Saturday, June 19, 2010
Submit! Native West Press Anthology
from their website:
WANTED FOR OUR NEXT ANTHOLOGY
SHORT ACCOUNTS OF EXTRAORDINARY, UNEXPECTED, PERCEPTION-CHANGING, POSITIVE EXPERIENCES WITH SPECIFIC MEMBERS OF THE WILD COMMUNITY OF NATURE
Native West Press seeks poetry, short creative nonfiction, and essays (under 1,000 words) for a collection of direct, unexpected experiences with wild creatures (yes, including insects, arachnids, fish, etc.) who had the effect of restoring or enhancing the writers' sense of psychological well-being. The editors are particularly interested in reading unique accounts of an authentic, personal encounter with a wild animal who created a positive effect on the writer’s mental (and physical) health, such as restoring the author’s faith and joy, evoking respect for the unexplainable, helping the author heal from illness or trauma, reducing stress, and/or moving the author to a state of enhanced sense of connection to the living, natural world.
What We Are Not Seeking: Please note that we are NOT seeking general abstractions, such as “being out in beautiful nature,” or anything to do with domestic animals or pets, such as dogs.
What We Are Seeking: We ARE looking for unanticipated, special, profound occurrences in which the creature was not intimately known to the author prior to the experience.
Deadline: August 10
For more information, click here.