Originally posted by Oregon Humanities – read the full Call for Submissions details on their website.
Posts for “Outside”
For the summer 2020 issue of Oregon Humanities, we’re looking for short essays on the theme “Outside.” Explore the meaning of being outside, the creation of the idea of the outdoors, and who has been invited into and excluded from these spaces. Share a story of people interacting with a natural environment—what are the possibilities and the harms? Tell us about the history of preservation, land reclamation, adventuring and exploring, and the myth of untouched wilderness. We want to hear about climate justice, about land, fire, and water—their meaning and effect. What does the future of our relationship with the outdoors look like?
We’re also interested in broader takes on the theme—stories centered around making a choice to be or being situated outside of a physical or social system. Tell us about racial exclusion, coming out, and more.
Send your submission (400 words maximum) by Monday, June 15, 2020. Authors of posts that are selected for publication will receive a $25 gift card as well as complimentary copies of the issue. Please note that at this time, we only accept work by writers who reside in Oregon.
Cover Art for “Outside”
If you’re an artist and have work that we might consider for the summer 2020 issue, “Outside,” we’d love to know about it. Please familiarize yourself with our publication (back issues viewable at the links to the left), then send us the following by June 15, 2020:
- A high-resolution digital image (300 dpi at 8″ x 10″; scans or photographs, JPEG or TIFF)
- Your name, title of the work, the type of media, as well as contact information (email and phone number)
- Description of the relationship of the image to the theme
Please consider the constraints of a magazine cover (e.g., vertical orientation, nameplate, and cover lines). We are most interested in works by Oregon-based artists.