IMAGINE the Future With Us

March 27, 2024 |
Art by Austen Camille

Are you a writer, artist, farmer, community leader or visionary who sees a thriving future for rural places in the year 2074? If so, we invite you to contribute to IMAGINE Volume 2, a zine publication we are producing this year!

The zine will be the second volume on this theme, the first of which we released this past fall. We distributed 10,000 copies, and the online version can be found here.

We’re looking for short essays, stories, recipes and poems as well as 2-D artworks, graphics, comics and more that imagine thriving rural places 50 years into the future. This year we are especially interested in pieces created/written as if it’s 2074.

We are also interested in the essential relationship with urban neighbors. While centered in Sauk County, Wisconsin, IMAGINE Volume 2 will also welcome relevant global viewpoints. Note that while featuring visions of a thriving future is our goal, we understand that might come after challenges; nuanced understandings of the future are welcome.

Submissions are due by May 7 for consideration, and we will make editorial decisions shortly thereafter. The zine will be released in September, leading up to and during the Farm/Art DTour (October 5-14) and we will be able to provide selected contributors with a modest honorarium.

To submit a piece for consideration, email your contribution as an attachment, or as a Google Drive or Dropbox link, to, with “Imagine 2074” in the subject line, by May 7. We look forward to seeing your vision for the future!


  • Please keep essays and short stories to 750 words or less.

  • Poems should be on the shorter side, but can be lineated or prose poems.

  • Please submit artworks as PDFs saved at 300dpi or higher. Submissions may be in black & white or color.

  • Questions? Email


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