Re: Call for Articles #174: Communities and Climate Change
From: Alice Alexander (
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 07:07:15 -0700 (PDT)
What great alignment - this spring Communities Magazine theme of
communities and climate change with our May 2017 National Cohousing
Conference <> theme of building sustainable,
resilient communities.

For those considering submitting articles, also consider presenting at the
conference. Visit our call for presentations.

I look forward to collaborating with the FIC at the conference, including
we hope the FIC bookstore which will feature this issue of Communities.
Alice Alexander, Coho/US Executive Director

On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 11:41 AM, Communities Editor <editor [at]> wrote:

> Hello,
> /Communities/magazine is now seeking articles for issue #174,
> *"Communities and Climate Change."*The issue will be out in March 2017.
> Please send your article idea to editor [at] by *Monday,  September 19,
> 2016*.
> Your final article must reach us by *Friday, November 18, 2016*.
> 1. Theme articles:*Communities and Climate Change*
>  * What challenges does climate change pose to your intentional
>    community, now and in the future?
>  * What is your community doing to respond to the challenges of climate
>    change?
>  * How have you personally responded to the threat of climate change?
>  * What can others learn from the steps communitarians and communities
>    are taking both to mitigate the intensity of climate change, and to
>    adapt to its effects?
>  * Specifically, what models and strategies can members of cooperative
>    groups and/or local networks implement together to help lessen the
>    severity of climate change and its impacts in the areas of:
>      o Food
>      o Transportation
>      o Energy
>      o Shelter
>      o Water
>      o Health
>      o Nutrient Cycling
>      o Land Stewardship
>      o Ecological Diversity
>      o Politics/Governance
>      o Communication
>      o Cultural Preservation
>      o Social Justice
>      o Local and Global Conflict
>      o Etc.
>      o ?
> 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.
> [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;
>  *
>    Starting a new community;
>  *
>    Process and communication issues in community; and
>  *
>    Seeking community to join.
> 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
> 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] <mailto:editor [at]>.
> If you don’t want to write an article but want to submit photos, please
> check or contact Yulia
> Zarubina at layout [at] <mailto:layout [at]> 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/:
> *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
> 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]
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Alice Alexander
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