reminder: Call for Articles: Communities #187: Climate Justice through Community
From: Chris Roth - Communities Editor (
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:05:19 -0800 (PST)
Dear /Communities/ contributors and friends,

A reminder that/Communities/magazine is still seeking articles for issue #187, *"Climate Justice through Community**."*The issue will be out in June 2020.

Please send your article ideas to editor [at] /as soon as possible/. (We apologize for the delay in sending this reminder email--the main/Communities/ computer has been out for repair for the past two weeks.)

We ask that your final article reach us by *Monday, March 9, 2020*.

1. Theme articles:*Climate Justice through Community*

Please share your experiences, stories, and perspectives in response to any (or any combination) of the following questions:

 * Do you discuss "climate justice" in your community?
 * What steps are you taking, individually and/or as a community, in
   response to the threat and reality of climate disruption?
 * In what ways can community living reduce the amount or severity of
   climate change the world will experience?
 * How can community living mitigate the /effects/ of
   already-inevitable climate disruption?
 * Is the term "Deep Adaptation" familiar to you or your community?
 * How do yourcommunity's sustainability goals incorporate the views of
   marginalized people?
 * Does your community emulate or adapt the practices of indigenous
   communities in relation to the climate crisis?
 * What role can ecovillages and other intentional communities play in
   addressing the unequal impacts of climate change upon different
   segments of the world's population? How can ICs contribute to the
   movement for climate justice?
 * How much of a difference do you believe you or you community can
   make in large-picture issues such as climate disruption and climate
 * Is your main aspiration as a community to be a refuge from an
   out-of-balance civilization; to "wait it out and survive," somewhat
   separate from mainstream society; to be a possible future source of
   knowledge and wisdom about how to live more in balance,
   post-climate-collapse? Or is your mission to engage actively in
   measures to influence others now, in hopes of mitigating climate
   disruption before it reaches its worst, and attempting to help
   others in the short-term as well as long-term? Or is your approach
   to mostly "hope for the best" in terms of climate disruption and
   climate justice, while focusing on what you feel you have more
   control over? Or is it some combination of those three?
 * Does your community have a mission or a desire to reach out and
   serve other people less privileged and more heavily impacted by
   climate disruption? And/or are you yourself part of a more
   climate-vulnerable group?
 * How connected do you feel to people around the globe? Do you feel
   you are facing the same struggles?
 * How do you see yourselves in relation to the major issues facing
   humanity today? Do you see yourselves as activists?
   Teachers/researchers/explorers? Servants of a larger cause? Part of
   a larger community? How would you describe your roles in relation to
   the issue of climate justice?

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;
 * Ecological sustainability in community;
 * Social justice issues in community;
 * Networking to build the communities/ecovillages movement; and
 * Seeking community to join.

Suggested submission length is from 300 to 2500 words (although we sometimes stretch these limits). 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]

If you don’t want to write an article but want to submit photos, please check <> or contact Yulia Zarubina at 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. We always attempt to 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 <> or email us for our full Photo Guidelines. You may also choose to send us 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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