Write and reconnect with nature through new magazine

LEWIS based publishers Two Ravens Press are calling for contributors as they embark upon a brand new magazine, due for release next year.

‘Earthlines’ is to be dedicated to high quality writing which explores the relationship between people and the natural world, encouraging reconnection.

Specialising in challenging and innovative ‘eco-literature’, fiction, poetry and non-fiction, Two Ravens Press’ founders Sharon Blackie and David Knowles, are keen to see the formation of their new full-colour A4 magazine in print.

As Sharon said: “There’s nothing that quite fits this niche in the UK, though a few magazines happen to take writing of this kind.

“With the growing public interest in writing in this area, and the development of a few university courses focused on it, we hope that the magazine will not only showcase new writing, but will contribute to the development of the genre.”

With the first issue due to be available in May 2012, both in print (£4.99) and digital (£2.99) versions, the call is now out for budding writers to enter submissions.

Sharon detailed: “We are actively looking for contributions of essays, creative writing, feature articles and poetry from writers who are interested in working with us both to celebrate and to develop the field of writing about nature, place and the environment.

“We are also looking for artists and photographers who can supply is with high quality illustrative material, both in colour and black and white. And we’re interested in highlighting the work of storytellers and other professionals working in this area.”

With no outside financial assistance, payment for submissions to the first two issues of EarthLines, with the exception of lead articles, will be primarily in the for of free copies and a subscription whilst the new title gets established.

And following the success of the 2012 issues, it is then planned to make EarthLines a quarterly publication in future years.

Further information about the EarthLines publication, including submission details, can be found at www.earthlinesmagazine.wordpress.com. You can also follow the magazine’s creation and keep up to date with what’s happening on Facebook, search for EarthLines.

And to find out more about Two Ravens Press, visit www.tworavenspress.com