Tiny Seed is an online literary journal for readers and writers of nature-inspired writing.  

Tiny Seed’s mission is to support writers and artists by providing an online journal to showcase their work while giving back to nature.

UPCOMING SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Forest Anthology: April 21 – June 1

(learn more about our upcoming submission below)


We welcome your submission.

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  We believe the power to protect nature is in all our hands.


Anthology Forest

Theme: Relationship between Forests and Human Communities

Forests evoke something different from all of us. For some, a peaceful place with nature sounds, others think of adventure, awe, fear… etc. What comes to your mind when you think about Forests? What is your relationship to a Forest, your family's, your community's?

Submission Guidelines: Poems only

Conservation Donation: 50%of submission fees and book sales will be directly donated to the ¡Arbolution in  Oaxaca! Reforestation Project.

The Oaxaca reforestation project is a grassroots endeavor rooted in community.  The Mixteca region, like much of the state of Oaxaca, has seen its natural habitats changed by overharvesting and the need for fuel for the last few hundred years. Many thousands of hectares of the rich, biodiverse forests of Oaxaca have been stripped completely of their trees. This project seeks to empower the community to work together in planting trees for the common good and the future of the region. Climate change is one of the most urgent and disastrous crises facing humanity. Oaxaca, as the birthplace of agriculture in North America, is central to our shared history. It is imperative that we act together on behalf of future generations to restore and preserve the beauty and resources this region offers.


Submissions open Earth Day, April 21st - June 1st

Publication: Blog postings throughout June, July, and August the hardcopy book will be published in 2021.


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  • All writers & artists retain full rights to their work.
  • Our mission is for poets and photographers to go outside, be in the moment, connect with nature and tap into their creativity!
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