We’re very excited to announce, for the forthcoming Reckoning 8, editors Knar Gavin and Waverly SM! Read on for their issue-specific submission call.
Reckoning is a journal of creative writing on environmental justice; we’re looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry and art.
For Reckoning 8, we want thinking, writing and art about … this. All of this, right now. We want to hear about active resistance to the patriarchofascist, corporate-captured extractive state. Show us what it means that in order to build Cop City*, a massive facility intended to train a new generation of lethal enforcers into an institution directly descended from slave patrols, the state of Georgia and its actors must first level a forest and label protestors “domestic terrorists” as a precursor to murdering them. Help us understand how strategies of repression and control all over the world concentrate agency in the hands of the few at the expense of all other life. We are looking for work in opposition to a broad, insidious fascism that treats water, trees, and bodies as exploitable, expendable resources rather than sacred, essential components of our global, infinitely interconnected and interdependent web of life.
As always, we’re seeking work from people of all genders or none, all sexualities or none, of all neurotypes, all levels of physical ability, from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, in all parts of the world. We’d love to add all languages to that, though we publish in English and are currently limited to reading submissions for potential translation in Spanish, French and Swedish.
Payment is 10 cents/word, $50/page of poetry, $50 minimum per piece of artwork. We don’t charge submission fees.
We’re always open to submissions. Deadline for Reckoning 8 is the solar equinox, September 22, 2023.
Read the full guidelines and submit!
Recommendations from Reckoning editors and staff
- Stop Cop City! Organizing Against an Expanding Police State – Cocktails and Capitalism Podcast
- It’s more than sex ed. For these young women, it’s a movement for equality. – Meera Subramanian in Upworthy
- The horrors behind the mining industry that powers your life – Russ Mitchell in the LA Times
- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People – Sitkans Against Family Violence