Nature Writing

a group of people who draw inspiration from and write using the natural world as foil, as metaphor, as place. Fiction or non-fiction, poetry, long form, short form.

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Latest Activity: Aug 15

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Seriously, A Comic Haiku Contest

Started by Alle C. Hall Feb 13. 0 Replies

 About Childhood's Nowhere-Near-Annual Frozen Fish Head Haiku Contest• No fee• Cash prize ($17).• No on-line self-promotion or vote drumming-upping. Keepin’ it classy.• Submit February 28st - March…Continue

Looking for a critique group- Round 2!

Started by Amanda K. Jaros. Last reply by Michelle Gluch Nov 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi all. My critique partner Monica Devine and I are looking for a third (maybe a fourth) partner to join us in some monthly online critiquing. In the past we submitted once a month and had to…Continue

good nature writing publishing and reading

Started by Amanda K. Jaros. Last reply by Carol Clouse Jul 29, 2013. 10 Replies

I'm just wondering where you all publish your nature writing?  And maybe more importantly, what nature writing are you reading?We can each search out all the venues, books, magazines, blogs, and…Continue

Fact Checking - When is enough, enough?

Started by Adrienne Ross Scanlan. Last reply by Amanda K. Jaros May 21, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello everyone,I'm in the process of finishing my manuscript for a book of essays on restoring nature in urban settings. In the past, I've done all my own fact checking prior to publishing…Continue

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Comment by Carol Clouse on July 11, 2014 at 1:14pm

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Women's true nature stories for WIN-Women in Nature book series, on... Food, Adventure, Children, Healing, and MORE!  For more info go to:

Women in Nature


Comment by Adrienne Ross Scanlan on July 11, 2014 at 12:12pm

Carol, the link to your anthology is broken. You'll need to trim off the extra http, most likely.

Good timing, by the way. I'm working on a summer issue of my newsletter and will include it.

Comment by Adrienne Ross Scanlan on May 21, 2014 at 2:29pm

The Blue Lyra Review is hosting The Living Earth Creative Nonfiction Prize, to be judged by Sharman Apt Russell, author of Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist and Diary of a Citizen Scientist.  Essays can be 5,000 words maximum and must be about nature. Prize is $100, and entry fees are $9 per entry ($15 includes purchase of the Blue Lyra Review’s 2014 anthology).


The contest is open for submissions May 1 – June 30. Full guidelines and submittable link are at:

Comment by Adrienne Ross Scanlan on March 3, 2014 at 5:14pm

"Encountering Starlings Again for the First Time" is live at the City Creatures blog. Please check it out:

Comment by Carol Clouse on February 1, 2014 at 5:40pm

Comment by Carol Clouse on February 1, 2014 at 5:39pm

Women in Nature series ... will continue with various books on specific topics.  Submit a story! and check out our page!

Comment by Carol Clouse on January 18, 2014 at 8:51am

Nature stories!  check out our launch at:

 Support WIN-Women in Nature! and ... submit your story!
Comment by Shannon Huffman Polson on December 5, 2013 at 12:27pm

Hi all- sorry for a very delinquent post but I just found out Orion is about to have a live teleconference with Rebecca Solnit and Robert Macfarlane (my two current favorite authors) on nature writing. It will be amazing- and afterward available on their podcasts if you miss it today (3 PM EST) Podcast link in itunes:

Comment by Adrienne Ross Scanlan on November 5, 2013 at 10:03pm
Blue Lyra Review's fall / winter issue went live yesterday. It's the first issue so far that has not had any nature-oriented pieces in it. So, I again invite the fine writers on this list to send their work. Our December / January and February issues are full for nonfiction, but our June and October issues are wide open (so far).

You can read our current issue at:
Comment by Mary Mageau on September 29, 2013 at 5:25pm

Hello Lynn Jarrett,

Welcome to Nature Writing. It is a pleasure to meet you through the pages of this group. Send us a comment and let us know about yourself and your interests.

Regards from Mary 


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