild landscapes — our American Commons. Or are they? For better or worse, competing interests, myriad jurisdictions, and tangled legislation conspire in an age of technology-driven detachment to shape and limit our interactions with the natural world. For our Summer 2013 issue, we're looking for creative work that explores access to nature and the nature of access in a complex, heavily-managed world.
Submission deadline: March 15.
Camas seeks writing and photography that examines the complex relationships between individuals, communities, and the natural world. Pieces that speak to this complexity of relationships are most likely to be published. Particulars about each genre that Camas publishes are below.
Thank you for your time and interest. We look forward to seeing your work!
Features typically require research, interviews, and appropriate history. They can take the form of essay or article. Length: 2000-3000 words
Essays can be personal, philosophical, or humorous in nature, and writers are free to include research, experience, observation, etc. Length: 500-3000 words
Micro fiction, vignettes, and short stories are accepted. Length: 50-3000 words.
Poetry or other non-prose written work of intrigue is accepted. Word count varies. Please include no more than 5 poems per submission; in submissions of more than 5 poems, the first 5 poems will be considered.
Reviews of recent books in the field of environmental/nature writing, or fiction with a place-based focused, are considered. Please query if you have a book in mind. Length: 500-1200 words.
Black and white works are preferred, but high-contrast color pieces are also suitable. Please submit work in as high a resolution as possible (at least 300 dpi; preferably a grayscaled .tif image). Enclose or attach a description of the photo or art as well as any other relevant information. Photographers are invited to submit photos of humans and human activity in the West. Vertically-oriented images may be given cover photo consideration.
Camas publishes two issues each year:
A summer issue published in May. The deadline is (usually) March 15th.
A winter issue published in December. The deadline is (usually) October 15th.
Camas accepts simultaneous submissions.
Please review the specifications for this issue above, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
The best way to know what Camas is looking for is by reading the publication itself. Secure your subscription here. We look for high-quality work that challenges readers to reinterpret the traditional understanding of environmental literature and art.
Submit your work electronically, either by e-mail or by mailing a compact disk. Please specify the genre of your submission. Put your name and contact information (please include your mailing address) on the front page and your name and page number on every page. Images or artwork should be high resolution scans (min. 300 dpi). Large files (i.e. greater than 3 MB) should be burned to a CD and mailed. Please include a 2-3 sentence biography with your submission. We have a much quicker turn-around time from selection to layout and print if we have these in hand. Please contact us with any questions regarding this or any other requirement.
We offer a copy of the Camas issue in which your work appears, the opportunity to be published alongside some of the West's most prestigious writers, and our sincere gratitude. Thank you for your interest in Camas. If you have any questions about submissions or writing for Camas, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Camas c/o EVST, Rankin Hall
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812