ideas welcome from EPGers...
magazine is now seeking articles for issue #143, “Ecology and
Community.” The issue will be out in June 2009.
send your article idea to editor@... by Monday, December
or sooner if possible.
final article must reach us by Friday, February 20.
1. Theme articles: Ecology and Community
- How does your intentional community, cooperative group, or
neighborhood integrate ecological concerns into your lives and work?
you engage actively in efforts to preserve/restore natural ecosystems,
educate others about ecology, and/or live in ways that enhance rather
degrade biodiversity and a livable planet?
- What is your relationship to
issues such as climate change, pollution, resource depletion,
species extinction, and other environmental problems/crises?
- What is
the interplay of the human world and the natural world in your group's
mission and activities?
We are seeking stories about attempts to live
harmoniously through ecovillages,
permaculture projects, relocalization efforts, urban neighborhood
groups, rural homesteading communities, educational nonprofits, and
other efforts. We welcome "how to" articles and resource lists that
will empower readers
and groups to move forward in their own efforts to understand and
integrate ecology into their lives.
forward this email to anyone you think has a good story on this theme
We are also seeking articles about:
submission length is from 300 to 2500 words. We invite submissions
ranging from short vignettes to extensively-developed articles, and
also invite suggestions of recommended resources and article leads.
We’re seeking articles
a reader-friendly, popular-magazine style, rather than in an academic
community in your neighborhood;
a new community;
and communication issues in community; and
community to join.
We ask contributors to share stories and
experiences, not just ideas; write about
challenges, not just successes; and describe specific situations that
will help your story come alive for the reader. Before you start
writing, please check http://communities.ic.org/submit.php
or contact us for our full Writers’
Guidelines--and let us know your article idea so that we can give
feedback on how it may fit into Communities. Contact Chris Roth
541-937-2567 ext. 116.
you don’t want to write an article but want to submit photos, please
or contact our Art Director at layout@... for our Photo
What "Submitting an Article" Means. We will promise to read
your article, but we may respectfully decline it and not publish it,
or save it and publish it in a future issue. We also reserve the
right to edit, shorten, or revise your article. Most of the time we
contact authors about this ahead of time and get their comments,
Getting Permission Ahead of Time. Please send the article only when
you have permission from anyone you need it from, such as fellow
community members. It’s difficult for us to get all set to run an
article only to find that the author’s fellow community members say
No at the last minute.
Publication Rights. Once your article appears in Communities,
we own first North American Publishing Rights. This means
your article appears in Communities the first time it
appears in North America.
In addition to appearing in Communities
your article may also appear on our website or in future compilations. You retain all
other rights to it. If you’d
like to use it elsewhere, you can, and we would appreciate your using
an attribution line saying, “This article first appeared in
Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture, (date); for further
information on Communities: communities.ic.org.”
If we publish your article, we want to
accompany it with compelling images that illustrate your subject. You
know your subject best, so we are appealing to you for images. If
others in your community or group like taking
pictures, they might already have great images to go with your
you would like to submit an article but cannot supply photos, that’s
fine; however, please give us plenty of advance notice so that if
we use your article we can get an illustrator.
or email us for our full Photo
Guidelines. We also appreciate an author photo to accompany your short
(several-line) author bio.
Thanks for your contributions!