The Fourth River Themed Issue Call for Submissions
The Fourth River Special Themed Issue on Women and Nature Opens for
Submissions on May 15!
In honor of the 35th year since the publication of Susan Griffin's
eco-feminist classic Woman and Nature: the Roaring Inside Her, The
Fourth River announces a 2014 themed issue on Women and Nature. We are
looking for poetry and creative nonfiction, written by women, inspired
by the natural world or addressing environmental concerns. Although we
will accept lined poems and traditional essays, we are most interested
in seeing prose poetry or lyric essays.In the words of Adrienne Rich,
who reviewed Griffin's book, we are looking for any work that "demands
of us activity, not passivity; which enlarges our sense of female
presence in the world; . . . which uses language and sensual imagery to
impart a new vision of reality, from a woman-centered location; . . .
which expands our sense of the connections among us in the bonds of
history; . . . which drives us wild, that is, helps us break out from
tameness and repetition into new trajectories of our own." -- Adrienne
Rich, New Woman's Times Feminist Review.
Submission period is May 15-Dec 15.
Check the Fourth River website for more details on submissions. We
will also be accepting material for a general issue so please make sure
that you identify your submission as for the "Women and Nature" issue.
Dakota GarilliManaging Editor
The Fourth River