Author: JL Lori

Wild Women Anthology Call Out!!!

We are currently seeking submissions for a new anthology:


Editors JL Lori and Claire Matthews

An anthology of feminine writers exploring their connection to the environment and the wilderness, both within and without.

We are seeking creative nonfiction, personal essays, and poetry exploring the following topics: the environment, eco-spirituality, eco-feminism perspectives, outdoor sports, country living, camping, connection to nature, healing through nature, climate change, deforestation, pollution, gardening, farming, food production and consumption, animals and anthropomorphic connections, earth-body relationship, eco-sex, Indigenous land and water rights, oceanic connections and conservation, feminine psychology, earth-based rituals and Goddess worship, and any other fierce femme writing!


Open to women, trans, and non binary writers.

Nonfiction or poetry only. No fiction submissions.

All submissions will be considered for the print publication and may also be included online.

Limit 3000 words per submission. For poetry 2 poems max per submission.

We will consider previously published work but prefer new and original work. Please indicate if the submission has been previously published and provide the citation.

Please include a cover letter and a 2-3 sentence bio with your submission.

You may submit as many pieces as you like, but each piece must be a separate submission.

Simultaneous submissions welcome, but please let us know if the work is accepted elsewhere.

We will not be providing feedback on pieces not selected for publication.

Submission period: August 1 to November 30, 2020

Accepted contributors will be paid $40 CAD per piece plus 1 contributor copy.

We are currently asking for a small submission fee through Submittable to help cover contributor payments. If the fee is a concern, please contact for an alternative submission process. Thank you for your support!


Long listed!

Excited to announce that “East Vancrowver”, an essay excerpt from my memoir Burning Woman, has been long listed for the Carte Blanche and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society 2017-18 Creative Nonfiction Competition! Competition results to be released in May. Stay tuned!