Guidelines

We are accepting submissions for our 2017 issue between now and July 1st, 2017.

Please feel free to submit material relating to:

  • Bioregionalism: the bioregional movement, bioregional news, philosophy, theory, and practice.
  • Currents: News, art, and reflections on contemporary  culture, appropriate technology and bioregional practices as well as on the ecological health and related issues.
  • Deep Time: History, herstory, genealogy, and other ways of looking at the prairie bioregion over time.
  • Sense of Place: Your experiences connecting to the living earth and sky, via  recordings, written stories, illustrations, photographs, etc. that evoke sense of place
  • Sources and Resources: Links to important sources to consider, including appropriate technologies, climate and ecology, ecological arts and discoveries.
  • Bundles: Each issue features a special bundle on a specific topic, featuring writing, art, science, and other aspects of this topic. Our 2016 topic is “Sandhill Crane Migration.”

For an idea of what we publish, check out our last issue of Konza, published in 2005.

We welcome:

  • Creative writing, including poetry, stories (limit of 2000 words), drama, spoken word, songs, performances of original work, and mixed-genre writing. Must be submitted as a doc although in the case of poetry, we encourage you to also send the poetry as a pdf so we can see the exact layout).
  • Critical writing and articles, such as research-based essays, journalistic writing, literary journalism and other such form. Must be submitted as a doc.
  • Videos you’ve already uploaded to Vimeo, Youtube or another reputable host site.
  • Audio recordings and/or podcasts already uploaded to Soundcloud or another reputable host site.
  • Photographs in jpeg files.
  • Drawings, paintings, and other fine arts photographed and shared in jpeg files.
  • Activities and writing for and/or by children.
  • Links for our resources list.

Other things to know: for the July 1st deadline issue, you’ll likely hear from us about your submission by August 1. Konza is a labor of love working outside the monetary system — we produce it and distribute it for free, and contributors don’t get paid. Previously-published material is acceptable to submit if you own the rights to the material.

Please note that we will not consider any material hateful in nature or that doesn’t relate in any way to bioregionalism and/or the prairies.

Go here for the the submission link.

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