Monday Markets - Creative Non Fiction Mag - Learning From Nature - Feb 1, 2016

Creative Non Fiction magazine is looking for, well, the name kind of gives it away:

We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir. Our editors tend to gravitate toward submissions structured around narratives, but we’re always happy to be pleasantly surprised by work that breaks outside this general mold. Above all, we’re most interested in writing that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We firmly believe that great writing can make any subject interesting to a general audience.

There is a $3 submission fee, and they pay $50 + $10/printed page, and a contrib copy of the magazine. There is also a serious cash prize:

Prizes: The Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University will award $5,000 for best essay; Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1,000 for runner-up. All essays will be considered for publication in the issue.

The current theme is open until Feb 1, 2016:

LEARNING FROM NATURE The natural world has long been a source of inspiration. We’re interested in stories about how we learn from nature—whether it’s airlines developing boarding methods based on movement in ant colonies or aviation engineers studying eagles’ wings in order to build more aerodynamic planes; new-age fabric inspired by pine cones or energy-efficient skyscrapers modeled after termite mounds. We’re looking for well-crafted narratives that will illuminate the relationship between humans and the environment, particularly as we face the challenges of climate change.

Check out the Literarium market listing here: