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Issue 7: The Magic of the Natural World
We would love to have a variety of article ideas: from stories about a specific moment in nature to tutorials for using foraged items to create pigments or as tools. We want to be inspired by your connections with nature, in whatever way that takes place, whether it’s hiking in the backcountry or in your rooftop garden in a city.
We have room for a mix of lengths and would like to see ideas for short, two page spreads, as well as longer narratives. For additional ideas, take a look at the gallery themes for this issue, which are inspired by the four elements: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire.
At this time, we are only asking for you to submit your article ideas with representational artwork. Once we finalize submissions, we will ask those that are chosen to complete their articles and submit final artwork.
If applicable, you are welcome to inquire about including artist papers that readers can use in their own journals as collage materials. If you are interested, please send me an email to discuss further. (hello at strawberrymoon dot art or use the contact form).
What to submit
At this time, I am looking for proposals only. You do not need to have a completed article. You’ll be able to fill out the form below with the following information:
- A brief summary of your proposed article.
- A picture or two of artwork that represents the idea of your proposal. This can be work in progress and does not need to be artwork that you will submit for publication.
- An indication of the type and approximate length of your proposed piece. I won’t hold you to the length, but it helps me to plan when evaluating submissions. (The form has suggestions that you can use in your response). I’d like to see a variety of lengths (from short that fit a single page/spread to longer form narratives).
The Publication Process
After the submission deadline, my guest editor and I will review all of the submissions. By the end of that week, I will contact everyone that submitted a proposal. If I accept your proposal, you’ll have until February 19, 2024 to write and submit your final article and the accompanying artwork. If you need any feedback as you write and edit, I am more than happy to review rough drafts.
I will share a link to a form that you will use to submit your final draft and artwork. This will also include a place for you to share your bio, photo of yourself, and links you want me to share.
All submitted work is copyedited (either by myself or another person) and if there are any questions or clarifications needed, one of us will be in contact with you. We do our best to make your words as clear as possible.
During the layout process, I will share a rough draft of your article with you, so you can review the final copyedited text and get an idea of how it will look in its final form. This is your chance to make any changes, including making sure we didn’t mess anything up in the copyediting process.
Before the magazine is open for presale, I’ll be in touch letting you know the timing and sharing graphics that you can use to promote your participation in the issue.
All authors will receive a free digital copy of the magazine.
US authors can choose either a free print copy (including shipping) plus $20 USD or $40 USD. You’ll be asked for your choice when you submit your final article in February.
International authors will receive a $40 USD payment.
If you have a print subscription, I will add an issue to your subscription.
Strawberry Moon Magazine is inclusive and actively seeks to work with ALL artists, regardless of color, identity, talent, age, or ability.
Issue #7 Deadlines
January 15, 2024: deadline to submit proposals for articles.
January 19, 2024: All article submissions will receive a response by this date.
February 19, 2024: Deadline to submit final article text and illustrative photos.
I am expecting a release of mid to late April for this issue.