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.
Permaculture readers are interested in two things:
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.
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 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).
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.