Tiny Seed is an online nature focused literary journal publishing poetry, and photography by established and emerging writers & photographers.

We are members of The Nature Conservancy, & we donate 10% of your submission fee to The Nature Conservancy. We believe the power to protect nature is in all our hands.

We welcome your submission.

  • Tiny Seed is a haven for writers, artists, and photographers inspired by the natural world.
  • All writers & artists retain full rights to their work.
  • We are unable to pay contributors at this time, and we hope to be able to sometime in the future. 


Thanks for your interest in contributing to Tiny Seed! 

Please include with your submission, a brief bio (less than 50 words) with links to your website.


  • Nature-themed works
  • 3 poems per submission
  • Word count: 1000 (or less per poem)


  • Photos must be high-quality and original.
  • No humans in photos, please. 

We will be in touch within two weeks of your submission. We look forward to reading and viewing your work.

The Tiny Seed Literary Journal issues a quarterly Journal published digitally & hard copy available on:


  • March 5, 2019 (Spring Issue)

Submissions open Jan 15  

  • June 5, 2019 (Summer Issue) 

Submissions open April 15

  • September 5, 2019 (Fall Issue)

Submissions open July 15

  • December 5, 2019 (Winter Issue)

Submissions open Oct 15

Nature in the Now: Journal will be published in August 2019. 


 ( 17 yrs & under) free to submit, learn more:

  Snail Mail Nature Trail  

Thanks for being part of this incredible community of nature lovers.

Submissions open to children and young-adults 17 & under

In a time when everything seems fast-paced, we invite children and young-adults to slow down….to a snail’s pace! In the spirit of the snail, we are encouraging participants to be unhurried and thoughtful in creating nature poetry and artwork.

MISSION:  THE SNAIL MAIL NATURE TRAIL IS A CREATIVE PATHWAY TO BUILD A HEALTHY CONNECTION AND RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE. By publishing and showcasing nature poetry and artwork from children and young-adults, we hope to inspire our future generations to act and conserve our natural world.

 WHO: TINY SEED PRESS – A NATURE-FOCUSED LITERARY ORGANIZATION. We welcome you, ALL children and young-adults, to take a walk with us down the Snail Mail Nature Trail! Please join us in a creative, global movement for young nature lovers.

 WHAT: NATURE INSPIRED POETRY AND ARTWORK ON A POSTCARD. Send us your nature-inspired poems and artwork on a postcard! Postcards can be purchased or handmade; be creative, try using the blank side of your favorite cereal box!

WHEN & WHERE: Nature inspired poems and artwork will be accepted globally

Submissions to the Snail Mail Nature Trail are FREE. 

25% of the proceeds from the sale of the seasonal Snail Mail Nature Trail Journals will go to The Nature Conservancy.

Click here to REGISTER!

Here’s the address to send your postcards:

Snail Mail Nature Trail, P.O. Box 165, Greensboro Bend, VT 05842

We understand that postage isn’t free. And sometimes, sending mail across the world can be expensive. If you need help getting your postcard on the Snail Mail Nature Trail, please let us know by writing us here!

Tiny Seed Literary Journal