Submitting to Terroir Review

Terroir Review is a journal about nature, culture, food, and place. Part food magazine, part literary journal, we aim to tackle important questions about food and its role in culture. Read more about Terroir, including this F.A.Q.

Terroir accepts submissions of previously unpublished writing that illuminates why food matters. We’re particularly interested in personal narratives that explore the author’s perspective on terroir, place, and the cycles of physical and cultural nourishment. We’re not interested in journalistic pieces — producer profiles, travel articles, tasting round-ups, trend pieces, and the like. Instead, we want literary essays and criticism about food and place. Photo essays and poetry are also considered.

We are running an extremely limited number of guest essays at this time, which are collected into the section Terroir Letters. Works may vary in length, and we encourage writers to take the space they need to explore their ideas in depth. On the other hand: Keep us on the edge of our seats.

We read on a continuing basis. We never accept pitches, only completed manuscripts. We do allow simultaneous submissions, but request that you let us know promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere. We retain exclusive rights for one year, after which the author is free to publish elsewhere provided Terroir Review is cited as first publication.

Please use our contact form to submit your manuscript, pasting the text of your submission into the message body or providing a link to a shared document. We will respond promptly.

We look forward to reading.

Meg Maker
Founder, Publisher, and Editor in Chief