NEW! Collection Four: Spring 2023,

Break the Ice (before it melts)


Our fourth full collection centers the climate crisis as a significant and ever present reality in our lives. The fact of climate change is with us in our day-to-day lives, haunting our visions of the future, but also strengthening our commitments to each other and our communities. The selected works reflect a gauntlet of thoughts and emotions that reflect frustration and profound anxiety, but also hope as we reimagine and build a better world together.


Read this and all previous collections




The Writing for Change Journal is a multimodal publishing space, and therefore welcomes submissions beyond traditional written texts like essays and other forms of nonfiction writing like prose, interviews, and personal narratives. Submissions may also be in the form of photography, visual and performance art, podcasts, film, and combined mediums and those yet to be imagined. Though we may ask you to include a paragraph or two about your process and intention as it relates to this collection’s theme. Creative and collaborative submissions are always welcomed.


April 26: Collection Four Launch–Readings + Discussion + Short Film Screening

The Writing for Change Journal is partnering with our local chapter of the Sierra Club from 5-7pm on Wednesday, April 26 at Roots Zero Waste Market as we launch our latest collection on Climate Change.

Join us for a fun and engaging evening of readings, discussion, and a screening of Gen Z Mental Health: Climate Stories, a short film from the Climate Mental Health Network. View the trailer below.








a crowd with their fists up holding posters protesting peacefully
Taken in the summer of 2020 from the capitol steps in downtown Boise during a widely attended rally for racial justice in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Picture Credit: Fiona Montagne (see more of Fiona’s photography in Collection #1)