Claw & Blossom 54

About

We publish work that is touched by nature. We are looking for compelling arcs and resonant moments involving characters or narrators who, though they may wrestle with life’s impossible problems, nonetheless seek ways to thrive. We are fond of attention to craft–tight language and evocative, concrete imagery–and we prefer narrative movement to portraits or odes. We favor work that explores complex questions rather than seeking easy answers. We like depth, we dig layers. Your work MUST also contain elements of the natural world. The natural world need not be the main focus, but it should have a distinct and relevant narrative presence.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2019

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 25 November 2019 (13.2 days from now). 1
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment (Nature, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Rings25 Nov 20198
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 25 November 2019 (13.2 days from now). 0
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment (Nature, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Rings25 Nov 20192
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 1,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 25 November 2019 (13.2 days from now). 2
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms. Excluding: Formal verse.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment (Nature, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Rings25 Nov 20193
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2019
Last Checked: 30 Oct 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 14 Oct 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 16 Apr 2019

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