Panorama: The Journal of Travel, Place, and Nature

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We are open for submissions during the following periods. 

  • March 2023 issue: 25th January – 28th February 2023
  • July 2023 issue: 1st May – 30th May 2023 
  • November 2023 issue: 1st September – 30th September 2023
  • March 2024 issue: 1st January – 31st January 2024

​For our March 2023 issue, we have chosen the theme of 'Space.' Other forthcoming themes will be announced in due course.

March 2023 issue: Space

Opens for submissions 25th January 2023 and closes for submissions 28th February 2023.

Space: /speɪs/ origin: Anglo-Norman space, variant of Old French, Middle French espace, from Classical Latin spatium, meaning room, area, distance, stretch of time. Thought to originate from the Indo-European speh meaning to stretch, or to pull. Noun. 1. A continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied. 2. A blank between printed, typed, or written words, characters, numbers, etc. 3. The dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things move. 4. The freedom to live, think, and develop in a way that suits one. Verb. 1. To position (two or more items) at a distance from one another.

‘While I haue tyme and space.’― Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

‘There ain't a space program for [expletive pl.]’― A Tribe Called Quest, The Space Program

‘Watch this space …’― Taika Waititi, and many others

When we hear the word ’space’—do we think about distant stars, and galaxies beyond? Do we think about the savannahs, the Serengeti, desert dunes, and flooded mangroves. Or, do we look to our surroundings, homes, hamlets, communities, and co-working spaces? Or, perhaps even the space between words, pauses in conversation. Things said and unsaid; gestured. We all need space to think. Space to breathe. Space to plant. Space to travel. Space to believe. Space to speak. Space can also signal the lack of space and harmony in our often overcrowded and overheating world. In this issue, we encourage literal realities, wild imaginations, and poems that situate us all in space.

For this call we will not accept queries or pitches, only completed works previously unpublished, with the exception of photography essays or book excerpt selections. Please see our FAQs and Submissions pages for more information, and for specific sections and submission length and information, read on below. All submissions should follow our Style Guide.

Panorama: The Journal of Travel, Place, and Nature