Submissions are now  open for the February 2017 issue of Plumwood Mountain journal, guest edited by Harriet Tarlo, who writes:

I invite poets from all over the world to contribute to the next issue of Plumwood Mountain, to consider in particular how our poetry might cross all boundaries: national, generic, spatial and disciplinary in its exploration of the ecopoetic. In particular how might we embrace the environmental/ecocritical emphasis on hybridities, entanglements, materialities and liminalities of the naturalcultural world (Haraway) in our own radical and playful manipulations of language and form.

Submissions close: 3 November 2016

Harriet Tarlo is Reader in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, editor of The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry and HOW2‘s Ecopoetics Feature. Her most recent poetry collection is Field.

Submissions Guidelines

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, but include email contact details and a brief (50 word) bio in the body of an email.

General scholarly essays can be sent any time unless otherwise noted

Plumwood Mountain also considers submissions of scholarly essays and book reviews, creative prose and photo essays.

Scholarly essays should be 3000 – 5000 words in length

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

All  articles, reviews and essays 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

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, but as funding becomes available we plan to give paying poetry contributors priority.

Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics

ISSN 2203-4404

17 replies

  1. Can the poems be previously published

    • Thank you for the question, Susan. No, the poems need to be unpublished. In addition, we would prefer they not concurrently be under consideration by any other publisher or prize. If they are accepted elsewhere they must be withdrawn from consideration with Plumwood Mountain.

    • I’m not sure but I wanna send some too.

  2. Hi there Anne, how are you going? Is a poem worked on an online workshop considered published?

    • Hi Rhonda,
      Nice to hear from you. We will accept submissions of poems worked on in an online workshop. We may decide later to limit this to workshops that are not open access but require a member login.
      Best wishes,

  3. Thank you Anne

  4. Oh, dear. I missed the deadline!

    When will the next submission period be, please?

    Thank you.

    • Hello Lorraine, Submissions for the February 2015 issue will open in September 2014. A further notice will go up when submissions are open.
      Martin Harrison will be guest editor for February 2015. Regards, Anne

  5. I think the restriction on published poems is just plain wrong. You catch more flies with honey !

  6. Dear Anne, i have a poem about the thylacine, but not specific for Martin. Can i submit it now, or should i wait for the next round of submissions? Also i write on children’s literature, and have written on children’s responses to picture books on sustainablilty etc. Would a short article (say 3000) on this subject, be suitable for Plumwood?

    • Dear Virginia,

      Submissions for this issues do not have to be specific to Martin in the sense that they do not need to engage directly with his work or be dedicated to him, but they do need to be related to the kinds of writing or aesthetics that guided his work. So, I am afraid I am leaving it up to you to decide the extent to which your poem does this.
      An article on the ecopoetics of relevant children’s literature would be suitable for the journal, possibly for a later issue unless it engages Martin’s work particularly. All articles are anonymously peer reviewed and decision to publish is based on the reviewers’ reports and recommendations.
      Kind regards,

  7. hi anne,just wondering when the notifications for the martin harrison issue will be.cheers!

  8. When can I submit my poems for the next issue after feb, 2017?


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