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Reckoning: creative writing on environmental justice

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An annual journal of creative writing on environmental justice.

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  • Response time:
    one to six months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

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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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 20000 words max

Max words: 20000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Experimental, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.1 per word

The fiction we publish is mostly, but not exclusively, speculative. We appreciate surreal and experimental pieces as well as strong plotting, but prefer writing that doesn’t lean too far into pulp.

Nonfiction - 20000 words max

Max words: 20000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , ,

Payment: $ 0.1 per word

The essays we publish tend to be more creative than journalistic; we like at least a bit of narrative with our information.


Min pieces: 3

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 50 per page

3-5 poems or 10 pages. Our interests in poetry tend towards the narrative, preferably with some thematic heft. We’re open to long poems, short poems, hybrid art/poetry, and all kinds of formalism.


Max words: 20000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $

We’re currently open to considering writing in Spanish, French or Swedish for potential translation. For work already translated into English, we pay the same rate to both author and translator.


Payment: $50-250

We’re interested in the surreal, subversive and political, not so much in the pulpy or abstract. We prefer a certain amount of directness: if your work requires explanatory text for us to perceive its connection to the theme, we’re less likely to be interested.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Poems should be combined in a single document.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Query for reprints. Multiple submissions are discouraged, except for poetry. We are always seeking work from Indigenous writers and artists, writers and artists of color, queer and trans writers and artists, and anyone who has suffered the consequences, intended or otherwise, of dominant society’s systemic disconnect with and mistreatment of the natural world. And we’re seeking new ways to reach all of the above.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

78 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

35 days

Fastest response time

131 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 167 days

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Reckoning: an imperfect means of navigation by which one determines where they’re going using only where they’ve been. Reckoning: a settling of scores; justice. Environmental justice: the notion that the people (and other living things) saddled with the consequences of humanity’s poor environmenta...

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    Cécile Cristofari