“We’re sorry, but your paper does not demonstrate academic rigour…it’s too creative and outside the box”.

I have never been able to get this paper published; partly because I employ Coyote woman as an auto-ethnographic voice to guide both the reader and the writer to a place of discovery (too creative), and mostly because doing this places the paper on the fringe of academic acceptance. This article describes the ethnographic journey of a middle aged white woman, wandering through Coyote territory.