ISOTOPE A journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing . This journal is interested in lyric and short narrative essays, short stories, microfiction, prose poems, poetry, and artwork that engages in and meditates on the varied complex relationship among the human and non-human worlds, with a special interest in moving beyond merely laudatory descriptions of natural beauty and elegies on loss of the same. We are especially interested in work engaging fields, subjects and concerns that move beyond traditional nature writing including urban ecosystems, astronomy, physics, chaos theory, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, restoration ecology, earth sciences, cartography, sexuality, medicine and the body.
Submissions: from September 1 to November 30. Poetry submissions are limited to 1-5 poems, totaling not more than 10 pages. Submit no more than 20 pages of double-spaced prose (fiction or nonfiction), in a standard font with 1-inch margins. For all submissions, include contact information, a bio and enclose a SASE for reply.
Response: varies with time, staff size and budget. Manuscripts will not be returned; those not accepted will be recycled. Simultaneous submissions are okay, so long as they are identified as such and notification is made immediately if work is taken elsewhere.
Contact: Isotope, Department of English, Utah State University, 3200 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-3200 isotope.usu.edu