|Call for Articles: Communities #170: Finding or Starting Community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Communities Editor (editoric.org)|
|Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 04:36:12 -0700 (PDT)|
Hello,/Communities/magazine is now seeking articles for issue #170, *"Finding or Starting a Community."*The issue will be out in March 2016.
Please send your article idea to editor [at] ic.org by *Monday, September 21, 2015*.
Your final article must reach us by *Friday, November 20, 2015*. 1. Theme articles:*Finding or Starting a ***Community **/ for seekers:/** ** * What are your experiences looking for a community to live in? * What are your experiences visiting communities? * How has "community" found you? * What resources have been helpful to you in your search for community? * What advice or guidance would you have for others seeking community? / for founders:/ * What are your experiences starting or attempting to start a community? * What led you to start a new community rather than join an existing one? * What preparations are necessary or helpful for those aspiring to found a community? * What resources have been helpful to you in starting a new community? * What advice or guidance would you have for others starting a community? What do you wish you'd known when you began that you know now?Please remember that we are looking for stories, personal experiences, and concrete examples in your responses—these are what will make ideas and observations most "real" and relevant to readers. We are also open to receiving articles based on interviews with community seekers or founders.
[Please forward this email to anyone you think has a good story on this theme for /Communities/.]
2. We are also seeking articles about: * Creating community in your neighborhood; * Process and communication issues in community.Suggested submission length is from 300 to 2500 words. We invite submissions ranging from short vignettes to extensively-developed articles, and also invite suggestions of recommended resources and article leads. We're seeking articles written in a reader-friendly, popular-magazine style, rather than in an academic style. We ask contributors to share stories and experiences, not just ideas; write about challenges, not just successes; and describe specific situations that will help your story come alive for the reader. Before you start writing, please checkic.org/submissions-to-communities-magazine or contact us for our full Writers' Guidelines--and let us know your article idea so that we can give feedback on how it may fit into /Communities/.Contact Chris Roth at editor [at] ic.org <mailto:editor [at] ic.org>.
If you don’t want to write an article but want to submit photos, please check ic.org/submissions-to-communities-magazine or contact Yulia Zarubina at layout [at] ic.org <mailto:layout [at] ic.org> for our Photo Guidelines.
*I. What "Submitting an Article"**Means.*We will promise to read your article, but we may respectfully decline it and not publish it, or save it and publish it in a future issue. We also reserve the right to edit, shorten, or revise your article. Most of the time we contact authors about this ahead of time and get their comments, corrections, etc.
*II. Getting Permission Ahead of Time.*Please send the article only when you have permission from anyone you need it from, such as fellow community members. We endeavor to present a diversity of views on community, including controversial or critical views, in a respectful and cooperative manner. If your article may generate controversy or strong reactions, or if the group(s) would want the chance to review it, please share your draft with group members to get their input before sending it to us. (Please see our Writers' Guidelines for additional details.)
*III. Publication Rights.*Once your article appears in /Communities/, we own first North American Publishing Rights. This means your article appears in /Communities/the first time it appears in North America. In addition to appearing in /Communities/, your article may also appear on our website or in future compilations. You retain all other rights to it. If you'd like to use it elsewhere, you can, and we would appreciate your using an attribution line saying, "This article first appeared in /Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture/, (date); for further information on /Communities/: ic.org/communities-magazine-home."
*IV. Photos.*If we publish your article, we want to accompany it with compelling images that illustrate your subject. You know your subject best, so we are appealing to you for images. If others in your community or group like taking pictures, they might already have great images to go with your article. If you would like to submit an article but cannot supply photos, that's fine; however, please give us plenty of advance notice so that if we use your article we can get an illustrator. Please check ic.org/submissions to-communities-magazine or email us for our full Photo Guidelines. We also appreciate an author photo to accompany your short (several-line) author bio.
Thanks for your contributions! Chris Roth Editor, /Communities/ editor [at] ic.org -- Chris Roth Editor, /Communities/ 81868 Lost Valley Lane Dexter, OR 97431 editor [at] ic.org 541-937-5221 ic.org/communities-magazine-home for /Communities/ advertising, please contact Christopher Kindig: ads [at] ic.org 443-422-3741 for photos and layout, please contact Yulia Zarubina: layout [at] ic.org 910-617-6136
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