Do you want to write for Permaculture Women Magazine?

Join our global community of feminist writers, sharing designs, ideas, arts, and stories that elevate the voices of women in permaculture.

We’re looking for women to join our volunteer writing staff. You won’t get paid (none of us do) but you are welcome to promote your work at the end of your article, and you’ll get to be a part of a burgeoning community of permaculture women writers, sharing work and supporting each other to spread the word about permaculture, in all its manifestations.

As founding Editor-in-Chief, I have a vision for this publication. I want it to be a place where we stretch far beyond the commonly-held misconception that permaculture is all about gardening and eco-villages. Yes, I want our readers to come here for cool garden tips, but I also want them to discover that the women here are some of the boldest and most innovative thinkers of our time, and the work we are doing, both in black and white and out on the land, is shaping an emerging culture.

I want you to be a part of this. Previously published work is always welcome, or let this be a call to action for you to write something fresh!

And whether you join our writing team or not, for sure connect with us on Facebook, both in the Permaculture Women community forum and in the more focused, Permaculture Women Writers group, which I created specifically to support this magazine.

See you in there!

Heather Jo Flores

Submission Instructions:

Step 1: If you haven’t done so already, join Medium, create your tiny profile and add a picture. www.medium.com

Step 2: Review our style guide. This will help you to ensure your articles are accepted for the magazine, and if you want to also teach in Permaculture Women’s Guild’s online courses, you’ll need to follow the same guide.

Step 3: Send a query and a writing sample to heatherjoflores@gmail.com

In the query, include:

  • Your Medium @username
  • Your CV, Resume, Website, or a summary of your qualifications
  • 2 Samples of your published writing OR one completed draft of an article you’d like to submit.
  • A letter explaining why you want to write for the magazine and which departments you would most like to write for. Include a couple of story pitches.

The options are:

  1. Eco-Heroines (interviews with women doing good work for the Earth)
  2. Design (write about your own projects)
  3. Garden Tips (from your personal experience)
  4. Voices (share your rants, opinions, philosophies about issues that matter to you)
  5. Decolonize (articles about decolonizing the land, ourselves, and the permaculture movement.)
  6. Inner Landscape (using permaculture for self-care, mental health, and to improve our relationships)

If I think you’re a good fit, I’ll add you as a writer and send you a confirmation email. Once you’re added as a writer, here’s how to submit an article to the publication:

To add a new story*, click here: https://medium.com/new-story

Add your title, subtitle, and story. Add an image after the subtitle. (Articles without at least one image will not be published.)

Please: Make sure your work is edited for accuracy, clarity, and flow. I have a volunteer proofreader but she’s only looking for small errors, not developmental issues. If your article needs major surgery, I won’t be able to publish it. If you want to improve as a writer, and you need coaching and developmental editing, I can help you, or you are welcome to share your works-in-progress in this group and ask for feedback.

(If you want to submit a story you’ve previously posted to Medium, go to the story and click “edit”, then follow the directions below)

Here’s how to add your story to our publication:

Upper right corner next to Publish, click the “…”

drop down to “add to publication” and select Permaculture Women.

I will review your story, add tags that file it into the correct department, and publish it.

Have fun!

  • To see who’s on our current writing staff, go here.
  • To read an article with excellent tips on how to write an article that people will read and share, go here.

p.s. You’re invited to be a part of a whole new kind of online permaculture course, taught by more than 40 women from 13 countries.