We are accepting submissions for Issue IV from October 15 to December 15.


Long ago, to bewilder meant to lead astray, to lure into the wilds. To be bewildered is to be mystified, lost in pathless places.
What lures you away from the known and controlled? What arises from the landscape of bewilderment, interior or real?
The word bewilder begs to break apart into a command: be wilder.
In what unexpected places do you find wildness? What moves you to re-member, to feel the wildness of your body?

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.