2021 Siskiyou Prize now open for submissions

Submissions are open for the sixth Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, judged this year by Deb Olin Unferth and sponsored by Ashland Creek Press and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. The 2021 Siskiyou Prize is open to published books and unpublished book-length manuscripts in fiction and nonfiction, including novels, memoirs, and short …

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Dear Humans: On being a voice for animals

Writing for Animals editor John Yunker recently transcribed a letter from an American deer (who could, in fact, be someone who lives in your own neighborhood — or perhaps you live among bears or elk or other wildlife). The letter, recently published in High Country News, highlights the issues surrounding human-wildlife interaction, especially in this …

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Join the ASLE Virtual Conference: Emergence/y

ASLE (The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) is holding its conference online from July 26 to August 6. Keynote presentations include: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, poet and author of World of Wonders Brionté McCorkle, Executive Director of Georgia Conservation Voters Anthropologist and geographer Zoe Todd and sound artist AM Kanngieser, collaborating on “Environmental Kin Studies” A conversation between …

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An interview with Catherine Kelaher, author of SAVING ANIMALS

Q: What inspired you to write this book, and how long did it take you to write it?  A: I had published my fictional book, Amanda the Teen Activist, in 2006 and began to sell it at markets around Sydney. Whilst the book was well received, people would often say, “Will this tell me how to be an …

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