Reckoning: an imperfect means of navigation by which one determines where they’re going using only where they’ve been.

Reckoning: a settling of scores; justice.

Environmental justice: the notion that the people (and other living things) saddled with the consequences of humanity’s poor environmental choices and the imperative to remedy those choices are not the ones responsible for them.

Reckoning: a nonprofit, annual journal of creative writing on environmental justice. First issue: winter solstice 2016. Edited and published by Michael J. DeLuca.



Cover - Mona Robles
from Concrete Jungle - Travis Macdonald
Reckoning - Steve Logan


Erin Hoffman - Transition
Mohammad Shafiqul Islam - Rivers Lament
James Treat - Four Found Poems
Blythe Woolston - Agapostemon
Chloe N. Clark - Sidelong Catastrophe
Aozora Brockman - Kill or Be Killed
Tai Allen - third world problems
Brandon O'Brien - Papa Bois and the Boy


Giselle Leeb - Wolphinia
Kate Schapira - Three Alternate Histories
Johannes Punkt - The Bumblebee-Maker's Kiss
Goldie Locks - 2222
Daniella Levy - The Olive Harvest
Cae Hawksmoor - Civitas Sylvatica
Emily Houk - Plague Winter
Danika Dinsmore - Insanitary
Diego Reymondez - Wine and Wisteria
Robin Wyatt Dunn - The End of Occidentalism
Lora Rivera - When No One's Left
J.R. McConvey - Eel of the Lake
Benjamin Parzybok - The Hole in the Reef
Justin Howe - Behind the Sun
LJ Geoffrion - Written in the Book of the Woods


Michael J DeLuca - Editor's Note: Love in the Time of Reckoning
Marissa Lingen - How Far Are We From Minneapolis?
Christopher Brown - Rule of Capture
George F - In Hambach Forst