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Volume 62, Issue 4

Front Cover by Mercedes Dorame
Smoke to Water, Chyaar Paar 'Apuuchen 2013

Courtesy of the artist

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Call for Submissions: Climate Crisis Special Issue

This year, for publication in December 2021, the Massachusetts Review is putting together a special issue focused on the climate crisis, climate refugees, and eco-literature. We seek work from international as well as U.S. writers, and plan to present perspectives on the environmental frontlines around the world, particularly the experience of those whose lives have explicitly been affected by climate change.  

As the world finally begins to grapple with human-caused climate change, MR believes that literature can elicit empathy as well as understanding, and that it can inspire action. The special issue seeks writers who confront aspects of climate change in a variety of genres—poetry, manifestos, essays, and stories, including speculative fiction and hybrid forms—with a particular focus on the voices and experiences of climate refugees, environmental migrants, and others who are experiencing the disaster firsthand. We invite work from emerging writers as well as established voices.  

We will accept submissions at until June 15, 2021. Please write "Climate Crisis" in the subject line.


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