How to have a story printed in
Spirituality & Health magazine
Ask yourself: Do I have something important or helpful to share? Will my story be of service to the readers of S&H?
We value and encourage submissions, especially from our readers. Send submissions, either as attachments or in the body of the email, to [email protected] We'll do our best to respond, even if we can't use the submission, but we may not be able to respond in a timely way.
Keep in mind:
- Most submissions end up on our website as digital articles; we have much more room on our site than in our print product.
- Articles can be anywhere from about 500 words to about 3,000. A nice range for digital is 600-800 words.
- Tell us about yourself in your submission. Our readers love to hear from experts. If you're an expert let us know!
In Each Issue
We need about 10 stories to fill the front sections of the magazine. The sections are
- Inner Life
- Enlightened Diet
- Healthy Body
The maximum word count for these stories is about 950 words, which often includes a sidebar. Some of these pieces are excerpts from new books, which we typically do not pay for. Many of the best pieces are stories that our writers love to write or need to write.
Each issue has three features and one long interview. The interviews are done in house. The three features are either book excerpts or written for the magazine by people like you. The typical word count is between 1,500 and 3,500 words.
When we buy a story we expect the exclusive right to for the period that the magazine is on sale—as well as the right to continue to use the piece on our electronic media. Once the magazine is off the newsstands, the writer has the right to publish the piece elsewhere.
To Pitch a Story
Send an email to [email protected]. Please do not send attachments. Keep in mind that we get lots of submissions and have room for very few stories. We also have a small editorial staff. If the subject line is not interesting, your email may not get read. Even if it is interesting, we may be overwhelmed with other stories and not respond. Sorry about that. If you are sure you sent a great query or a great story, wait a couple weeks and send another note that includes the original query or story. If we still don’t respond, sorry about that.
Art & Photography
Submissions for photography, illustration and visual art can be sent to [email protected]. Please include a link to your portfolio site (preferred), or a selection of 3-5 jpg attachments totaling not greater than 10MB.
Phone calls and submissions sent through the mail will not be accepted or returned.
It may take up to 8 weeks to review your art submission, as we save them until art is needed for the upcoming issue. We may not be able to reply to everyone due to the volume of submitted artists, but please rest assured that we read every email and look at all the art. Your work will be selected if it matches with an editorial subject -- not being selected is not a negative review of your artwork!
To submit books, CDs, DVDs, or other media or products for review consideration, please send materials and press releases to [email protected].
Please note anything mailed to our offices will not be returned.