Wilderness Interface Zone is issuing a call for nature-themed prose: creative nonfiction or environmental nonfiction, eco-criticism, interviews, hybrid literary forms, and short fiction, including novel excepts, that reflect on your relationship to the natural world, wherever you engage it.
Weâ€™re especially interested in writing that demonstrates the need for and effects of what I call â€œgreen languageâ€â€“rhetorical prowess that taps into the fertile realm of languageâ€™s most vital energies. One of WIZâ€™s foremost goals is to advocate for better behavior in the teeming yet at-risk environment of human language.
AND poets, please continue sending your poetry. WIZ loves poetry!
ALSO, in the past,WIZ has launched its Spring Poetry Runoff, an annual, themed poetry competition celebrating springâ€™s highly anticipated arrival. This year, Jonathon and I have chosen not to run the Runoff. Weâ€™ll bring it back in 2014 in new and improved form. But we will host an informal spring fling featuring poetry and prose that revels in the arrival of warmer and brighter days, the annual emergence of life, and onset of spring migrations that change lifeâ€™s scenery.
Spring arrives early on March 20. Feel free to add a streamer to WIZâ€™s literary maypole. Even if your poem, essay, short story or novel excerpt merely mentions spring and nature, please consider submitting it to the festivities.