Plants & Poetry 



an online nature inspired literary journal publishing poetry, prose, & art by writers and artists.

Are you a writer or an artist? Here in this Journal, we explore our experiences as active, moving parts of this ecosystem from what we write, what we create, and what we share among one another. Each contributor has their own page where one can receive support directly from readers.  

you submit, we plant 

Plants & Poetry offers poetry & plant education to reconnect with the soil and ourselves. Each plant we share is accompanied with a poem that teaches one how to take care of the plant. Every submission we receive for the Journal, we plant a tree or type of vegetation in and around our neighborhoods.

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Wildlife of the Underworld

calling all poets, water protectors, wildlife writers - for poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, mixed media.

Wildlife of the Underworld Theme: Wildlife of the Underworld is a collection of poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and mixed media exploring aquatic plants and all their comrades. We will orbit through flowing rivers, float on the highest waves, and ride the tides of each water ecosystem. We will explore our deepest imaginations, fears, and ultimate realities.

“What Am I? Ecology of water and dreams.”

-Jai Hamid Bashir, Poet

Submission Guidelines: Poems, Prose, Creative Nonfiction, & Mixed media. Please do not submit more than 5 pieces. Do not submit any works that have been published before. Must be original work. All works must be inclusive, anti-racist, anti-sexist, and non-discriminatory.

Submissions open until December 06 2021

Publication: Online publication will be posted on January 06 2022.

We are accepting work until December 06 2021. If you are unable to pay the fee, please email us at plantsandpoetry.journal@gmail.com for an alternative submission process. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Take care,

Plants & Poetry Journal

for every submission, plants & poetry team will plant a tree or other vegetation in the oasis food forest in bella vista, ar.

my core rises: mycorrhizal collection: consists of poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and mixed media exploring fungi.

“Fungi make worlds. They also unmake them. There are lots of ways to catch them in the act. When you cook mushroom soup, or just eat it. When you go out gathering mushrooms, or buy them. When you ferment alcohol, plant a plant, or just bury your hands in the soil; and whether you let a fungus into your mind, or marvel at the way that it might enter the mind of another. Whether you’re cured by a fungus, or watch it cure someone else; whether you build your home from fungi, or start growing mushrooms in your home, fungi will catch you in the act.
If you’re alive, they already have.”
Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

Submission Guidelines: Poems, Prose, Creative Nonfiction, & Mixed media. Please do not submit more than 5 pieces. Do not submit any works that have been published before. Must be original work. All works must be inclusive, anti-racist, anti-sexist, and non-discriminatory.

Submissions open until February 06 2022

Publication: Online publication will be posted on March 06 2022. Print copies will be available in March 2022.

We are accepting work until February 06 2022. If you are unable to pay the fee, please email us at plantsandpoetry.journal@gmail.com for an alternative submission process. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Theme: Humans have been tending to the land for thousands of years. It is apart of who we are. When we  stray away from this, we begin to feel it in every part of our being. From our head to our toes. We will explore agroforestry through poetry. Starting from a word to a story. Before we created workshops, journals, organizations, we started with a word. An idea. A seed. We watered it and it eventually became a garden. A community. We will explore how when we tend to the land around us, our plants, our houses, our relationships, we water our lives in ways we may not realize. Sometimes over or under watering. Sometimes too much sun. Or perhaps not enough. This workshop will allow us to explore our own emotions and carry our story on paper. Together. 

Duration: 45 minutes - Workshop is recorded, so attendees can watch this workshop at one's convenience.

Publication: Works crafted during this workshop will be considered for publication in the Plants & Poetry journal

Instructors: This workshop is facilitated by Jamie Nix and Leslie Walker.  Jamie is a writer, community weaver, and researcher of agroforestry practices. Leslie is a holistic health and wellness teacher, writer, and artist. Leslie is also stewards at The Oasis Food Forest where the Journal commits to planting a tree or seed for every submission received.

Price: $25.00

For any questions, please email us at plantsandpoetry.journal@gmail.com.

plants & poetry journal is an online nature inspired literary journal publishing poetry, prose, & art by you. for every submission, plants & poetry team will plant a tree or other vegetation in our food forest in bella vista, ar.

 

Plants & Poetry Journal

 an online nature inspired literary journal publishing poetry, prose, & art by writers and artists. 

We welcome your submission.

  • Plants & Poetry houses work of writers, artists, and photographers inspired by the world around us. We explore our experiences as active, moving parts of this ecosystem from what we write, what we create, and what we share among one another 
  • All writers & artists retain full rights to their work. If your work is accepted for the contest, Plants & Poetry House will publish your FULL chapbook and will showcase  for one of our monthly issues. 

Thanks for being part of this incredible community.

  • We plant a tree or seed for every submission to the Journal by our team at Plants & Poetry House
  •  Plants & Poetry offers poetry & plant education to reconnect with the soil and ourselves. Our team also hosts a variety of workshops regarding literature, language, and agroforestry. 
Plants & Poetry Journal is a not-for-profit project of the Plants & Poetry House.

At Plants & Poetry Journal, our editors provide in-depth review for manuscripts in 30 days or less. Our goal is to encourage your work and enhance your piece as potential candidate for further publications. This includes critical analysis, organization, and creative technique.

Submission Guidelines

  • Limit 100 pages or less.
  • Must be a Microsoft Word document.
  • Languages available: English or Arabic (short phrases in other languages allowed).

Are you working on a nature inspired publication? Chapbook? Single poem, prose, or monologue? Perhaps a short film?

Would you like editorial advice from our team for a small fee? We are accepting submissions for a price of $20. You will receive one page review detailing our feedback with a possibility of publication in our monthly issue. To find out more about us, you can explore the Plants & Poetry Journal.

Submit your work and receive feed back in 48 hours unless advised otherwise. Languages: English and Arabic accepted. We are excited to review your work and craft with you as you share 

Take care,

The Editors at Plants & Poetry House

Plants & Poetry Journal