Spring Creek Project

Lookout: Writing + Art About Wildfire

Call to Artists

Deadline for Submissions: April 4, 2022

At the Spring Creek Project, we believe that stories and art help us understand and shape the world. We invite you to think, write, and create along with us in the new year. In conjunction with our winter speaker series on wildfire, we’re partnering with Terrain.org on a call for creative submissions about wildfire.

The submission window for Lookout: Writing + Art About Wildfire is now open. You can learn more and submit your work here

The priority submission deadline is April 4, 2022. Writers and artists whose work is selected will receive an honorarium of $200, and the work will be published on Terrain.org. We’re accepting original work in the following genres:

  • Poetry (submit up to six poems)
  • Nonfiction, including creative nonfiction, personal essays/memoir, and photo essays
  • Fiction, including short stories, excerpts from novels, and flash fiction
  • Art, including photographs, drawings, paintings, graphics, and/or any other visual media
  • Multimedia and mixed genre, including short film and audio works

Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire

If you haven’t already, we invite you to register for the talks in Spring Creek Project’s upcoming winter lecture series, Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire.  

The talks in the series will be broadcast live on Zoom Tuesdays at 6 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST from January 4 to March 15. The lectures are free and open to everyone, but registration is required.


  • January 4: Art on Fire with visual artists Bryan David Griffith and Julie ComnickRegister for this talk.
  • January 11: The Wild after Wildfire with ecologist, poet, and filmmaker Maya R. KhoslaRegister for this talk.
  • January 18: Climate Change and Native Knowledge with Margo Robbins, executive director of the Cultural Fire Management Council. Register for this talk.
  • January 25: Writing for Youth: Building Pathways to a More Sustainable and Inclusive Future with author Jewell Parker RhodesRegister for this talk.
  • February 1: Working the Line: How Prison Labor Intersects with Megafires with journalist Jaime LoweRegister for this talk.
  • February 8: Tim Ingalsbee, executive director of Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics & Ecology. Register for this talk.
  • February 15: Into the Inferno: A Decade of Photographing California’s Megafires with photographer Stuart PalleyRegister for this talk.
  • February 22: Between Three Fires with historian Steve Pyne, Emeritus professor at Arizona State University. Register for this talk.
  • March 1: It Takes a Village: Responding to Wildfire with Theatre and Collaboration with playwright and researcher Jessica KahkoskaRegister for this talk.
  • March 8: Processing Fire and Climate Disasters Through Poetry with poet, writer, and teacher Molly FiskRegister for this talk.
  • March 15: Alliances in the Anthropocene: Fire, Plants and People with social geographer Christine EriksonRegister for this talk.
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