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Science & Nature Themed Submissions

We are now accepting Haiku, Tanka, Science, and Nature Poetry submissions to our site. It seems there’s a shortage of websites, and literary journals for that matter, that accept and encourage these types of poetry, which saddens us deeply.

We’re also on the lookout for any similarly themed art. This includes photography, drawings, recordings, and anything else in-between. So if you have material that doesn’t quite ‘fit’ into a category, that’s OK.

Articles and essays related to nature, wildlife, or science are welcome too.

Unfortunately, we cannot pay you anything at present, and we do not guarantee publication. However, we will consider all submissions carefully.

Traditional (5-7-5 Haiku, 5-7-5-7-7 Tanka) and free-form styles are both fine. We try to keep an open mind.

What we want:

  1. Any Haiku, Tanka, or other form of micro-poetry.
  2. Any length Nature/Environmental themed poetry.
  3. Any Science or Technology themed poetry.
  4. Art, video, or photographs.
  5. Articles and essays about any aspect of nature, science, or the environment.

 

As the author, you keep all rights to your work, and can request its removal at anytime. We reserve the right to promote it via social media, email etc.

So, if you have any Haiku sitting around without a home…

Send them to: save.the.tierra@gmail.com

  1. Paste poem(s) or other written material in the body of the email, along with the name you wish it credited to. Send images as attachments.
  2. Please include ‘Submission’ in the subject line.
  3. Expect an ‘accepted’ or ‘declined’ email within about a month.

You can direct any questions to the same address.

Kate Alsbury | Editor

@land_alliance

Haiku By Su Wai Hlaing



walking alone
through the silence 
of the yellow



Su Wai Hlaing is a nurse and has been working in Singapore. She was born and brought up in Burma. She was interested in poetry since she was young and enjoyed reading and reciting them to her family and her brother. She was introduced to Haiku by Roger Watson in 2017 and started writing them since then. suwaihlainghaiku.blogspot.com

Autumn Poem By Su Wai Hlaing

Petr Kratochvil 


the fall 
turning into yellow 
silent sacrifices



Su Wai Hlaing is a nurse and has been working in Singapore. She was born and brought up in Burma. She was interested in poetry since she was young and enjoyed reading and reciting them to her family and her brother. She was introduced to Haiku by Roger Watson in 2017 and started writing them since then. suwaihlainghaiku.blogspot.com

Photo Credit: Petr Kratochvil 

Autumn Haiku By Nicholas Klacsanzky

Carus



giving an eye
      to the scarecrow . . .
  a mallow skipper 



Nicholas Klacsanzky is an editor and writer who writes poetry whenever he can. He is the founder of Haiku Commentary—a blog dedicated to the analysis of haiku and related forms of poetry. He has been published widely, is an award-winning poet, and has had several books published that feature his work.

‘New England November’ By Elaine Reardon


“A small beaten gold boat complete with oars & oarlocks was found in a lake in Ireland, part of a tribute to Manannán mac Lir. It resides in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.”  — Elaine Reardon

New England November

Tail end of autumn
the in-between time
bare maples branches
dry leaves scuttle


A young bear pushes his nose
into heaped up leaves
poking through for acorns
coyotes howl late afternoon


Once twilight falls
barred owls call right up
until bed time
The land reads brown and grey


Scattered red berries
puckered purple grapes.
Winter hasn’t emerged yet
although she’s expected


Garden plots are cleared
in anticipation of her arrival
like the tide line between sand and sea
November separates seasons


Of life pushing out of seed and egg
then returning to ground
November waits for those last geese to fly
holds her cards close to her chest


Listen to the water ripple against the shore
and honor Manannán mac Lir
I have not beaten gold into form
but I place an offering in the water




“Heaven and earth are trapped in visible form: all things emerged from within the writing brush.” — Lu Chi

Elaine is a poet, herbalist, educator, and member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Her chapbook from Flutter Press, The Heart is a Nursery For Hope, won first honors.Recently Elaine’s poetry has been published by Crossways Journal, UCLA journal, Automatic Pilot, Nicht.com ,  MA Poet of the Moment. She has a website at elainereardon.wordpress.com, and lives deep in the Massachusetts forest. Find her on Twitter @elainereardon33

Autumn Poem By Elaine Wilburt

James DeMers



nubby cap snug
perfect, plump acorn
buried treasure



Elaine Wilburt’s poems have appeared in Thema, New Thought Journal, and the City Paper (Baltimore) among others; devotionals, in The Word in Season. Forthcoming poetry will appear in Better than Starbucks. She earned her BA in French and English from Middlebury College. She lives in Maryland with her best friend and their five children.

‘Traces of Green’ By Akka Ballenger Constantin

Traces of Green.jpg

For more about Akka visit planetakka.blogspot.com. Find her on Twitter @PlanetAkka and Instagram @drommeren. Check out her new projects ahatofmanydreams.blogspot.com & songsfrommygrasslands.blogspot.com.

Autumn Poem By Isabel Caves

summer-campfire

Amber Oliver

 

campfire—
the autumn leaves
losing light

 

Isabel Caves is a poet and fiction writer living in Auckland, New Zealand. In addition to haiku poetry she also enjoys writing fantasy, science fiction and horror. For more, visit her on Twitter @isabel_caves and check out isabelcaves.wordpress.com