reminder: Call for Articles: Communities #179: Eco-Building
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Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:52:54 -0800 (PST)
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Hello again,

A reminder: /Communities/magazine is still seeking articles for issue #179, *"Eco-Building"*The issue will be out in June 2018.

Please send your article idea to editor [at] by *Friday, December 29, 2017*.

Your final article must reach us by *Friday, February 16, 2018*.

1. Theme articles:*Eco-Building*

 * What are your experiences with eco-building?
 * How do you define eco-building?What are its benefits and pitfalls?
 * Is eco-building especially suited to intentional communities? What
   opportunities do i.c.'s offer that may not be as present elsewhere
   to facilitate eco-building?
 * How have you seen intentional communities incorporate eco-building
   into their physical development, into their members' lives, and/or
   into their educational missions?
 * Please share eco-building "success" stories, as well as eco-building
   stories on the "learning experience/fiasco" continuum.
 * What eco-building techniques and materials hold particular promise?
   What techniques or materials pose notable perils?Which ones are
   geographically appropriate in one place but not another?
 * Has your community had to make hard choices or trade-offs, balancing
   cost, labor, or other considerations againstgreater
   ecologicalorsocial responsibility? What choices did you make, and why?
 * When is it moreappropriate to retrofit as opposed to building new?
   How can eco-building be incorporated into retrofits?
 * If, when building, you have not chosen to eco-build, whynot?
 * What are the ecological impacts of eco-building? The social and
   cultural impacts?The economic impacts? The political impacts? The
   personal impacts? The impacts on our worldview?
 * What tips, advice, guidelines can you share to help budding and
   future eco-builders, or communities considering eco-building?

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/
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