Essay & Narrative Submission Policy

The essay and narrative section of The Trumpeter invites works of both fiction (short stories) and nonfiction (personal essays, narrative or hybrid nonfictions) that enact, embody and/or reflect on human relations to the natural world. We are especially interested in works whose form is integral to and develops their ecosophical content; in works that demonstrate innovative, narrative engagements with ecological science, philosophy, and natural history; and in works that engage respectfully with non-Eurocentric traditions of ecological knowledge.

Submissions to this section should normally be between 3,000 and 5,000 words but shorter works may also be considered (e.g., a series of flash fictions or nonfictions). We encourage, except where absolutely necessary, minimal use of notes and citations. Full requirements for manuscript formatting and layout can be found here:

Submissions to this section are not peer-reviewed and do not require abstracts. The section editors will evaluate works in terms of the quality of both form and content. Authors should expect to revise in response to editorial advice before final acceptance. Authors must notify the section editors if the submission is accepted for publication elsewhere and withdraw it.