The Goose Issue 17.1: Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere

Deadline: June 15, 2018
Contact: Editors

The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada invites submissions for issue 17.1 (publication in August 2018). This is both a general call and a call for submissions with a focus on weather, climate, and atmosphere.

Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere

Weathered bodies, weathered houses, weathered cars, weathered clothes, weathered relationships, weathered dreams—these all bear scars of what has worn them down, and of what they have been asked to carry, to survive, and to hack.
–Astrida Neimanis and Jennifer Hamilton, “The Weather is Now Political”

In 2017 we witnessed yet another year of unprecedented extreme weather events. With the daily realities of climate change becoming ever more apparent, we are looking ahead to our fall issue, an open issue with a special cluster on weather, climate, and atmosphere. We welcome submissions on any aspect of the theme. Some ideas are: precipitation, change (seasonal, climate), sunshine, theories and philosophies of weather, Canadian “hardiness,” drought, the politics of meteorology, traditional knowledge, extreme weather, media and technology, intersections with human systems, nostalgia, loss, denial, arctic imaginaries, settler-colonial climates. Send us your submissions on the theme in any genre or format, including but not limited to poetry, photography, literary criticism, short fiction and non-fiction, and interviews.

General Call for Submissions

The Goose is the journal of ALECC (Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / L’Association pour la littérature, l’environnement et la culture au Canada) and is published biannually at This open-access journal encourages the production and study of environmental literature and art, ecocriticism, ecotheory, and green cultural studies in Canada.

The Goose welcomes submissions of scholarly and creative articles, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, photography, literary and photo essays, visual and multimedia art, interviews, and book reviews. While our focus is on Canadian content, we also accept international material.

Deadline for Submissions

The Goose accepts submissions on an ongoing basis. However, the deadline for consideration for the upcoming issue is June 15, 2018.

How to Submit

Please consult our style guide at before submitting, then make your submission through our online publication system at

Looking Ahead

Issue 17.2 (publication in March 2019) will be on the theme of The Artist-Activist and Activist Art. Watch for a call for submissions in June 2018.

With thanks for your consideration. Please circulate widely.

Amanda M. Di Battista, Alec Follett, and Melanie Dennis Unrau, co-editors of The Goose

Posted on April 6, 2018