|Communities magazine Call for Articles, Spr '04 issue||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Communities Magazine (communitiesic.org)|
|Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2003 09:12:22 -0700 (MST)|
Hello, This is a Call for Articles for our Spring '04 issue of Communities magazine, "Community Seeker's Guide." It will be co-edited by myself and Patricia Greene, our Reach/Classified ad coordinator, and author of the "Seriously Seeking Community" article series. I'm sending this Call to everyone who has written for Communities magazine in the past, or who has inquired about writing for us. (Or you're someone whom I hope might want to submit an article.) I'm sending it the Cohousing L List as well. If you're interested, please tell me your article idea sometime before the end of November.. Deadline for completed articles is Monday, December 29th--seven and a half weeks from now. [[Thank you, everyone who responded to the previous Call for Articles for our Winter '03 issue, ³Thriving in Community.² Here's what we're publishing: "Still Thriving After All these Years . . . ," by Collette Hoff, Goodenough Community; "Song and Story at Songaia," by Nancy Lanphear; "Where There are Cooks, There's Good Morale," by Ma'ikwe Ludwig; "The Ecology of Community, Part I: Commitment To Place," by Jesse Wolf Hardin; "Finding My Heart at Camphill Soltane," by Mike Green. Plus feature articles: "ElderSpirit: Living the Spiritual Quest of Later Years," by Dene Peterson; "Seeing the Forest _and_ the Trees, Part I" (sustainable loggers and natural builders pursue right livelihood in community), by yours truly.]] I. ARTICLE CONTENT - SPRING '04 ISSUE 1. If you're a member of an ecovillage, cohousing project, or other form of intentional community: (1) How has it been hosting visitors? Easy, so-so or difficult? Do you have a regular procedure for visitors to follow? Do you have an organized way that visitors can get a sense of your community, and your community can get a sense of them? (2) What's your experience been in selecting new members? Do you have an organized way to invite people to join you, or to respond to those who ask to join you? Do you have provisional membership status before a new person becomes a full community member? How long is it? What kinds of procedures you do have so you can learn about the new person's vision and values for community and they can learn about yours? (3) How do you assess your method for getting new community members? What would you change about it? (4) Do you have any advice for community seekers? 2. If you're seeking a community to join: (1) What have your experiences been in visiting communities in a process of seeking a community to join? Have you had to schedule visits during vacation time? Has it been difficult or expensive or time-consuming? How have the communities received you? Have they been gracious and accommodating? Friendly but businesslike? Busy and brusque? (2) How has it been assessing communities that you're considering joining? (3) What do you use as criteria to assess your top candidates for joining? (4) How has it worked out when you've chosen one or more communities for further visits and serious consideration? (5) Do you have any advice for other community seekers? 3. If you've recently joined a community: (1) What was your search process like? (2) What was it about the community you joined that drew you? (3) If you didn't find a community you wanted to join, tell us about it. (4) If you've joined one, how has the orientation process been? (IS there an orientation process? If so, what's it been like?) (5) Do you have any advice for other community seekers? II. PHOTOS. If you'd like to write for this issue, we will need to borrow hard-copy photos or snapshots of people and or communities to illustrate your story. Important: Please don¹t submit an article unless: (1) YOU CAN MAIL US HARD-COPY** PHOTOS OR SNAPSHOTS BEFORE THE ARTICLE DEADLINE (12/29/03) --or-- 2) YOU CAN LET ME KNOW IN ADVANCE THAT YOU WON'T HAVE PHOTOS. In this case, if we use your article we'll commission an illustration, but we need plenty of advance warning to know that. Thanks! **We cannot use most digital photos, unless you have a high -end professional grade digital camera which creates images that are 300-360 dpi at 5x7 or 8x12 size. This means the images will be a high enough resolution to use used as lead photos for articles, or for the cover. The photos can be vertical or horizontal, black & white or color. We return the photos after the issue is published. Please mail them to Diana Christian/Communities magazine, c/o [note new address]: 1025, Camp Elliott Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711. III. PERMISSION. Please send the article only when anyone you need an OK from (such as fellow community members) has already been given. It¹s difficult for us to get ready to run an article, only to find out that the author hasn¹t gotten official permission to publish it yet. Ooops. -------- If you¹re interested, please let me know. I can send Writers Guidelines if you don¹t already have them. Thanks very much! I look forward to hearing from folks inspired by this issue theme. Diana Christian Editor, Communities magazine _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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