Just follow these simple steps!
- Pitch your article stating the topic, angle and approximate word count of your article to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once approved, put your piece into a google-doc and share the doc with email@example.com.
- Include all of your photos where you want them placed in the article with captions on each photo describing what’s happening in the photo and proper photo credits.
- In addition to including the photos in the article, please send the photos as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org (we are unable to copy or save the photos directly from the google-doc).
- Once you have shared your article with us, our editor, will review it, correct basic grammatical issues and leave “comments” in the sidebar of the article with suggested edits.
- Once you have received the article back with the suggested edits and grammatical corrections, we will ask you to amend the article based on the suggestions.
- Once you have made your edits, send the article back to us letting us know that you’ve made the edits. If no further edits need to be made, we will publish it on our blog!
Do’s & Dont’s
- #1 – Provide VALUE to the reader.
- Ideas for writing angles: specific radical transformation stories,experiences visiting impact centers, taking courses, attending transformational events, working on meaningful social or permaculture projects, eco-techniques, exchanging with indigenous communities, how to’s, lists (ex. “Ten reasons why…,”)
- Use as many sections with titles, and bullet points to make your article easiest for the reader to digest.
- Start your blog post in a way that will keep readers wanting to read. Perhaps it is funny, interesting, exciting, or piques their interest.
- Use active voice where appropriate.
- Draw meaningful conclusions and discuss ideas and motivations.
- Use specific examples to illustrate what you’re saying.
- Reflect on 1-2 specific themes that kept coming up for you during the experience. Use these themes to guide your writing and reflect on larger issues instead of documenting every moment of the journey like a travelogue.
- Use specific examples from your experience to support your statements.
- Talk about your specific experience. At the end, if you want to relate your experience to the larger community or encourage others to try something similar, go for it.
- Include resources for our readers. (ex: This is why my yoga retreat was amazing. Here is why everyone should try a yoga retreat. Here are the some things to look out for when choosing a yoga retreat.)
- Write a title that draws the reader in to want to open the article.
- Avoid using words in a context that some people would not understand. Examples: “offerings, gifts, intention, diving deeper, etc”. Use clear language that anyone can understand.
- Avoid use of slang: awesome, epic, heart-opening, etc. Find a better way to communicate your ideas or feelings specifically.
- If you want to discuss plant medicines, or anything that would be considered controversial please be tactical in the way that it is and your will make sure the context is appropriate.
- Watch for run on sentences. If you are not sure, start a new sentence. Keep it simple and clear. Use good paragraph structure, large block of text are intimidating to readers.
- Make it as concise as possible. Be detailed, but keep it short. On average, an article should run around 600 min and 1000 max words.
- Focus on outcomes and results of transformational experiences, rather than describing the experience, leave out step by step process.
- If you want to do play by plays add photos with captions but minimize play by plays
- Don’t state the obvious. Example: most people who travel knows the sun rises in the east.
- Include personal narrative, but don’t let it get in the way of making a larger point, drawing conclusions from your experience, or discussing larger ideas.
We suggest that you send the article to us (for editing) 1 week prior to the date you would like it to be published.
Thank you for working with us to create a smooth and streamlined process.
You’re on your way to being published!