Spreading the Seeds — May 2022
Here’s what’s happening at Pollinate Magazine
Hello, friends! We’re so excited that so many people participated in 30 Days of Poetry. And now we want to answer March’s call for contributions about the Masculine by focusing in May on the Feminine. Here are the details.
POLLINATE MONTHLY SPECIAL SERIES — May 2022
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. In March, we focused on The Masculine. In May, we’re going to explore The Feminine.
What does it mean to be a woman in this world? What challenges do we face? What joys are we privileged to experience? Where is our power and how do we handle living in a world that tries to diminish that power?
What does it mean to love a woman? To understand her? To support her? How does it feel to have a woman or the energy of The Feminine in your life? How do the women in your life change, challenge, and champion you?
The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 13th.
In May, Kathryn, Yael, and the rest of the Pollinate team will be at the Pollinate Women’s Weekend (join us!), and as such, we’d appreciate contributions as early as you can send them, so we can have everything queued up well ahead of time. Everyone’s articles on The Feminine will publish on Monday, May 23rd. (See the note below to learn more about how our series publication process works.)
If you aren’t already writing for Pollinate but want to submit for consideration visit here.
If you just want to read this series, join us by following along all month long. Be sure to follow along with the series on Instagram as well.
A note about the monthly series:
Typically, we will publish all the articles on the third Monday of each month. This way, we can capture readers as they are engaging, giving them a chance to continue exploring the theme with other articles in the series. In other words, they can “binge” the material.
We find this attracts and retains readers more than a daily release of each article, and it allows us to publish as many articles as we can, whereas a daily release would limit that.
Each writer will be featured individually on Pollinate’s Instagram account, so every article gets its own “day in the spotlight.”
Our Month in Review
APRIL SPECIAL SERIES: 30 DAYS OF POETRY
For this year’s National Poetry Month, we wanted to challenge ourselves by posting a poem every single day of the month: 30 Days of Poetry. We weren’t sure we could make it happen — but with your help, we did! We were so honored to have so many talented poets share their work with us.
You can read the poems here.
POLLINATE WOMEN’S WEEKEND
What would it feel like to wake up in the morning and have nothing else on the agenda but you? That is what awaits you every morning at the Pollinate Women’s Weekend. A dynamic group of women “Pollinators” have come together to create a weekend where you come first. Nature, stillness, friendship, art, music, exercise, food, dancing, fire, ritual, sleep, hiking, talking, healing…whatever connects you to your soul; you will find it available at Pollinate Women’s Weekend. Join us, make time for something beautiful, make time for you!
SPRING POLLINATE IS MAY 19TH-22ND, 2022.
The cost to attend Pollinate Women’s Weekend is $350. Please visit our Registration Page for more details.
UPCOMING JUNE SPECIAL SERIES: RITUAL
What grounds us in the daunting pace of the modern world? What has been at the centerpiece of human life since we first appeared on this planet?
Start thinking about the rituals that sustain you in your day-to-day life. The rituals you once practiced that have fallen by the wayside. The rituals you want to bring into your life today. We’d love to hear your stories this June.
The deadline is Friday, June 17th.
Pollinate always welcomes submissions that don’t fit into the monthly series, but that focus on one of our regular topics: Spirituality, Relationships, Sexuality, Culture, or Nature. Please be sure to use the appropriate topic as a tag.
Pollinate Scribes’ Hive
Just a quick reminder about our Facebook group, Pollinate Scribes’ Hive. If you haven’t joined this private group yet, send a request. If you haven’t posted recently, let us know what you’re working on, what’s teasing your brain, what life looks like for you. We’re interested.
Pollinate Magazine Special Series: The Year Ahead
MAY 2022 — The 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 create and maintain soul-centered communities. There are infinite ways to achieve this and we are exploring many of them at Pollinate Ritual with intentionality, ritual, and heart. We host a variety of events in localized communities throughout the year, ranging from hikes and forest adventures to soulful 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 the ways we have created community, by bringing together writers as they share their thoughts, visions, and experiences on the page. The ritualistic nature of writing makes this a natural extension of the Pollinate experience — every writer, after all, goes through a similar process that leads them from inspiration to the finished product. Our monthly series allows us to create a community space around shared themes, harnessing the power of the ritual of writing.
Thank you so much for reading, thank you for writing, and thank you for being a part of this beautiful, soulful community. Each one of our voices contributes to this space and we are so grateful for each and every one of you.
Kathryn & Yael
Pollinate Editorial Staff
© Pollinate Magazine 2022