Welcome to EarthLines MagazineEarthLines is a full-colour, thrice-yearly magazine for writing which explores our complex relationship with the natural world. We have a strong focus on place and on the culture and lore of place. EarthLines is challenging, eclectic, multidisciplinary, feisty, gritty, and above all, thoroughly grounded (it is published on a working croft on the remote far western coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides).
What we stand for
EarthLines is more than a magazine —it's an active and passionate project to help transform the relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world.
- We stand for a land ethic: for real and deep connections to the land and to places, their inhabitants (human and nonhuman) and their stories. And so we stand for a culture which respects and values place and a sense of belonging to place— for digging in, and digging deep.
- We stand for the moral obligations and responsibilities that follow from such deep connections with the natural world and the nonhumans with whom we share the planet. In this context, we stand for both individual awareness and action.
- We stand for community — and specifically, for grassroots action and cooperative and ecocentric decision-making by communities embedded in the natural world.
- We stand for authentic ways of living and being in a world in crisis.
- We stand for celebrating the beauty and diversity of the natural world.
- Above all, we stand for transformation. For facing up to the tough issues, taking on the necessary changes, and for making a stand.
Read more about what we believe in on the About EarthLines page.