Alluvian is an online environmental journal published twice a year-- winter/spring and summer/fall. We are a group of thinkers, science students, and writers examining the human condition in relation to the natural world. We accept creative narratives (nonfiction/fiction/poetry), discussions, science features, literary environmental journalism, artwork and cartoons, short video clips, and narrative analysis of data intended to provoke thought on environmental science, global sustainability, and human engagement with nature, the environment, and climate change.  We also accept submissions for our seasonal "clusters."

Requirements effective 9/1/17

Prose word count: 350-1200

Poetry: maximum 3 poems

Typeface: 12 pt, Times New Roman

Text files: .docx, .doc, or .txt files.

Art submissions: .jpg, .gif, png

Sound files: submit artist statement and add link to share the file.

Video clips: query. 

ALLUVIAN is now taking submissions for the theme of our WINTER 2018/2019 issue: Human Triage: The Grey Zone
As carbon and methane emissions rise, as glaciers melt and ocean levels rise,  and as food grows scarce— governments, militaries and paramilitaries, democracies and dictatorships, cities and communities, neighborhoods and families will all need to make increasingly difficult ethical and strategic choices. These choices, this ethical triage, could mean that the refugees from Miami as well as Dhaka, from the Marshall Islands as well as the English coasts, from Boston as well as Bombay will die in large numbers. Our very human reaction to this ethical grey zone is the theme for our Winter 2018/2019 issue. We take science writing, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; art, photography, and cartoons; audio drama and short video clips. Deadline October 15. 

Submission guidelines—

Simultaneous submissions accepted, but please inform us if accepted elsewhere. 

Prose: 350-1200 words
.  Poetry: 3 or fewer poems. Typeface: 12 pt, Times New Roman
  We accept docx, doc.

Art: jpg., tif., png; Audio files: mp3; Video clips: mp4



We accept literary science journalism, creative environmental nonfiction/poetry (max 3 poems )/short fiction, art and cartoons, and feature pieces related to the ENVIRONMENT.  (We also run a separate call for submissions for our biannual onliine clusters.) 

Requirements effective 4/15/17

Word count 350-1000

Typeface: 12 pt, Times New Roman

Text files:  .docx or .doc 

Art files: .jpg, .gif

Sound files? submit your artist statement, and copy a share-file link at the end of the statement. 

We are also considering short video clips. Query for information.

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