Call for Submissions

Asparagus is putting out its inaugural print issue, and we want your pitches!

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The deadline for this call for submissions (February 4, 2019) has now passed. You are welcome to check out our regular Submission Guidelines, however, and send in pitches for online or future print publications.

Calling all sustainability-minded writers and journalists! Asparagus Magazine — a publication dedicated to telling the large and small stories of how we can live sustainably — is putting out its inaugural print issue in the first half of 2019. And we want your pitches!

We’re looking for short, reported pieces (500–1,000 words) for our front-of-book section, that tell environmental, social, or cultural stories about sustainability in a way that is intersectional, impactful, firmly grounded in science, but also fun.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, stories about:

  • Food and agriculture;
  • Urban planning, cities, and transport;
  • Travel and leisure;
  • Green-living strategies and products;
  • Arts and culture; and
  • People, businesses, and organizations working to make our world a better place (particularly on the West Coast of North America).

We’re also looking for pitches for our new Natural History department. Natural History will feature long-form, first-person essays (1,500–2,000 words) about the threat(s) faced by something natural the writer has personal history with. The writing focus should be split between the personal and the science/politics of the threat. (For a longer-than-what-we’re-looking-for example, see

Please send your pitches to Editrix-in-Chief Jessie Johnston at by Monday, February 4, 2019.

Asparagus Magazine pays competitive rates and is committed to featuring diverse voices, including those traditionally under-represented in the media. We would love to see more pitches from writers who are Indigenous, have a racialized background, or belong to the LGBTQI, disabled, and other marginalized communities.

For more details about what makes us tick, please see the Asparagus Manifesto. For specific pitching instructions, see our Submission Guidelines.

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