Written by Ella Peary June 6th, 2024

Channel: Now Seeking Submissions

Based in Ireland, Channel is a print journal that publishes writing about nature and the environment: “We publish work from Ireland and abroad that displays and celebrates the relationships between plant and animal life, landscape and humanity.” Founded in 2019 as a response to the climate crisis, Channel hopes to use literature to help restore humankind’s relationship with nature. They think of the journal itself as a channel, “a passage through which ideas about human relationships with our environment, expressed and embodied in creative work, can flow.”

Channel is published twice a year in print, in April and October. Each beautifully designed edition features poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from around thirty contributors. Channel also publishes nonfiction in various forms on their blog.

Channel accepts submissions of poetry and fiction during submission windows throughout the year. Now through June 20, they’re accepting poetry and fiction for Issue 11.

They also accept nonfiction submissions year-round, for publication in the print journal and on their blog. They accept narrative essays, interviews, and commentary on creative work or community-based environmental projects. You can read their blog to get a sense of what they publish.

Channel accepts submissions from around the world, in both English and Irish. Poets may submit up to four poems. Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit one piece.

Channel does not have strict guidelines for length: “We believe that creative work should be free to occupy as much space as is needed for its full development.” That said, because of print limitations, they usually do not publish prose over 6,000 words, or poems over 300 lines.

Channel pays authors published in their journal. They offer €35 per printed page, up to €250 per piece, and with a minimum payment of €50. For work published online, they pay €35 per 400 words, up to €250 per piece, and with a minimum fee of €50. 

Channel accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw writing published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Channel only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Channel, please visit their website here

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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