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A biannual magazine that seeks to reimagine place. Published by UNC Wilmington's Department of Creative Writing. AWP Small Press Publisher Award winner | ASME Award for Fiction Finalist.


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  • Response time:
    6-9 months*
    Editor reported data
    183 days*
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Paysfrom $100

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    two copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 10000 words max

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: from $200

We like to see fiction that is deeply rooted in place, and/or that engages similarly with ecology, natural history, climate crisis, et al.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: from $200

Nonfiction - 10000 words max

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: from $200

We appreciate a wide range of essays, and are especially interested in nonfiction that engages deeply, but not overly seriously, with the sciences—ecology, natural history, and other fields, in both Western and non-Western contexts.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 1000

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: from $200


Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: from $100

3-5 poems. We are especially interested in poetry that engages with the social and natural sciences and/or considers place, ecology, identity, and climate crisis, as well as poetry that uses form, meter, and/or other poetic constraints in innovative and expansive ways. Work in the French repeating forms (rondeaux, ballades, rondelets, and the like) as well as in newer forms (golden shovels, fibs, etc.) is especially encouraged, as is work that employs meters other than iambic.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a brief cover letter with your submission. For online submissions, this should be included in the cover letter field, not part of the file with the work. In your letter, please include: The title(s) of the piece(s) you are sending, A word count (for prose), Your contact information, A brief bio, if you like, and Notice, if applicable, of simultaneous submission. We strive to maintain a balance between work from writers new to the magazine and those whose work we have loved and published in the past. If you’re a past contributor to Ecotone, please mention it in your cover letter, and check the appropriate box if sending via Submittable. Please wait two years (four issues) after publication before sending new work. If you’ve never before published any work in the genre in which you're submitting, please let us know that as well.

  • Eligibility

    LGBTQ+ creatorsAll marginalized creatorsWomen and other marginalized gendersCreators w/ disabilities

  • Formatting

    Prose Formatting · Include a word count on the first page, and page numbers on each page. · Prose submissions should be double spaced and typed in a standard 12-point font (e.g. Times New Roman). · For print submissions, please print single-sided. · Do not include your name, or other identifying information, in the file name or the file itself. Poetry Formatting · For online submissions, include all poems in a single document. · For print submissions, please print single-sided. · Poems should be single spaced and typed in a standard 12-point font (e.g. Times New Roman). · Do not include your name, or other identifying information, in the filename or the file itself. · Note: We cannot print poetry that involves both justified alignment and specific line breaks, as such work will not render consistently across different formats. If you wish to send work that involves either of these, please choose one or the other.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    Fee: $3 for general submissions via Submittable; free for BIPOC writers via Submittable (during early window); free for current subscribers via Submittable We are particularly interested in place-based work by people historically underrepresented in literary publishing and in place-based contexts: writers and artists who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, people with disabilities, gender-nonconforming, LGBTQIA+, women, and others. We welcome the work of emerging writers. Payment. Contributors receive an honorarium upon publication, two copies of the issue in which their work appears, and a one-year subscription beginning with the subsequent issue.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

183 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

30 days

Fastest response time

353 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 720 days

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12-month average acceptance rate

213 days

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Ecotone’s mission is to publish and promote the best place-based work being written today. Founded in 2005 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Waccamaw, Catawba, and Cape Fear People, the award-winning magazine features writing and art th...

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    Editor David Gessner avatar

    David Gessner


    Editor Emily Louise Smith avatar

    Emily Louise Smith


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    Anna Lena Phillips Bell


    Editor Ryan Bloom avatar

    Ryan Bloom

    Managing Editor

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    Maggie Boyd Hare

    Poetry Editor

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    Jess Tanner

    Fiction Co-Editor

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    Rebecca Hannigan

    Fiction Co-Editor

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    Emily Krauser

    Nonfiction Editor