“To romanticize the world is to make us aware of the magic, mystery and wonder of the world. It is to educate the senses to see the ordinary as extraordinary, the familiar as strange, the mundane as sacred, the finite as infinite.”
“Scientist, environmentalist, and a leader in sustainable ecology David Suzuki expresses the importance of including the sacred in addressing the ecological crisis: “The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity—then we will treat each other with greater respect. Thus is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective.”
AnMór is an independent publisher with a passion for promoting and disseminating creative works informed by landscapes lost, abandoned, forgotten, & mythic
ECHTRAI is a journal of writing and visual art, dedicated to bringing together the work of a diverse cross-section of writers and artists with an interest in landscapes lost, abandoned, forgotten, & mythic. Written works will include a wide variety of essays, poetry, poetic prose, short fiction, experimental hybrids, academic papers, and republished works on a bi-annual basis.
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE for EDITION 3 – 28th February 2023
We published a Pilot Edition of Echtrai journal in Spring 2021 with great success, and Edition 1 of the journal was released in January 2022, and sold out within 3 months of publication.
We are interested in writing about place, landscape, and lore, informed by mythic imaginaries and a resolutely ecological sensibility. We call for papers which are experimental, magical and incantatory and which resist the banalities of ‘nature-writing’. We are interested in the multiple and complex relations with spaces, but also in new iterations and intimations of our ecological futures and radically new versions of, and revisits to the past.
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An interview with us at The Learned Pig, February 2022 here.
An interview with our Editorial and Creative Director, Baz Nichols here on BBC Radio Scotland : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09r65p5
You can now follow B.G. Nichols at Twitter here: https://twitter.com/BGNICHOLS5