I recently came across StoryArc. This site is the work of David Motes. He presents fiction and poetry with a fly-fishing or outdoors focus. He is not going for the usual stories though. David explains the inception and focus of this project on his website in a section called A Rationale.
I’ve been writing fishing stories and poetry for 30 years, but it’s always been on the back burner, behind jobs that pay, family, novels, actual fishing, and so on. About once a year I take my bundle on the market, submitting here and selling there. But ambitious stuff about fishing and the outdoors is not exactly a hot property. The poetry that gets bought tends to rhyme. The fiction that sells and reads is of the Santiago genre. You know it: man vs. beast, in which the man is old and savvy or young and callow; the beast is hoary, cagy, scar-lipped, monstrous-racked, and endowed with curiously human faculties and attributes.
David is interested, not only in presnting his own work, but the work of others. So – give his page a read, and maybe it will get your creativity flowing too.
In the name of full disclosure I have to reveal that a poem of mine, Ephemera, was recently posted on StoryArc. Thanks David.