Voices for the Earth: Exploring Sustainability 3

Mirror Shield Project, Standing Rock, 2016
Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger

The previous two issues of Four Winds Journal explored many facets of the theme of sustainability. We were blessed to be able to share the brilliant thoughts and expertise of innovative authors, artists, activists, and poets.  Topics ranged from our relationships with animals, Nature, and each other to how we can build and maintain a sustainable society through (among other suggestions) creating transition towns and supporting a wise democracy that considers the best interests of all its citizens.  Still, with all that we have learned to date, we have not yet heard from Earth herself! 

Who speaks for the Earth?

The Spring/Summer 2019 issue will feature writing and art work that explores sustainability through the specific lenses of members of indigenous cultures,  women, and animals.  However you see the world—whether as a First Nations protester at Standing Rock or Chaco Canyon, a woman fighting for her rights against patriarchal misogyny, or a hunted mountain lion or deer—we want to hear from you.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2019.  The Journal will be available online in mid-May and in print by May 31.

Please visit our Submission Guidelines page  for detailed instructions on how to submit your work, and send your original short story (fiction or nonfiction), magazine or journal article, poetry, photography, or art work (Word doc for written work and high resolution jpeg for photography and art work) via email to:

Editor –  Four Winds Journal

If you have any questions, please email or call
Dr. Valentine McKay-Riddell