Spreading the Seeds — October 2022
Here’s what’s happening at Pollinate Magazine
We’re kicking off Libra season, a time of balance, justice, and…forgiveness. Which is exactly what we’ll be talking about this month at Pollinate Magazine.
POLLINATE MONTHLY SPECIAL SERIES —October 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. Last month, we focused on the theme of Nature. This month, we’re going to explore the theme of Forgiveness.
Who are you being called to forgive? What do you think forgiveness will bring into your life? Do you feel forgiveness is a necessary spiritual practice? Are there places in your life where you have chosen not to forgive?
We’d love to hear your thoughts. We’re looking for essays, articles, op-eds, poetry… Get creative! If you need some inspiration, check out our Spirituality section.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 17th. Please use the tag “FORGIVENESS 2022.”
Everyone’s articles for this month’s theme will be published on Monday, October 24th. (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 and then contact Yael Wolfe at welcome[at]yaelwolfe[dot]com to ask to be added as a writer.
If you just want to read this series, join us by following along on Medium and Instagram.
A note about the monthly series:
Typically, we will publish all the articles on the third or fourth 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
SEPTEMBER SPECIAL SERIES: NATURE
In our series last month, we talked about our false separation from nature (it’s actually right there at our front door), the spiritual dimensions of water, how Mother Nature doesn’t need our supervision (and why it’s dangerous that we think She does), and how nature is even better than sex.
You can read everything here.
UPCOMING NOVEMBER SPECIAL SERIES: DEATH
As we dive further into the darkest time of the year, the symbolism of death becomes more and more prevalent. And we’re going to take a deep dive right into it.
We’ll be talking about death as a metaphor, as well as literal death. Grief. Saying goodbye to loved ones. Burying a part of ourselves that has died. Divorce and breakups. Leaving a life behind that no longer fits us… We’re ready to talk about it all.
The deadline is Monday, November 14th. (To be published the following Monday. Use the tag DEATH 2022.)
Pollinate Magazine Special Series: The Year Ahead
NOVEMBER 2022 — Death
DECEMBER 2022 — Prosperity
Publishing Outside the Series
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.
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