"We're thrilled to announce the inclusion of a new outdoor literature section. We're honored to have Leslie Hsu Oh join us as Outdoor Editor. Leslie's vision for Panorama: I hope to challenge traditional definitions of 'outdoor travel literature': what it is and who writes it, including challenging the misconception that people of color are not participating in outdoor recreational activities and storytelling. My Elders often lament that what’s missing today is an intuitive understanding of our relationship to all of creation. In Navajo, we call it K’é yił yał tx’I’, which means ‘it’s saying something with a kinship feeling.’ Mountains, trees, plants, animals, rivers, lakes, oceans all have a spirit to respect rather than conquest. I want to publish stories which reveal the secrets of a place, discover the indigenous knowledge bled into stream beds, trapped in rock layers, eroded in the earth."
~ Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel
Panorama is a literary journal magazine hybrid representing a contemporary effort to bring travel writing, art, and photography into a new age. The masthead of award-winning writers and editors from over a dozen different countries such as Columbia, Brazil, Ireland, Germany, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico, the United States, Britain, Wales, Palestine, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and more.
If you're interested in submitting to the Outdoor Literature section:
- Stay tuned for new calls for upcoming issues on the following themes MELT, PRISTINE, and WAR & PEACE.
- Review guidelines before submitting to outdooreditor [at] panorama.journal.org.
- Read these essays as an example of what we are looking for.