Submit work to email@example.com. Put “Audio/Visual”, “Writing”, or “Readers’ Circle” as applicable in the subject line. Thank you!
We’re interested in audio, video and images of many kinds, especially those related to nature & the theme of each issue. We’re not looking for nature photography per say — though we don’t rule that out — but unique and creative perspectives on the plants and world around us. We also use artwork and illustrations. We ask that you limit an individual submission to 7 for ease of review, but you are welcome to submit as often as you like. Upon publication, we are as always happy to link to more of your work. We use from ten to thirty images, videos and audio files in each monthly issue. When we accept a submission, we keep the image on file until we find a place for it in the magazine.
Please do check for each issue’s themes & deadlines below.
We publish high quality essays, interviews, fiction, poetry, tutorials, plant profiles, plant stories/folklore and recipes tied to each issue’s theme. We tend to favor personal writing, but we’re also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. We are especially interested in hearing from psychiatric survivors and dissident mental health providers, herbalists, artists, natural medicine practitioners, woodsy and other similar folks, again tied to the issue’s theme.
We’re pretty open. Surprise us! We often don’t know what we’ll like until we read it. We do know we like strong and original voices, though.
In appreciation for your submission, we are happy to include advertisements in ReWorlding Magazine to your own website, upcoming event, products and the like. If your article is chosen, we reserve the right to edit that submission. We will ask for a photo of you, short bio, social media/website, etc. In addition, you may submit an image link to your products, events, etc.
We discourage simultaneous submissions. We rarely run anything longer than seven thousand words, but there’s no minimum length.
Please take a look below for upcoming themes of ReWorlding Magazine and deadlines before submitting. Please also review past issues so you get a sense of what we’re looking for.
Readers’ Circle asks readers to address subjects on which they’re the only authorities. Each issue of ReWorlding Magazine has a theme, with a sub-theme for Readers’ Circle. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn’t as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
Because of space limitations, we’re unable to print all the submissions we receive. There is no word limit for Readers’ Circle, but we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the section. We edit pieces, often quite heavily, but contributors have the opportunity to approve or disapprove of editorial changes prior to publication. (If you don’t want to be contacted regarding the editing of your work, please let us know.)
We publish only nonfiction in Readers’ Circle. Feel free to submit your writing under “Name Withheld” if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your email address so we can give you a complimentary coupon if we use your work, as a way of saying thanks. Occasionally we will choose not to publish an author’s name or will use only a first name and last initial. While we don’t question the truthfulness of the writing, we must be sensitive to considerations of libel or invasion of privacy. If you’ve already changed the names of the people involved, please say so.
Please see below for upcoming Readers’ Circle themes and deadlines.
Winter Solstice: The Dream Sensorium; Deadline for submissions: December 7, 2016
Readers’ Circle Subtheme: Fire
Imbolc: Alchemy in Shadow; Deadline for submissions: January 19, 2017
Readers’ Circle Subtheme: Heartbreak
Lammas: Whole Health: Deadline for submissions: July 18, 2017
Readers’ Circle Subtheme: Sick Days
Samhain: Will You be an Ancestor Worth Claiming?: Deadline for submissions: October 17, 2017
Readers’ Circle Subtheme: Old People