We're growing.

Since we opened our doors in 2015, we've had a steady increase of submissions. We are closing our submissions for a summer reading period to make up for this increase and give our volunteer staff time to read and respond to work that's in the queue. We will reopen for submissions on September 1, 2018.

To submit to The Hopper, click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page. All attachments must be in Microsoft Word (with the exception of art submissions). For questions and concerns, please reach out to the editors at

We're interested in work that:

Offers new and different articulations of the human experience in nature. Specifically, nature writing that is psychologically honest about the environmental crisis and the impacts of mechanical modernity.

Explores place as both the cultural and physical landscapes of an author’s region.

Uses language to gain new insights into the natural world.

Uses the natural world to gain new insights into language.

Questions the divisions between nature and culture, wilderness and civilization.

Interrupts the purely human narrative with non-human actors and speakers.

Includes digital consciousness in the experience of the physical world.

Investigates environmental injustice and how race, place, and space are all subject to policing.

Interrogates and/or repurposes clichés for the needs of today.

Elevates voices that were previously not often heard in this sub-genre.

Seeks to question instead of proclaim.

Is well written and deeply considered as well as feisty and brisk on occasion.