From the Web Site:
Herizons aims to reflect a feminist philosophy that is diverse and relevant to women’s daily lives. The purpose of Herizons is to empower women; to inspire hope and foster a state of wellness that enriches women’s lives; to build awareness of issues as they affect women; to foster a spirit of co operation; to promote the strength, wisdom and creativity of women; to broaden the boundaries of feminism to include building coalitions and support among other marginalized peoples; to foster peace and ecological awareness and to expand the influence of feminist principles in the world. Herizons is a non-profit organization based in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.
What Herizons Publishes
Herizons’ audience is a feminist readership. Articles about applying feminist principles in work, in relationships and organizations, and in social justice are welcome. Our readers are interested in health issues, social and political issues, environmental issues, equality issues, justice issues, spiritual issues; parenting issues and all issues informed by diverse racial and cultural experiences. Articles in which the writer is engaged with the material work best; personal experiences, journalism style articles, interviews, articles which bring in current research and a clear feminist perspective are all things we look for.
500 – 700 words. News items of interest to feminist readers taking place in communities across Canada.
1,000 – 3,000 In depth articles on feminist debates, current social/ political/legal/environmental/culture emerging issues or personal stories with a broader social relevance. Can be interview style, essay style or journalism style. Non academic writing is preferred.
350-words Book, music and film reviews; preference is given to Canadian authors, filmmakers, musicians. $55
Payment License Use:
Payment is made in Canadian funds upon publication. Articles in Herizons are licensed for first time North American rights @ .25 cents per word with an additional .5 cents per word for non-exclusive subsidiary rights, including the right to transfer articles to CD rom for educational/academic libraries and/or secure on-line database services. (Total .30 per word) Herizons reserves the right to post select articles on Herizons’ web site in order to promote the magazine.
From the Web Site:
Please direct all queries to editor @ naturalhomemagazine.com. Please provide a brief pitch of your article—what department you think it would fit in and what topic you are interested in approaching. Please allow time for an editor to respond to your query, and please note that the editorial calendar for the year is planned six months in advance.
Contracts and Payments
Upon assignment of an article, you will receive a Natural Home magazine freelance contract containing information on the agreed-upon deadline, length, material to be covered, and fee. Natural Home Magazine buys non-exclusive first North American and reprint rights. Payment (whether on publication or acceptance) should be discussed ahead of time with the assigning editor.
Tone of Articles
We strive to create a readable, user-friendly magazine that will be entertaining and informative for readers interested in living a healthy, environmentally conscious lifestyle. The best way to understand Natural Home’s content and tone is to read the magazine, especially previous examples of articles similar to the one you’re working on. Various sections of the magazine have different requirements. The Good To Know section is filled with short, bite-sized information. Features are much longer and frequently require vendor resources—information on where you can buy certain products. (See our Style Guide for information on how to cite Resource Information.)
There are, however, a few rules of thumb:
* Use second person “you” rather than anonymous third person “one.”
* In general, avoid passive voice.
* Avoid cliches.
* Make your writing as colorful and sensually evocative as possible.
* Stay on topic and be succinct.
* Avoid rambling structure by sticking to a general outline.
* Use compelling quotes that flow smoothly. If the source’s grammar or phrasing needs a little polish, you should correct it—yet maintain the integrity of what she or he is trying to say.
Our readers are educated, eco-savvy homeowners whose values and purchasing patterns mirror the Cultural Creatives, a growing market of an estimated 50 million individuals who care deeply about healthy living, natural products, and a sustainable economy.
We reserve the right to return an assigned manuscript that is deemed unacceptable for a rewrite at no additional cost to Natural Home. This may include doing additional research, rewriting for clarity, or smoothing out problematic sections. If upon those changes, the manuscript is still deemed unacceptable, a “non-use fee”—25 percent of the initial fee—will be paid, and the article will not be used.
We also reserve the right to make any and all edits deemed necessary to make your article fit the style, tone and content of the magazine as a whole.