During February, Wilderness Interface Zone is launching its traditional month-long celebration of love and the natural world, Love of Nature Nature of Love Month.
To that end, we’re issuing an open call for nature-themed, love-laced writing and visual arts: original poetry, essays, blocks of fiction, art, music (mp3s), videos or other media that address the subject of love while referencing nature, even if lightly. By the same token, we’re interested in nature writing raveled up with themes of love.
If you’ve written artsy Valentine wishes to someone beloved–or perhaps created a video Valentine or made a live reading of a sonnet or lyric poem that’s original to you–or if you’ve written a short essay avowing your love for people, critters, or spaces that make you feel alive, please consider sending it to WIZ. Click here for submissions guidelines.
We hope you’ll join our month-long celebration combining two of the most potent natural forces on the face of the planet: love and language.
February is a big month on AMV’s companion blog Wilderness Interface Zone. First, in honor of Valentine’s Day, all month long we’ll be soliciting poetry, essays, blocks of fiction, art, music (mp3s) or other media that address the subject of love while including references to nature. Also, we’re interested in works about nature that include references to love. That’s a wide gamut. Submissions may include original work or favorite works by others that have entered public domain. So if you have a sonnet you’ve written to someone important–even and perhaps especially your dog–please consider sending it to WIZ. For information on how to submit work to WIZ, click here.
Also, February 24th is WIZ’s birthday. We’ll be one year old. Yay! If you have ideas about how to celebrate this important milestone, please e-mail your suggestions or swing by and drop them into the comments.
Spring is definitely on the way. February is a good month to warm things up. If you have “Shall I compare thee to a summer day?” work you’d like to share, please consider submitting it to WIZ.