Submit an Article to Permaculture Magazine
Permaculture relies for the most part on a mix of articles from its readers and from established authors on permaculture and related subjects. If you would like to contribute an article for possible inclusion in a future issue of Permaculture, please refer to the editorial guidelines below.
Permaculture readers are interested in two things:
- Practical, inspiring article about projects that inspire and empower people to do something for themselves and/or their community, whether it be planting a garden, building a structure, setting up an renewable energy system, learning a craft, starting a community project... any how-to, DIY, small-scale project. Also appreciated are innovative peoplecare ideas such as how communities/groups organise themselves, make decisions and resolve conflict. Articles published in Permaculture go onto the grapevine and help other people and projects all over the world that are looking for practical ideas, models, ways of working etc... The critical factor is to include tested step-by-step instructions for others to use and adapt.
- Permaculture also welcomes articles on a wide range of subjects relating to sustainable living. These can be stories about ecovillages, communities and projects. They can also be about subjects like Peak Oil and energy decline and how we will live in a world without cheap oil; what sort of economic systems as well as energy systems will survive and prosper? We are looking for examples of pioneering news, ways of living together and we appreciate critical thinking. We are NOT looking for ideological stories about sustainable living – to persuade others – we are more interested in realistic appraisals that will provide genuine guidelines and examples and help others to develop projects and formulate their ideas.
Both of the above points are asking for articles that are building blocks for creating a new sustainable culture. Permaculture seeks ideas, inspiration and practical models for people to experiment with and test out.
Length 1,000-1,500 words maximum per article. Articles can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org either in the body of the email or as an attached MS Word document. We can also accept a handwritten piece. Before writing an article you are most welcome to email/call Maddy with questions or send her a synopsis. Payment for articles is by barter for display advertisements, subscriptions or books.
Photographs & Illustrations
Photographs make all the difference to an article and we like to receive as many as possible to choose from. Please send only photographs that illustrate your article and are of a high enough quality for reproduction (sharpness/composition/colour quality). We would also appreciate a photograph of the author of the article.
Prints and slides are acceptable and will be faithfully returned to you. Do not write on the back of prints as the ink will imprint on the print underneath rendering it unuseable.
Digital photographs are preferred, taken at the highest resolution possible because we print the magazine at 300dpi. As an easy guide we require each picture to be at least 1000k (1MB) in size. Please send JPEG or TIF images to us via our YouSendIt account at http://dropbox.yousendit.com/Permaculture
Please supply one or two sentence captions, and photographer credits, per picture or group of pictures. Include the names of anyone in the photograph if at all possible. If you send a large selection of photographs (20+) we can contact you for captions and credits once we have made our selection.
Diagrams are welcome as JPEG files or TIF files.
If you have any questions please contact the editor, Maddy Harland (email@example.com).
We reget it is not possible to pay for articles at the present time.