Submissions are currently closed and will reopen in late September for vol 7 no 1 on plant poetics to be guest edited by John Ryan. Please check back toward the end of September when the call for submissions will be posted here.

Submissions Guidelines (please follow these closely)

In one email, send up to 3 poems in Times New Roman 12pt font, 1.5 spacing with each poem as a separate attachment. Each poem should be no longer than 50 lines or 2 pages (where your poem is in a form such that line length is not relevant). 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.) to: .

Submissions are read anonymously. 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 your email. Also include your postcode if you are resident in Australia. This will not be published.

Plumwood Mountain also publishes book reviews and photo essays.

Book reviews should be 800 – 1000 words in length unless otherwise agreed. We do not accept unsolicited book reviews. See our Notes for Reviewers, also the list of available books. To read previous reviews visit the Book Reviews page. If you would like to review one of the books listed or would like to suggest a book to review, please contact the managing editor 

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.

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


Australian-based poets whose work is selected for the August 2019 issue of Plumwood Mountain journal, from this general call for submissions, will be paid a minimum of $50 per poem.

We are grateful for the support of Copyright Agency Cultural Fund that enabled payment of Australian-based poets for the August 2018 and February 2019 issues of the journal. This funding has also enabled poetry editors in addition to commission a small number of poems for the February and August 2019 issues.

Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics

ISSN 2203-4404

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