A Blog about Literature, Culture and the Environment


We invite submissions on the subjects of literature, culture and the environment by postgraduate and early career researchers working in and across the disciplines of the environmental humanities who are interested in making the field accessible to a public audience. Posts can discuss topics from all periods of literary, cultural and natural history from all geographical areas but should highlight their ongoing relevance in relating them to a current moment or event.

You do not need to be a member of EASLCE to submit a blog post. However, submissions should support its aims:

By promoting research and education in the fields of literary, cultural and environmental studies, EASLCE aims to cultivate a better understanding of the interrelationship between natures and cultures for a more sustainable future. We recognize that dialogue and cooperation across disciplinary and cultural boundaries is essential to that task, and therefore seek to foster a diverse community of scholars, educators, and artists who share a concern for environmental issues.” (EASLCE)

What we publish

Opinion pieces / commentaries 800 – 1,000 words

address current political or cultural events, discuss the role of (historical and contemporary) literature in navigating these events, may focus on a particular site, event or cultural text in relation to current events, …

Reviews 800 – 1,000 words

of books (academic, nonfiction, fiction), films, video games, conferences, art exhibitions, book festivals, …

Other formats and content

the blog is still very much in the making and we’re happy to consider pitches that propose alternative and creative forms of writing or make use of different formats (audio, video)

Special Series: “Ecocriticisms in Europe and Beyond” (deadline for abstracts 31 May)

How to submit

Please send an email with the subject line “Pitch” to [email protected], including

  • a 200-word proposal summarising your post, including its topicality, and the format of your submission
  • a short bio including your research areas
  • a statement of your schedule (i.e. when you can submit the full article)

We aim to respond within two weeks. If you don’t hear from us feel free to send a follow-up email.

At the moment, we can only accept submissions in English, German and Greek but we hope to be able to provide editing for other European languages in the future. All submissions will undergo an editing process which includes comments, suggestions and basic copy-editing.

Unfortunately, we do not pay contributors at this time.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries you might have.

We hope that you will consider sharing your thoughts with us and enjoy your experience of the blog.

Please be aware that the opinions of the authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors of the blog or of EASLCE.