THE CLEARING is an online magazine published by Little Toller that offers writers and artists a dedicated space in which to explore and celebrate the landscapes we live in. Our contributors are encouraged to go forth and find distinctive visions that startle us, rural or urban, modern or prehistoric, industrial, post-industrial, fantastical, natural, political, however they come. But each must be meaningful, surprising, felt. We welcome cross-fertilisations of genre and discipline, collaboration and innovation. We want to be inspired and challenged by cultures, practices and stories of places that may be going untold. Recent contributors include Germaine Greer, Richard Mabey, Philip Hoare, Paul Kingsnorth, Katrina Porteous, Tim Dee, Nick Groom, Ken Worpole, Lucy Wood, Robert Crawford, Philip Gross, Neil Ansell and Eleanor Rees.


Pippa Marland

Steven Lovatt

Michael Malay


FORMER EDITORS (2013-2017):

Jos Smith, Luke Thompson, Isabel GalleymoreBen Smith


The editors welcome original submissions in all written, audio and visual genres. Submission should reflect The Clearing/Little Toller’s concern with the natural environment, but within this broad subject-matter we encourage a diversity of interpretation and approach. The Clearing is not an academic journal. Irrespective of genre potential contributors should ensure that their work is accessible to a wide readership/audience.

Please send all submissions to the email address below, and retain the original, as the editors cannot be responsible for losses caused by computer error. We will acknowledge all submissions as quickly as possible. Please be patient, and note that editorial decisions regarding publication are final.

If you would like to send work to The Clearing, please email the following address:

We look forward to receiving your submissions.