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Submissions

We are currently open for submissions for Issue 2 until 31st July 2019. Send us your submissions to stonecrop.review@gmail.com. But please read the guidelines before first! 

We’re seeking creative non-fiction, fiction, art, and photography that explores the ways in which human animals, non-human animals, and plants have created, adapted to, and thrived in cities. We are particularly keen to publish works that explore nature in cities that have not been as widely represented in the urban nature canon. So, whilst we’ll happily consider pieces about New York, Chicago, and London, we’ll be ecstatic to read your submissions from Sheffield, Calgary, Nairobi, and Chennai!

Roots/Routes

Issue 2 will contain a special segment exploring the theme ‘roots/routes’. We are accepting submissions on any topic related to urban nature, but we are especially keen to read/see submissions on the theme. These homophones might have different meanings on the surface, but just as roots provide a tree with nourishment, so routes through the city also provide nourishment: food, water, access to green spaces, and the freedom to wander. Show us the roots and/or routes in your city: whether the roots are underground or cracking through the concrete, whether your route takes you through the suburbs or the heart of the city: take us on a journey.  

Stonecrop Review accepts five types of submissions: Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Reader’s Corner, Artwork, Photography.

Creative Non-Fiction and Fiction

We’re looking for creative pieces that include your voice, so no nonfiction (e.g. scientific papers, biographies etc).

  • We welcome pieces of between 500 to 5000 words in length
  • Please submit word documents in 12 pt, Time New Roman, double spaced
  • Please use your name as the name of the file e.g. Leonard_Dubkin.doc
  • Include a short 50 word. third-person biography and a photo of yourself with your submission
  • Depending on the length of your piece we will accept up to 3 submissions per submission period, as long as the total word count does not exceed 5000 words
  • Email submission to: stonecrop.review@gmail.com

Reader’s Corner

Tell us about a book you’ve read that inspired or changed how you think about urban nature. We’re not looking for book reviews here, but personal essays. Tell us a bit about the book, then tell us how it impacted you. Was the location or time in your life that you read it significant? Did you read it in childhood and revisit it as an adult? Take us on your reading journey.

  • Maximum 1000 words
  • Please submit word documents in 12 pt, Time New Roman, double spaced
  • Please use your name as the name of the file e.g. Leonard_Dubkin.doc
  • Include a short 50 word. third-person biography and a photo of yourself with your submission
  • Only one submission per submission period please
  • Email submission to: stonecrop.review@gmail.com

Artwork and Photography

We welcome photography and visual artwork in any medium that explores or touches on urban ecologies. You can send us a single artwork or a series of up to 10 pieces. For photography, we accept photo essays only. Please include a word file with your submission, with the text to accompany the photos and indicate where each photo would appear in the text. We will consider a single photo if you think it would be suitable as a cover image, please let us know in your submission email.

  • Send low res files (20MB). If your submission is accepted, we will ask you to send higher resolution files.
  • No more than 10 files per submission.
  • Submit files in png, jpg or tiff format
  • Please use your name as the name of the file e.g. Leonard_Dubkin.jpeg. Number each consecutive file e.g. Leonard_Dubkin1.jpeg
  • Include a short 50 word. third-person biography and a photo of yourself with your submission.
  • Only one submission (of max 10 images) per submission period please.
  • Email submission to: stonecrop.review@gmail.com

Honorarium

We pay a $20 honorarium for each successful submission. We also endeavor to promote your work through our website and social media. We hope to form lasting partnerships with our writers and artists and hope that you will become a regular contributor.