Online sustainability journal Spire invites submissions

Have a photo spread of a wind farm? A poem about climate change? An article about recycling? Research data pertaining to ocean salinity? A video of a day-in-the-life of an organic farmer?

Spire, the Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability, would like to hear from you. Spire’s editorial team of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Maine invites submissions for the second issue of the online journal, slated for release in spring 2018.

Perspectives from students and people in diverse careers and fields throughout the state are sought to join this dialogue to influence environmental change.

Three selections in the inaugural issue include a Maine Woods National Park photography project; a survey of Maine wild blueberry fields, wildflowers and bees; and a story about Ray Phillips, a hermit who lived for 44 years on Manana Island adjacent to Monhegan.

Submissions should ​in some way concern the environment, conservation and/or sustainability — whether it’s ​current developments, ongoing issues, scientific findings or artistic insights on environmental themes.

Dec. 10 is the deadline for submissions.

To learn more, visit the Spire website, including the page detailing  guidelines. Questions and submissions​ can be emailed to