Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
History in its broadest aspect is a record of man's migrations from one environment to another. – Ellsworth Huntington Based out of Iowa State University, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment is an online journal publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short scripts, and visual art that explores the many complicated facets of the word environment – whether rural, urban, or suburban; whether built or wild – and all its social and political implications.  We accept submissions from September 1 to March 31 of each year, except for visual art, which we accept year-round. In addition to publishing issues on a rolling schedule, Flyway sponsors a yearly Sweet Corn Prize in Poetry and Fiction and a Notes from the Field Nonfiction Award.  We also welcome submissions from visual artists. We are interested in work that explores the intersection of human experience and the environment, broadly interpreted: work that focuses on ecology, science and the environmental imagination, certainly, but also work that focuses on place, on natural and built environments, and on the ways that people interact with their environments. We are looking for work that surprises, moves, haunts, or affects the reader in some significant way. We encourage and welcome submissions from diverse voices and under-represented populations, including -- but not limited to -- international authors, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities, and the elderly. Authors of all walks of life should feel encouraged to send us stories, poems, essays, and art celebrating the diverse characters and settings all around us.

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Iowa State University, MFA Program Creative Writing and Environment
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Debra Marquart
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Senior Editor
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Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
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Year round
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Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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