Prairie Citizen

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thank you for considering Prairie Citizen for your writing and thoughts.

Prairie Citizen
is a forum of ideas about nature, community, and life in the grasslands.

We are seeking thoughtful, intelligent writing related to the Great Plains for our online journal. Our focus is on the environment, policy, culture (arts, humanities, social issues), and tech and science, especially when related to the environment and climate change.

We are following in the footsteps of the regional journal Prairie Fire, which was published from 2007 to 2015. Prairie Fire was informative, eclectic, thought-provoking, and entertaining, and we want Prairie Citizen to bear those same hallmarks.

If you are interested in submitting your writing, please click on the Submit button below.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster a bioregionally attuned and socially just civic and cultural life on the North American prairies. We seek to increase awareness of the ecological, social, and cultural issues that affect our many communities—plant, animal, and human. We seek to share information and opinion by experts and thinkers who bring context to what is often simplified and who inform without underestimating. We hope to deepen our community’s understanding of the complex interrelations between ourselves and the natural environment in which we and millions of other species live, as well as among ourselves as members of a diverse human community.

A land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members and also respect for the community as such. 

—Aldo Leopold, 1887–1948

Editorial board members are Thomas P. Lynch, Paul A. Johnsgard, Jack Phillips, and Robert Smith. Editor in chief is Cris Trautner.

Prairie Citizen 
PO Box 67002
Lincoln, NE 68506-7002

Prairie Citizen