SUSTAINABLE PLAY’s mission is to publish thoughtful outdoor narratives consistent with the notion of sustainable development: cultivating wellness through wilderness in a manner that preserves the wild for those who follow. Sustainable Play is literary activism; a narrative praxis. We’re doing our job if we inspire you, just for a moment, to reframe your worldview. Although Sustainable Play isn’t strictly environmental, adventure, or nature writing, it is writing that celebrates wildness.

Sustainable Play’s founder and Editor-in-Chief is Brad Rassler. Brad’s stories have appeared in Ascent, Alpinist, Climbing, Outside, Powder, Sierra, and other outdoor publications. His first feature profile, “Running Talus,” a cover story for Climbing magazine, explored the environmental movement to use nuts rather than pitons in Yosemite Valley.

Please drop us a line. Tell us what you think of this journalistic space we’re trying to carve out. Throw ideas our way. Tell us about stories that you’d read, if we wrote them. We don’t promise to do things differently, but we’re interested in what you have to say.

One more thing: We’ve begun to add new voices to Sustainable Play. We’re looking for writers interested in giving voice to this journalistic space of mindful and socially responsible adventure, who have the chops to surf the sweet spot. Check back soon for submission guidelines, or just drop us a line if you’ve got an idea. We’ll want the usual query letter, etc. Use the contact form below.

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