The Northern Center announces an open call for submissions for contributions to our semi-annual print and digital publication, The Northern Line, as well as rolling submissions for our website and Medium channel. 

Currently, calls are for all platforms, placement to be decided by editors. As needs change, this page may be updated with more details. 

Submit a pitch or completed work to Please include a short bio and links to relevant previous work if applicable. 


Open calls: 

  • Articles (800-1500 words): addressing themes in Alaska conservation, Just Transition, analyses of historical and political contexts, stories from and about Alaska public lands. $250-500 upon completion.  


  • Feature (1500-3000 words): Longer form work that demonstrates substantive research and/or professional expertise. $500 upon completion.


  • Poetry may be published sparingly; seeking poetry submissions that address themes of environmental justice, natural history, cultural and spiritual connections to land, Alaska conservation. $100-$150. 


  • Photo essays addressing the themes above. Payment varies. 


Travelogues and virtual slideshows allow us to see many places we have yet to explore ourselves. We are not accepting either for publication at this time. 


Things to know about the Northern Center and our readership: 

  • The Northern Center is a small Alaska-based conservation organization with almost 50 years of history in Interior and Northern Alaska. We are a Keep It In The Ground organization, and our organizing work advocates for a Just Transition off fossil fuels; contributors whose work addresses energy solutions and/or industry actions should be familiar with these terms/frameworks, even if they are not addressed directly. 



  • If we are not able to provide an appropriate editorial perspective for a piece of writing internally, we commit to reaching out to our network to find someone more suited to edit.