Tiny Seed is an online journal for readers and writers of nature-inspired writing.

Tiny Seed is an online nature-focused literary journal publishing short fiction, poetry, art, and photography by emerging writers & artists.

We welcome your submission.

Tiny Seed’s mission is to support writers and artists by providing an online journal to showcase their work while giving back to nature.

We plant a tree for every journal purchased and for every submission on submittable, through our partnership with One Tree Planted.

We donate 10% of submission fees to The Nature Conservancy. We believe the power to protect nature is in all our hands.

Tiny Seed Literary Journal is a nature-based literary press fiscally sponsored by the Tiny Seed Project, Inc. 501(c)3.

We are thankful to our community of readers, subscribers, and patrons, including The Tiny Seed Project, We Knead Nature, and subscribers and individual supporters.




Laura Stone is the co-founder and managing editor of Tiny Seed. She is passionate about creating publishing opportunities for emerging writers and artists. By day, she’s immersed in the nonprofit world as the director of a Writers Guild. She compares working with writers to herding cats and loves every minute of it. She grew up in Amherst Massachusetts hometown of poet Emily Dickinson and spent her childhood walking the Robert Frost trails which inspired his poem “The Road Not Taken.”

Nature was her childhood stomping ground, and her world was filled by the poems and stories of Amherst’s vibrant literary community. She is a lover of words, a collector of typewriters and an avid naturalist. She is dedicated to the growth and placement of the many seeds planted within this journal, may they support each writer & artist as they grow into full fruition.


Emily Cayer is the co-founder and managing editor of Tiny Seed.  Emily grew up knee-deep in the streams, swamps, and lakes near her home in Amherst Massachusetts. Exploring the woods on her horse, studying turtles and frogs, and helping salamanders cross the road in the spring, evolved into a career as a fish and wildlife biologist in Montana for over 20 years and as a Threatened, Endangered, and Diversity program coordinator with Alaska Fish and Game until 2018.  

After 24 years in the west, she returned east, to northern Vermont – and lives in a small cabin on a 280-acre sugar maple mountain with her partner and her dog. An avid bookworm and writer, Emily also enjoys baking bread, hunting and fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and knitting.


Assistant Editors:

Denise T. Barry – Denise’s journal writing has been a constant companion and source of inspiration all her life.  She has taught English as a second language, created a resource for teachers and parents on “Guided Imagery Relaxation for Children” and has self-published a children’s bedtime coloring/storybook entitled, “You Are Invited…”. Several of her poems have appeared in the We’Moon 2006 date calendar as well as the 30th-anniversary edition of the We’Moon Anthology. 

Her interest in Astrology has brought her many opportunities to write Lunar reports that inspire awareness of the vast sky-scape. Denise has also enjoyed a long-time career as a teacher of Tai Chi, a movement art based on observing, learning from and imitating Nature.  She and her husband live on a hilltop in rural western Massachusetts.  They enjoy a view of Mt. Monadnock to the east and are surrounded by peach trees and apple orchards.

Robert Small – Robert’s passion for nature has been a constant partner throughout his life, the impetus for his globetrotting wanderlust, and an eternal source of peace. From the Arctic, Southeast Asia jungles, temperate rainforests, Middle East deserts, and beyond, he’s grown ever more grateful for the natural world.

His professional career as a wildlife biologist provided opportunities to gain insights on the life of critters, from Great Basin pocket mice to bowhead whales. Robert now lives in New England with his partner, and when not outside he’s learning the craft of Timber Framing, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and being thankful for his amazing community.


Tiny Seed Literary Journal Interns

Soli Levi

Soli Levi – Soli is a writer and is currently undertaking an internship at the Tiny Seed Journal. Her passion for poetry began in childhood as she grew up on the coasts of Greece and Turkey. After moving to Maryland, she released her first book of poems at the age of 12, selling the books door-to-door to raise money for a children’s charity. Her writing focuses on the relationships between people, nature, and place, and is enriched by her knowledge of 5 languages.

Soli now lives in Ireland, having just completed an MSc in Coastal and Marine Management in order to pursue a career promoting sustainable marine resource use. Previously, she worked as a Public Awareness Field Leader in a sea turtle conservation NGO in Greece. There, she was responsible for organising daily outreach activities and engaging with local communities to promote awareness of the importance of protecting loggerhead turtles and their natural habitat, as well as guiding a team of up to 25 international volunteers.

On top of her interests in nature and poetry, Soli also enjoys yoga, baking, travelling, and SCUBA diving.


We are currently working on creating an accredited internship program for students looking for experience working at a small independent press and online literary journal.

Please email us at info@tinyseedjournal.com (“internship inquiry” as the subject).

We look forward to hearing from you!