The Forester's Log Deck

Are you a forester and a writer?

Submissions wanted

for a new anthology

·        non-fiction essays

·        for the general public

·        related to forestry

·        written by foresters


This project is currently on hold due a lack of enough submissions. I am working with some other writers to revamp this concept and cast a wider net and have an editorial committee. So for those of you have submitted, hang in there with us. Meanwhile I am still collecting stories for this future collection.

This book is intended to be a companion volume to The Forester’s Log by Mary Stuever (UNM Press 2009). The Forester’s Log is a collection of essays that show what forestry is and how one forester does her job. This anthology will gather other voices, other situations, and other experiences.


Project Details:

·         Working title: The Foresters’ Log Deck Book titles change frequently in the production mode and contributors will have an opportunity to suggest the actual title. Meanwhile, a “working title” is used to refer to the project in the production phase.

·         Article guidelines: Articles should be authored by foresters*. In general, articles should be between 400 to 2,000 words, although other submissions may be considered. The audience is the general interested public. Please avoid, or if necessary define, professional jargon.

·         Article selection Article selection is the ultimate decision of the editor and production staff. Ideally articles selected for inclusion in the anthology will be interesting, well-written, provide new insight, and leave the reader with an enhanced understanding of the woods and woods work. However, selections for anthologies depend on other submissions. A really wonderful article might be left out because it doesn’t fit with the rest of the collection. (Note to my friends: if your article doesn’t make the cut, it has nothing to do the quality of the writing, okay?)

·         Production Schedule. This schedule is dependent on publisher schedules that cannot be identified at the initial stage of this project. After the submission deadline, all dates are subject to revision.

o    Submissions will be due by November 15, 2009.

o    Article selection will be tentatively selected by February 15, 2010 (selections will not be finalized until author contracts are signed).

o    The final manuscript will be submitted to the publisher by April 30, 2010.

o    Author contracts will be signed with contributors by fall 2010.

o    Book production will take 5-12 months.

o    Target publication date: fall 2010 or spring 2011.
Send submissions to Mary Stuever, at or by mail at P.O. Box 474, Placitas, NM 87043

*Not a forester? Your writing may fit in with other planned anthologies. Please contact the editor.