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8 forms of capital active hope agroecology agroforestry alder buckthorn Amazon anxiety apples arthritis back yard beans Bec Hellouin beech tree bees beneficial berries biochar biodigester biodiversity blackberries blackthorn book review brain brassica cage budget build building campesino capital card deck Celtic festivals change changes chemical-free chickens christmas circular clay pot cleansers cleansing milks climate change climate emergency climate grief climate solutions climbers climbing cob comfrey community compost compost teas connection consciousness conservation container cooking coppice coppicing cordial cosmology courgettes crafts crisis crop protection Cross Quarter Festival cultural emergence culture cut flowers cycles degraded design diary diversity DIY do it yourself dryland earth care Earth's energy ecoculture economics ecopoetry ecosystem ecosystem restoration camps ecosystems edges edible edible flowers education efficiency elder elderflowers elements elixir energy equinox ethics face mask fair shares Fairtrade farming feedback feminine ferns figs film firewood floristry flower essence flower garden flowers food food forest food garden footbath forage foraging forest garden forest gardening forests fruit fruit leather fruit trees fungi future future care gardening garlic gift economy gin Give Nature a voice Glennie Kindred global poverty glut grapes greenhouse grief groundcover grow grow food grow your own growing guilds habitat habits handcream harvest harvests hawthorn hazel hazelnut healing shrubs healing trees health healthy soil heart health hedgerow hedging herbal herbal remedies herbal teas herbalist herbs holistic holistic planned grazing home homeless homemade wine homestead hope Hugelkultur humanure hummus hungry gap IBC tanks Imbolc incense increase yields Indigenous inexpensive influence inspiration International Womens Day jam keyline kitchen garden lacto-fermentation Lammas land landscape landscapes life lifestyle limeflowers livelihood livestock living labs logs Looby Macnamara lotion low cost low-impact Lush Spring Prize macerations Mangwende Orphan Care Trust market garden market gardening marmalade marshmallow mass heater meadowsweet medicinal microbes microfarm Midwest Permaculture mimic mindset mitigation money Morag Gamble moringa Mother Earth mulch multifunctional mushrooms native plants natural natural building natural fertiliser natural skincare natural swimming pool nature nature connection nitrogen no dig no waste no-dig November nutrition nuts observe oca October off-grid oil cleansing orchard orchards organic organic flowers organic gardening outdoor shower oven oxymel oyster pallets pasture-fed patterns people people care peoplecare perennials permaculture permaculture design permaculture magazine award permaculutre permayouth pesto pests philippines pine tree pips pizza oven plant profile plants pollinators pollution polyculture polycultures preserving principles propagating protection pruning prunings psycho-spiritual awareness psychospiritual transformation rainforest rainwater raspberries recipe recipes reduce reed beds regeneration regenerative regenerative agriculture relative location relative matter remedy renewable renewable energy resources restoration reuse revolution rhythms rootstock rootstocks roundhouse roundwood runner beans sage salad salve Samhain schools Scotland scotts pine seasonal seasons seeds selfcare Sepp Holzer september septic tanks sewage treatment shade sheet mulching shrubs skincare sloes slugs small solutions small-scale smallholding social justice soil health solar solutions sowing spiritual spring squash stacking functions stock-free straw straw bale summer sustainable Sweet Bay syntropic systems temperate terraces thistles thrutopia timber timber framing tincture tonic toolkit tools transformation trees upcycle urban veg garden vegan veganic vermicomposting vinegar walnuts waste water water cleansing watering weeds wellbeing wetland wild edges wild food wild garlic wildflower wildlife wine recipes wings winter winter greens winter salads wood stove woodburner woodland woodland management woodlands worms yarrow year-round food yield young people youth zai pits zone 00 zoning

