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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

WIZ’s heart and LONNOL Month is officially open. We’ve received a few tokens of affection but are longing for more. Please search your files for poems, short fiction, short essays, mp3s of readings of your work or of other work that’s in public domain, your original artwork, etc. and send them winging our way. Along […]

Torrey House Press issues call for environmental nonfiction

Monday, January 7th, 2013

On December 27, 2012, Torrey House Press, publisher of Steve Peck’s novel The Scholar of Moab, among other fine works of literary fiction and nonfiction, issued a call for environmentally-oriented nonfiction. In its call for submissions, THP noted that while it can’t help but like and publish novels and short stories, the literary fiction genre […]

Ellen Meloy Grant for Desert Writers–Deadline, Jan. 15 2013

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

I received my annual notice that the Ellen Meloy Grant for Desert Writers is seeking applicants. The deadline for grant applications is January 15. The grant funds only desert-themed, literary creative nonfiction. No fiction, children’s literature, or poetry will be considered. To read the details, click here.You might want to take a look at past […]

State of the WIZ 2012

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Permit me to take a bit of virtual space to talk about Wilderness Interface Zone and its doings. I think it smart to revisit aspirations as well as mark recent changes and give notice of coming ones.  When William Morris helped me set up the site, I thought I’d build it, as the “About” page […]

Thank you, 2012 LONNOL participants!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Wilderness Interface Zone would like to thank participants who put their hearts in our Love of Nature Nature of Love Month.  The list includes: Elizabeth Pinborough Kathryn Knight Gail White Ashley Suzanne Musick Sarah Dunster Chanel Earl Sarah Dunster Mark Penny Laura Craner Gerard Manley Hopkins Jonathon Penny You all helped WIZ celebrate love and […]

WIZ takes on two new marvelous creatures

Monday, January 9th, 2012

As Wilderness Interface Zone approaches its third birthday, it’s growing up a little.  Formalist poet Jonathon Penny has consented to join WIZ’s literary ecotone in the role of contributing editor. Jonathon has a keen eye for the belles-lettres.  Beside being a wonderful poet possessing a unique voice, he took his MA in Renaissance literature at […]

More WIZ announcements, perhaps of interest

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Fire in the Pasture: Twenty-first Century Mormon Poetry, edited by frequent WIZ contributor Tyler Chadwick, made its debut at 2011 end in impressive style. Tyler reports that Fire in the Pasture has “risen as high as #2 in both Hot New Anthologies and Hot New Inspirational & Religious and #12 in Hot New Poetry.”  The […]

WIZ announcements and link bric-a-brac

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Frequent WIZ contributor Karen Kelsay’s new book of poetry, Lavender Song, is out and available for sale here.   Karen’s formalist poetry is a well-kept garden of lovely sensibilities.  For samples of her work published on WIZ, go here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Writers: The deadline for Torrey House Press’s creative non-fiction contest […]

New kid on the green: Our Mother’s Keeper

Monday, June 6th, 2011

If you look at WIZ’s short blogroll, you’ll see I added a link to a new site: Our Mother’s Keeper, “a LDS group blog dedicated to environmentalism, ecofeminsim and environmental justice issues that result from the changes the planet is currently undergoing.”  To read more about Our Mother’s Keeper, click here. Sorry it took so […]

Dialogue Summer 2011 issue has some WIZards

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Coming soon to a mailbox (or computer) near you: Dialogue’s environmental issue.  Several Wilderness Interface Zone contributors are included therein–congratulations, friends! Frequent WIZ contributor Steven Peck guest edited this issue. Table of contents: Page     Author     Title Mary Toscano     Front Cover Inside Cover, Title Page v     Edwin Firmage, Jr.     Letters 1 […]