Alluvian is an  themed online environmental journal published once a year in the spring. Theme submissions have a deadline of Feb 15 every year. We also run month long fiction and cartoon contests in the fall and accept unthemed rolling submissions all year long. 

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 rolling submissions for our seasonal "clusters."

Requirements effective 9/1/18

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 our FALL 2020 environmental cartoon and flash fiction contest: FALSE FACES. 

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

Cartoon: .jpg, .mp4, .gif, .png, .mov - less than 500 KB. 

Flash Fiction: .docx

Masked

ALLUVIAN is now taking submissions for the theme of our SUMMER 2021 issue: MASKED. We are looking for thoughtful, creative environmental works of revelation, deception, and conviction. Accepting art, fiction, nonfiction, cartoons, audio, poetry, and video clips.

Submission guidelines —

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

Art: .jpg, .gif, .png - less than 500 KB. 

Fiction/Nonfiction:  .docx, .doc. Word count: 350-1200. Typeface: 12 pt, Times New Roman.

Poetry: .docx, .doc, 3 or fewer poems. Typeface: 12 pt, Times New Roman.

Audio: .mp3 - 2 minutes max

Video: youtube or vimeo link

We accept creative work related to nature and the environment:  fiction, art, creative nonfiction, poetry (max 3 poems )/short fiction, and cartoons.  (We also run a separate call for submissions for our annual onliine themed issue.) 

Requirements effective 4/15/20

Word count 350-1000

Typeface: 12 pt, Times New Roman

Text files:  .docx or .doc 

Art files: .jpg, .gif

Sound files: mp3. 

We also consider short video clips (30 seconds). 

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