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8 forms of capital active hope agroecology agroforestry alder buckthorn Amazon anxiety apples arthritis back yard beans Bec Hellouin beech tree bees beneficial berries biochar biodigester biodiversity blackberries blackthorn book review brain brassica cage budget build building campesino capital card deck Celtic festivals change changes chemical-free chickens christmas circular clay pot cleansers cleansing milks climate change climate emergency climate grief climate solutions climbers climbing cob comfrey community compost compost teas connection consciousness conservation container cooking coppice coppicing cordial cosmology courgettes crafts crisis crop protection Cross Quarter Festival cultural emergence culture cut flowers cycles degraded design diary diversity DIY do it yourself dryland earth care Earth's energy ecoculture economics ecopoetry ecosystem ecosystem restoration camps ecosystems edges edible edible flowers education efficiency elder elderflowers elements elixir energy equinox ethics face mask fair shares Fairtrade farming feedback feminine ferns figs film firewood floristry flower essence flower garden flowers food food forest food garden footbath forage foraging forest garden forest gardening forests fruit fruit leather fruit trees fungi future future care gardening garlic gift economy gin Give Nature a voice Glennie Kindred global poverty glut grapes greenhouse grief groundcover grow grow food grow your own growing guilds habitat habits handcream harvest harvests hawthorn hazel hazelnut healing shrubs healing trees health healthy soil heart health hedgerow hedging herbal herbal remedies herbal teas herbalist herbs holistic holistic planned grazing home homeless homemade wine homestead hope Hugelkultur humanure hummus hungry gap IBC tanks Imbolc incense increase yields Indigenous inexpensive influence inspiration International Womens Day jam keyline kitchen garden lacto-fermentation Lammas land landscape landscapes life lifestyle limeflowers livelihood livestock living labs logs Looby Macnamara lotion low cost low-impact Lush Spring Prize macerations Mangwende Orphan Care Trust market garden market gardening marmalade marshmallow mass heater meadowsweet medicinal microbes microfarm Midwest Permaculture mimic mindset mitigation money Morag Gamble moringa Mother Earth mulch multifunctional mushrooms native plants natural natural building natural fertiliser natural skincare natural swimming pool nature nature connection nitrogen no dig no waste no-dig November nutrition nuts observe oca October off-grid oil cleansing orchard orchards organic organic flowers organic gardening outdoor shower oven oxymel oyster pallets pasture-fed patterns people people care peoplecare perennials permaculture permaculture design permaculture magazine award permaculutre permayouth pesto pests philippines pine tree pips pizza oven plant profile plants pollinators pollution polyculture polycultures preserving principles propagating protection pruning prunings psycho-spiritual awareness psychospiritual transformation rainforest rainwater raspberries recipe recipes reduce reed beds regeneration regenerative regenerative agriculture relative location relative matter remedy renewable renewable energy resources restoration reuse revolution rhythms rootstock rootstocks roundhouse roundwood runner beans sage salad salve Samhain schools Scotland scotts pine seasonal seasons seeds selfcare Sepp Holzer september septic tanks sewage treatment shade sheet mulching shrubs skincare sloes slugs small solutions small-scale smallholding social justice soil health solar solutions sowing spiritual spring squash stacking functions stock-free straw straw bale summer sustainable Sweet Bay syntropic systems temperate terraces thistles thrutopia timber timber framing tincture tonic toolkit tools transformation trees upcycle urban veg garden vegan veganic vermicomposting vinegar walnuts waste water water cleansing watering weeds wellbeing wetland wild edges wild food wild garlic wildflower wildlife wine recipes wings winter winter greens winter salads wood stove woodburner woodland woodland management woodlands worms yarrow year-round food yield young people youth zai pits zone 00 zoning

Submit an Article

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 or pictures for possible inclusion in a future issue of Permaculture, please refer to the editorial and pictorial guidelines below.

Editorial Guidelines

Content

Permaculture readers are interested in two things:

  1. Practical, inspiring articles 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 people care 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.
  2. Permaculture also welcomes articles on a wide range of subjects. These can be stories about ecovillages, communities and projects. They can also be about subjects like energy decline and how we will live in a world increasing climate chaos; what sort of economic systems as well as energy systems will survive and prosper? We are looking for examples of pioneering new ways of living together and we appreciate critical thinking. We are NOT looking for ideological stories about eco living – to persuade others – we are interested in tried and tested soltuions that will provide genuine guidelines and examples and inspire our readers to positively adapt their lives, develop projects and refine their thinking.

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

For print: Length 1,000-1,500 words maximum per article. Articles can be emailed to rozie[at]permaculture.co.uk either in the body of the email or as an attached MS Word document. Before writing an article you are most welcome to email us with questions or send a synopsis.

For online: Length 500-800 words. (Sometimes we can stretch to 1,000.) It is very important to understand the articles already on our website and not submit replica articles.

Photographs & Illustrations are a must!

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).

Digital photographs 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 2000k (2MB) in size, though JPEGs of around 4MB are preferable. If shooting for or submitting possible cover images, please be aware that we require portrait aspect pictures of at least 2600 x 3660 pixels (minimum file size 4.5MB). Please send JPEG, TIF or RAW images to us via our Hightail account at https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/Permaculture

Photos must be submitted with captions and with the photographer’s name. It is best for photo names to include the photographer’s name and a few words of what is in the photo. 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.

Prints and slides are only acceptable in exceptional circumstances, i.e. where the content is unique and no digital equivalent exists. Please contact us before sending non-digital media. 

Recognisable photographs of people should have a model release or at least have the person’s permission to use it. Pictures of minors must be accompanied by a model release form signed by the child’s parents or guardians (forms can be found online or available from us on request). It is the photographer’s legal responsibility to ensure all pictures are cleared for reproduction both in Permaculture magazine and on the web.

Diagrams are welcome as JPEG files or TIF files.

We can and do pay for cover photographs.

If you have any editorial questions please contact the Assistant Editor, Rozie Apps (rozie[at]permaculture.co.uk).

For photographic enquiries please contact, Rozie Apps (rozie[at]permaculture.co.uk).

Editorial Deadlines

*15th August
*15th November
*15th February
*15th May

Writer’s Fund

We have set up a writers’ fund that pays a modest sum of £100 per published article for approximately 1000 words. At this time the writer’s fund cannot pay for every article published, and it is has to be discussed at the beginning of the submission process.

We also renumerate writers who are promoting courses, events, or their businesses via their article (or are academics or other paid employers who are required to publish their articles about their work) by barter for display advertisements, subscriptions or books. Please get in touch with Maddy Harland (maddy[at]permaculture.co.uk) to discuss what works best for you.