Poetry Submissions are currently closed for Plumwood Mountain journal

Submissions for the August 2018 issue will open in mid March 2018. Details of the guest editor and theme for that issue will be published then.

The Feb 2018 issue with guest poetry editor Michael Farrell is currently in preparation. Michael has made his selections for ‘Stick in a Thumb and Pull out a Plum: Poetry and Consumption‘ and all poets who submitted work during the submissions period have been notified of the outcome.


Submissions Guidelines (please follow these closely)

Send up to 3 poems in Times New Roman 12pt font, 1.5 spacing with each poem as a separate email attachment. Poems should not be previously published, but simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please let the managing editor know if your poem is accepted elsewhere. Poems should be submitted as .docx, .doc, or .rtf files (send visual poems as both .pdf and .jpg.) by email to: . Do not include your name or contact details on the poems themselves, and please delete personal information from your electronic file properties. Include email contact details and a brief (50 word) bio in the body of an email.

Plumwood Mountain also publishers book reviews and photo essays.

Books are currently available for review

Book reviews should be 1000 – 2000 words in length. See our Notes for Reviewers, also the list of available books. To read previous reviews visit the Book Reviews page.

Style for reviews: Times New Roman, left justified, 1.5 spacing, with endnotes, or author-date, and bibliography, following Chicago Manual of Style.

All reviews should be submitted as .docx, .doc, or .rtf files by email to:

For multimedia, photographic essays, sound recordings and visual art, please first discuss the submission process and formatting with the managing editor at

From December 2017 Plumwood Mountain is no longer considering unsolicited scholarly essays or creative prose. From time to time, there may be calls for such genres. Submissions already in process are still being considered.

Copyright of poems, artwork, articles and reviews remains with the contributor.


Funds are not currently available to pay contributors, as all work for the journal is voluntary and the journal works on a gift-economy on the understanding that ecopoetry is a return on a gift from and with the  wider ecos in which it takes shape. We wish we had funds to honour the labour of contributors and editors in more conventional and daily life sustaining ways.

Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics

ISSN 2203-4404

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