Communities Mag. - Call for Submissions
From: Daniel Greenberg (
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 16:11:33 -0700 (MST)
Dear Friends,

Hello!  I am writing to you about the Fall 2000 issue of Communities 
Magazine, which will be on the topic of "Educating About Community". 
I have agreed to guest edit this issue and would like to ask for your 
assistance in gathering appropriate articles and resources.

My vision for this issue is somewhat unique. In addition to articles 
related to this theme, I hope to gather and present information and 
resources that will be valuable to anyone interested in learning or 
teaching about community.  For example, we might create an annotated 
bibliography of educational resources or a list of college courses 
related to community. It might even be possible to create a chart and 
resource section like the ones in Communities Directory, but focusing 
on educational opportunities within and about community. If this 
catches on, regular updates could also be published in the magazine.

My hope is that this resource guide will be useful to a variety of audiences:

  o COMMUNITY SEEKERS who want to learn more about community in general or
     perhaps about one community in particular;
  o COMMUNITY MEMBERS who might like to develop their own educational programs;
  o COLLEGE STUDENTS who would like to study community as part of their
     academic career; and
  o EDUCATORS who might want to create or enhance a course about community.

To make this work, I would like to ask you to take a few moments to 
write down and send me any information that you are aware of in the 
following categories:

  o COMMUNITIES that offer educational &/or apprenticeship/internship programs
  o EDUCATION PROGRAMS outside of but related to community (e.g., study
     groups, workshops)
  o COLLEGE COURSES related to community (contact info would be very helpful)
  o OTHER RESOURCES that would be helpful to someone trying to learn or teach
     about community (e.g., group exercises, books and videos, curriculum)

If you prefer, I would also be happy to call you to discuss leads. Thank you!!

And of course, I am also soliciting submissions for this issue.  I 
would like to include a variety of perspectives on the topic of 
educating about community including:

  o COMMUNITIES - What programs do you offer? Why? What have you learned?
  o EDUCATORS - What have you tried? What works? What doesn't?
  o PARTICIPANTS - What did you learn?  How did it differ from other learning

In addition to articles, I am also looking for relevant interviews, 
short anecdotes, poems, photographs, and artwork that could enhance 
this issue. My goal is to receive all submission inquiries by 
February 29 (you get an extra day this year!) and all completed 
articles by April 30. Article length is 750-2,500 words and shorter 
submissions can be used as side bars. Writer's Guidelines will be 
sent in response to submission of ideas.

Please know that we may edit, shorten, not use your article, or save 
it for a future issue. So while we actively seek your contribution, 
we need to let you know that publication is not a sure thing. Each 
chosen author will receive either a year-long subscription to the 
magazine or four copies of the Fall 2000 issue. If you send us an 
article that we don't end up using, we will still send you a 
complimentary copy of the issue as a thank you.

This issue will really need help from a lot of people to succeed. 
Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.  And 
please feel free to pass this message on to anyone you feel might be 
interested.  Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you.

In community,

Daniel Greenberg

  Daniel Greenberg, Ph.D. |  Living Routes - Ecovillage Education Consortium
  email: daniel [at]    |  c/o Sirius, 72 Baker Rd., Shutesbury, MA  
  phone: (413) 259-1199   |; Tel:(888) 
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