Call for Submissions: Alternatives Journal - One Sustainable Community at a Time
originally posted at: http://www.planetfriendly.net/gwd.php?id=7897
Call for Submissions
One Sustainable Community at a Time
Submissions Due: February 2, 2009
Alternatives is looking for examples of remarkable buildings, liveable streets, vibrant neighbourhoods, and environmentally diverse and healthy communities. We want to know how they are organized, why they are working and what we can do to spread their lessons.
Ideas for submissions include, but are not limited to:
- Examples of successful and unsuccessful buildings, streets, neighbourhoods, towns, villages or cities, both in Canada and abroad.
- Discussions of policies, programs and laws that strengthen our communities.
- Suggestions about the small, often undervalued, things that play a significant role in creating sustainable communities.
- Details about the people who are making a difference.
- Ideas about what makes a community cohesive, multicultural or otherwise special.
- Examples of specific initiatives that have strengthened communities socio-economically, culturally or physically.
Alternatives combines the learned rigour of an academic journal with the breezy style of a magazine. We aim to publish the best environmental writing and photo journalism in the country and present ideas that are engaging, thought-provoking and insightful.
Before responding to this call for submissions, please read several back issues of the magazine so that you understand the nature of our publication. We also suggest you go through the detailed submission procedures to understand the types and lengths of articles we accept.
Queries should explain, IN LESS THAN 300 WORDS, the content and scope of your article, and should convey your intended approach, tone and style. Please include a list of people you will interview, potential images or sources for images and the number of words you propose to write. We would also like to receive a very short bio. And if you have not written for Alternatives before, please include other examples of your writing. Articles range from about 500 to 2000 words in length.
Keep in mind that our lead time is several months. Articles should not be so time-bound that they will seem dated once published.
Alternatives has a limited budget of about 10 cents per word for several articles. This stipend is available to professional and amateur writers and students only. Please indicate your interest in this funding in your submission.
Send submissions electronically to:
Nicola Ross, Executive Editor
by February 2, 2009