Call for Entries: issue no. 3 Green

The grass is always greener on the other side

hinterlands is a print magazine for rural realities. In narrative as well as visual formats, hinterlands magazine presents local rural reporting from all over Europe and thus creates a transgressive understanding of rurality. Rural everyday narratives are to shape a new view of life beyond the cities. Each issue of the annually published hinterlands magazine appears in a distinct colour. After blue shades and orange tones the third issue sets off to green lands and spirits.

When it comes to the countryside, green seems omnipresent at first sight. A myriad of prosperous images might come to mind: Green meadows, forests and lush fields. But green in nature rarely appears as pure. Sometimes it is spotted with traces of decay, interweaving other tones and colours. Green is the colour of environmental activism and social-ecological transformation. Green on the one hand stands for hope, on the other hand it is associated with mould, poison or suspicious substances – like the human flesh-based factory food "Soylent Green" in Richard Fleicher’s same-named cinematic dystopia. The green of the screen becomes what you project upon it.

For the upcoming issue of hinterlands magazine, we look for these nuances, from moss to Irish Pubs to eco-anarchism to Barbour Jackets to soccer fields – in stories and visuals that meander into the greens and open up familiar and surprising aspects of country life.

We invite submissions of journalistic, essayistic, literary, photographic or illustrative work centred around the countryside and rural life in Europe (but not limited to the European Union), preferably by people related to the respective region. Submissions should refer to the colour green.

Please send us:
  • short abstract of your idea (up to 5 sentences)
  • extended draft (6.000 to 8.000 characters incl. spaces) OR image series (max. 12 pieces) with description
  • short bio (3 to 5 sentences)

to, subject: “Green Submission”, until the 7th of April 2022. **call prolonged until April**

Don’t hesitate to contact us via with any questions regarding the call or our magazine.

picture by Hanne Trede