Call for Submissions – Swamphen

*The Call for Submissions for the 2019 edition of Swamphen is now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted work and stay tuned for updates about the launch!*

It is with much pleasure that submissions are invited for the refreshed ASLEC-ANZ journal, Swamphen: a journal of cultural ecology. Submissions close 30 July 2019. Creative work and scholarly essays are welcome, as are other submissions that set these genres askew. In addition to written submissions, we welcome recorded submissions, as well as works that blend image and text.

We seek submissions that relate to this year’s ASLEC-ANZ Grounding Story conference, which called for papers exploring the relationship between ‘environmental change’ and ‘storytelling across literary, non-fiction, visual and performative forms.’ Conference participants were asked to critically ‘explore how the stuff of the world weaves itself into story, and how story can materially transform the world.’ With this in mind, we will be drawn to work that engages with the role of storytelling in this time of environmental crisis.

Swamphen is a peer reviewed journal, previously published as the Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology. This will be the 7th volume of the ASLEC-ANZ journal.

The Swamphen editorial collective are Christine Howe, Kate Middleton, Alanna Myers, Susan Pyke and Hayley Singer. We look forward to your submissions. We encourage pithy submissions of less than 5,000 words. Please register and follow the guidelines here:

We look forward to considering your work.