Re: Call for Articles: Communities #160: Youth in Community
From: oz (
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:28:04 -0800 (PST)
Hi Chris,

What would you think about a SHORT article on Synchronicity LA, a large
shared household near downtown Los Angeles:

I visited for 3 nights in January, interviewing members for the
cohouseholding project. I attended meetings, cooked with members, and
generally enjoyed hanging out. I think they'd make a great story about
creating community in your neighborhood - with an interesting twist

Part of what makes them remarkable is that since its founding about five
years ago, this small community has spawned several other shared houses in
the immediate neighborhood. Today, in addition to Synchronicity, you'll now
find the Ship, Stone House, Lemon House, Morningwood Manor, Treehouse, and
others - each household has their own vibe. While there, I interviewed a
young woman who was creating a new household, named Open Space - their
theme is minimalism and produce.

Collectively, they have named their neighborhood the BLVD and have monthly
meetings to plan and coordinate amongst the various households. I attended
one of these meetings, which was pretty wonderful.

When I say short, I really mean it. The three paragraphs above are about
150 words. I'm envisioning an article of maybe 500-600 words. I also have
some decent photos, including one of their aquaponics system next to their
art studio.

What do you think?

Best, Oz

On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Communities Editor <
communities.editor [at]> wrote:

> Hello,
> /Communities/ magazine is now seeking articles for issue #160, "*Youth
> in Community*." The issue will be out in September 2013.
> Please send your article idea to _editor@ic.org_
> <mailto:editor [at]>by *Friday, March 22, 2013*.
> Your final article must reach us by *Friday, May 24, 2013*.
> 1. Theme articles: */Youth in Community
> /*/possible questions to address (feel free to pick and choose or
> innovate)/
>   * What are your experiences raising (or helping raise) children in
>     intentional community?
>   * What are the differences between childhoods spent in and out of
>     intentional community?
>   * Can the positive aspects of a communal childhood be replicated
>     outside of an intentional community setting? How?
>   * Whether within or outside of intentional community, can educational
>     programs for children provide an experience of more authentic
> community?
>   * What are your experiences growing up in community (intentional or
>     otherwise)? What did you learn?
>   * What roles do younger generations play in community?
>   * How are people in their teens and twenties helping shape the present
>     and future of communities and the communities movement?
>   * What role does "youthfulness" play in community? Can community
>     encourage youthfulness, regardless of chronological age?
> Please remember that we are looking for stories, personal experiences,
> and concrete examples in your responses--­these are what will make your
> 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 check _
> <> 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@ic.org_ <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@ic.org_ <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
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> *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. 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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