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This is an email from From the Pollinate Editor's Desk, a newsletter by Pollinate Magazine.


Spreading the Seeds — January 2022

Here’s What’s Happening at Pollinate Magazine

Dear Writers, Readers, and Pollinators,

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, wherever and whenever you are. We’d like to take a moment to let you know about what we’re up to over here at Pollinate. First up: our monthly series.


Each month we host a series of stories focusing on a central, topical theme. We present this theme to our writers and challenge them to consider this topic as it applies to their lives. The theme for January is Rest. We are looking forward to presenting our series, January 24th —January 28th. Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 21st. Tune in here and follow us on our other Social Media channels for the latest and most up-to-date happenings. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and tune in to a special Spoken Word Written Word segment with esteemed writer Yael Wolfe.

What does rest mean to you? After a long year following a longer year before it, we’re all tired. A lot of us are probably tired of being tired. How can we (or how do we) find the rest we need? Are we getting the physical, mental, energetic, emotional, and spiritual rest we need? If not, what can we do to find rest in our lives? Do you practice a ritual around rest? We’d love to hear about it. Consider this topic — rest — and then get that pen spilling ink. We want to hear your voice.

Our Month in Review

Our December series focused on Connection. Our writers explored and offered stories from family memories to fond memories of early friendships. Other stories presented both heartbreaking and heartwarming strategies for staying connected through difficult times. Food, connection to self, disconnection, and appreciation for weak ties were also explored. If you missed this series, you can catch up here.


Our upcoming February series will focus on Food. Writers, be sure to check the communications on the Facebook Writer’s group for prompts and further information about this series, including the submission deadline of Friday, February 18th. Feel free to get involved with your own story and perspective.

Looking forward

Outside of our Monthly Special Series, open submission articles we accept and publish will be focused on one of the following topics: Spirituality, Relationships, Sexuality, Culture, or Nature. Please be sure to tag the appropriate category that your articles align with. For each of our upcoming series, please note the categories; deadlines will be posted with each newsletter.

Scribe Tribe is Now Live!

Every month we will be hosting an evening of practicing our craft as writers. If you are already a member of the Pollinate Scribe Tribe on Facebook (formerly known as Pollinate Magazine Writer’s Group) then you are already part of the Tribe. Our events will be posted in this private Facebook group, so if you are interested in participating in any of these events, be sure to check your notifications there for the event invite. Each monthly session will be limited to the first four participants to sign up. This month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 19th, at 7 p.m. CST and will go until 9 p.m. CST.

Please sign up through the Facebook group. If you are not a member yet and would like to be, please email us at hello@pollinateritual.com, Subject line: Scribe Tribe. We look forward to working with you!

Pollinate Magazine Special Series: The Year Ahead

JANUARY 2022 — Rest
FEBRUARY 2022 — Food
MARCH 2022 — Masculine
APRIL 2022 — Poetry (All month — every day)
MAY 2022 Feminine
JUNE 2022 — Ritual
JULY 2022 — Creativity
AUGUST 2022 — Sex | Erotica
SEPTEMBER 2022 — Nature
OCTOBER 2022 — Forgiveness
NOVEMBER 2022 — Death
DECEMBER 2022 — Prosperity

More About Pollinate Ritual

Pollinate Ritual helps humans, and the communities they create, become and stay, soul-centered. There are an infinite amount of ways to lead a soul-centered life and we are exploring many of them at Pollinate Ritual with the common thread of ritualizing those things so that they become ubiquitous in our world. We host many events in localized communities throughout the year, ranging from hikes and forest foraging adventures to one-of-a-kind retreats, such as the upcoming Pollinate Women’s Weekend. Whatever we do we try to bring forth the true nature of community.

Pollinate Magazine is one of our homes for community where souls gather to speak their voices and where seeds of love, hope, compassion, and vision are shared. We have established a beautiful gathering of writers here at Pollinate Magazine and we are grateful to be able to host and share their thoughts and souls with you. Ritual is core to what we do as writers, as we sit, think, write, and offer our voice to the masses. At Pollinate Magazine, we bring the power of ritual as word to the power of soul-centered living through each of our monthly series as well as through regular contributions from our dedicated writing staff.

From everyone at Pollinate Magazine, with great gratitude to Pollinate Ritual, we wish to thank you for reading, thank you for writing, thank you for being part of this beauty we share. Thank you for allowing our souls to speak through the chorus of our many voices.

With Peace,

Kathryn & Anthony,
Pollinate Editorial Staff

© Pollinate Magazine 2022


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Anthony O'Dugan

Anthony O'Dugan

I love to rhyme, often sensually. I have to write, otherwise insanity. I leave my heart on paper. Feel free to feel my feels. I comment lovingly and completely.