If you’re like me, you want to get to the heart of what food means to humans.
Brain Food Magazine looks behind the stories we get told about food every day.
We aim to become the foremost source of thought-provoking independent food writing. This is a place for counterculture, opinions, thoughts and ideas which make people think about food’s place in the world.
We do not tell people how to live, we motivate them to think.
Articles can be from any perspective, opinion or evidence, futuristic or historical. You might be a consumer or a CEO, a climate change activist or a government agent, an academic or a farmer, unpublished or best-selling author — as long as what you write is meaningful.
We welcome quality writing of any length, relating to food, from confident voices.
Guidelines for submitting to Brain Food Magazine:
- We do not want recipes, restaurant reviews, nutritional/diet advice, event coverage or “I only ate deep-fried Kimchi for a month and this is what happened” experiences. If you can extract the greater social meaning behind those experiences, then get in touch.
- Ensure your article is engaging and thought-provoking, avoiding technical or academic writing styles.
- Create an eye-catching, thought-provoking title. Medium readers choose which stories to read, based on this single line of text. It’s the most important line in your entire article and success depends upon it.
- Add a standfirst to your article. This is a few lines after the title which summarises the piece and draws the reader in. Read more info here.
- Each piece must contain a high quality header image cropped landscape with a credited source (3:2 ratio, suggested 1800px wide x 1200px tall). Preferably something abstract, unusual, unique and not a traditional food photo. I recommend https://unsplash.com for free images.
- Additional images throughout the text are preferable, especially if your article is over 600-800 words.
- Use Medium’s seperators ( . . . ) between sections to create natural breaks in the flow of the text.
- Use Medium’s quote feature to highlight important passages of text for the reader
- If your work has already been published elsewhere such as on a personal blog, please credit this by adding “This article was originally published on *date* on *website*”
- If I feel an article needs editing before publishing, we will send feedback via private notes.
- Titles need to be formatted In Capital Case.
- Ensure your profile is complete with a good quality profile picture.
- You always retain the copyright of your work.
Share your Medium draft using the ‘share’ link at the top of the draft page. E-mail it to email@example.com or DM me on Twitter. If you do not receive a response within one week then please follow up via email.