Writing on Nature, Landscape & Place

This page lists journals and other publications that feature writing on nature, landscape, place and ecology, many of which are open to pitches and submissions. Just click on each title to go to their website. If you are aware of others I could include, please contact me.

Archipelago

ARCHIPELAGO is a literary magazine…preoccupations with landscape, with documentary and remembrance, with wilderness and wet, with natural and cultural histories, with language and languages, with the littoral and vestigial, the geological, and topographical, with climates, in terms of both meteorology, ecology and environment; and all these things as metaphor… Its concerns with the state of the planet could not be more of the hour.

Caught by the River

Conceived as an online meeting place for pursuits of a distinctly non-digital variety — walking, fishing, looking, thinking, birdsong and beer, adventure and poetry; life’s small pleasures, in all their many flavours — it was, and still is, about stepping out of daily routines to re-engage with nature. Finding new rhythms. Being.

Dark Mountain

Together, we are walking away from the stories that our societies like to tell themselves, the stories that prevent us seeing clearly the extent of the ecological, social and cultural unravelling that is now underway. We are making art that doesn’t take the centrality of humans for granted. We are tracing the deep cultural roots of the mess the world is in. And we are looking for other stories, ones that can help us make sense of a time of disruption and uncertainty.

Earthlines

Professionally produced, Earthlines magazine’s founders don’t like the term “nature writing”. They explain that trying to generalize and label things isn’t going to do any good to anyone. Defining that their magazine is much more than a simple nature catalog, they produce it with the intention of delving deep into the relationship between humans and nature, and the ecocide that results from it.

Elementum

An independent literary journal with a focus on nature writing and visual storytelling. We commission work from both established and emerging writers and artists, actively seeking out voices that speak from differing perspectives and that offer the reader new insights. Bringing together the scientist’s findings and the artist’s response, the ecologist’s observation and the writer’s reflection, we ask questions as well as seek to answer them, retaining a sense of wonder at the unseen and unknowable. By exploring our connection to nature through stories of transformation and startling imagery, we hope we will better understand our place, our responsibilities and the possibilities open to us.

Elsewhere Journal

Elsewhere is a print and online journal dedicated to writing and visual art that explores the idea of place in all its forms, whether city neighbourhoods or island communities, heartlands or borderlands, the world we see before us or landscapes of the imagination.

Emergence Magazine

It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are regenerative spaces of creation and renewal. As we experience a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we share stories that explore the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.

Inkcap Journal

Inkcap Journal is a publication about nature and conservation in Britain. We publish longform journalism about the natural world, in the form of a twice-weekly newsletter. Subscribers receive an original article on Wednesday and an in-depth digest of the week’s environmental news on Friday.

Landlines Blog

The Land Lines Blog began in 2017 as part of the Land Lines: British Nature Writing research project funded by the AHRC, which ran from 2017–2019. Since then, due to its popularity, the blog has continued independently… we are proud to share pieces kindly submitted by our interested readers: including academics, scientists, naturalists, photographers, and others who enjoy reading and writing about the natural world, and their connections with it.

New Nature Magazine

New Nature is the only natural history magazine written by young people with a passion for the natural world. Released online for free every month, articles include a broad range of topics: from countryside issues and related opinion to more traditional nature writing. Articles from contributors under the age of thirty are accepted.

Orion Magazine

“It is Orion’s fundamental conviction that humans are morally responsible for the world in which we live, and that the individual comes to sense this responsibility as he or she develops a personal bond with nature.”

Panorama

Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel is a British literary journal, with a modern focus on travel literature, art, and photography.

Reforesting Scotland

If you’re looking for a lively magazine covering a wide range of issues around sustainability and forest culture, the Reforesting Scotland journal is for you. Published twice a year, in full colour, for 20 years it has ranked among the UK’s best ecological publications.

Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine

Resurgence & Ecologist offers positive perspectives on a range of engaging topics covering ecology, social justice, philosophy, spirituality, sustainable development and the arts – an eclectic mix that cannot be found anywhere else.

Scottish Mountaineer

The voice of Scotland’s mountain walkers and climbers, Scottish Mountaineer is a quarterly, full colour magazine, exclusive to Mountaineering Scotland members, containing news, views, comment and features on our work and play.

Sidetracked

Sidetracked has always been rooted in inspirational journeys. We were born from the passion of wanting to tell the stories of those who put themselves out there, setting aside fear and doubt in order to experience the breathtaking, the awe-inspiring and the magical.

Spelt Magazine

Spelt Magazine is on a mission to celebrate and validate the rural experience. With four seasonal print issues per year, we aim to provide a platform for rural writers and to those creatives exploring nature, landscape, the interconnected nature of creative writing and the natural world and the liminality of natural areas within the urban landscape.

Terrain

Terrain.org is an independent magazine founded in 1997 that focuses on place. Searching for the interface—the integration—among the built and natural environments that might be called the soul of place.

The Clearing

The Clearing is an online journal offering a space for writers and artists to explore the landscapes we live in, run by Little Toller, an independent publisher particularly attuned to writers and artists who seek inventive ways to reconnect us with the natural world.

The Great Outdoors Magazine

The Great Outdoors is the UK’s original hiking magazine. Through compelling writing, beautifully illustrated stories and eye-catching content, across a range of platforms, we seek to convey the joy of adventure, the thrill of mountainous and wild environments, and the wonder of the natural world.

The Guardian Country Diary

Daily despatches on the countryside and nature from the oldest newspaper column in the world.

The Island Review

“We bring together great writing and visual arts from islands all over the world, and provide a second home for islanders and island lovers everywhere.”

UKHillwalking

Our aim is to bring our readers both the best of hillwalking, climbing and mountaineering from around the World and the best experience that Web technology can provide. We will give you the most up-to-date and most comprehensive information and news that we can, about everything to do with hillwalking, climbing and mountaineering from around the World.

WalkHighlands

Discover the real Scotland, one step at a time.

Wild Women Press

Connecting wild women from around the world, sharing thoughts, ideas, and insights about the things that matter most to them…creating a better world, thread by thread and word by word.

Willowherb Review

“The Willowherb Review aims to provide a digital platform to celebrate and bolster nature writing by emerging and established writers of colour. We publish each of our issues online and entirely for free. We pay writers, illustrators, and editorial assistants.” Created by author and environmental historian Jessica J. Lee.