The Hopper

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The Hopper

Since we opened our doors in 2015, we've had a steady increase of submissions. We are closing our submissions for a summer reading period to make up for this increase and give our volunteer staff time to read and respond to work that's in the queue. We will reopen for submissions on September 1, 2018. 


The Hopper is a lively environmental literary magazine from Green Writers Press. On our site you will find interviews, stories, essays, poetry, and art. These forms are paths towards an invigorated understanding of nature's place in human life and part of a new phase in nature writing that seeks to include a modern consciousness in narratives of place.

We publish nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art on our website each month. The departments—Room For Craft and Heirlooms—are updated on a rolling basis. We also review submissions for our annual print issue, usually during the winter months.

If you haven't already, please visit the website of The Hopper and Green Writers Press, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @hopper_mag, and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

We're interested in work that:

Offers new and different articulations of the human experience in nature. Specifically, nature writing that is psychologically honest about the environmental crisis and the impacts of mechanical modernity.
Explores place as both the cultural and physical landscapes of an author’s region.
Uses language to gain new insights into the natural world.
Uses the natural world to gain new insights into language.
Questions the division between nature and culture, wilderness and civilization.
Interrupts the purely human narrative with non-human actors and speakers.
Includes digital consciousness in the experience of the physical world.
Investigates environmental injustice and how race, place, and space are all subject to policing.
Interrogates and/or repurposes cliches for the needs of today.
Elevates voices that were previously not often heard from in this sub-genre.
Seeks to question instead of proclaim.
Is well written and deeply considered as well as feisty and brisk on occasion.

We ask for first digital and print rights, as well as the option to publish the piece in our annual print edition. We also ask for archival rights.



The Hopper