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.


Laura Stone is 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 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.



We are currently working on creating an accredited internship program for students looking for experience working at a small independent publisher. Please check back in August 2019 for more details.