Writer’s Guidelines & Editorial Calendar
I’m honored you’ve stopped by to learn more about sharing your wisdom with our global audience of women who are interested in living deeper, more authentic and inspired lives.
Since 2005 Aspire has been bringing women the best in inspirational, empowering articles and stories from women just like YOU. We also feature some of today’s leading luminaries, authors and conscious entrepreneurs.
Aspire follows the feminine conscious business principle of collaboration. We are honored that you believe Aspire can act as a catalyst to share your wisdom with our global audience and would be honored to do so. In exchange we ask that YOU share your placement in Aspire’s digital magazine or on our content-rich website with YOUR audience within 10 days of its release date. We will provide you with ezine text as well as Social Media text. Together, we can inspire women around the world!
If our collaborative model resonates with the truth of who you are, I invite you to submit an article or story for consideration.
General Agreements & Policies
At this time Aspire does not compensate for editorial content. Submission of articles and confirmation of receipt of article is not a statement of acceptance that the article will appear in Aspire Magazine and/or its website. It is understood that in submitting an article for consideration that Aspire reserves the right to select its method of publishing whether in the digital magazine or its content rich website or both.
We do our best to respond to all submissions promptly, but due to volume and deadlines, it is not always possible to do so. Due to the volume of submissions received each month, we cannot update you on the status of your article or its acceptance. Rest assured, if your article is selected, you will be notified. Though you may not hear right away your article may be perfect for a future issue and is on file.
Before submitting an article for consideration please visit Aspire’s website and/or read one of our digital issues and become familiar with Aspire’s style, tone and audience. Aspire is inspirational, personal, life enhancing—all rolled into an approachable, simple, clear package that is relatable to women of all ages, and at all stages on their life’s journey. We DO NOT accept infomercials, sales pitches or any promotional materials for editorial content.
The voice of Aspire is light, uplifting, and inspiring; comforting, a trusted friend to turn to and lean on. Powerful stories, experiences and joys found in other’s personal journeys. The sharing of these struggles, hard-ships, healing, insight, growth, personal power and accomplishment form a bond within the Aspire community and provide encouragement and inspiration to other readers to consider new possibilities.
It is understood that all submissions will be considered for one or both of our publishing platforms and may appear in Aspire’s digital magazine and/or its content rich website. All accepted articles are subject to editing. If an article submitted to Aspire has appeared in any other publication in the past year please note that in your submission.
Aspire reserves the right to edit all reader contributions for clarity or length. Changes (sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, grammar, syntax, lengths) will be made at the discretion of the editorial staff. Article may be edited as necessary to comply with our editorial standards. All headlines, subheads, table of contents copy, captions and other miscellaneous related editorial copy may be written and edited with our editorial standards.
Articles and Book Excerpts
The total length of articles and book excerpts submitted for consideration should be 700 to 1,100 words including sidebars. Those articles not chosen for a particular issue of Aspire may be kept on file for future consideration or placed on our content-rich website. See submission guidelines below.
Aspire’s editorial departments and topics speak to the essence of who you are, your experience as a woman. We strive to bring you the best inspirational, empowering content to support you to live your best life – personally and professionally. No matter where you are on your journey of self-discovery, it is our greatest desire that you will find the resources, tools, and wisdom to support you throughout our magazine and website.
Wisdom and Self-Growth
One of our most popular departments! Dedicated to empowering women on their path of self-discovery and supporting them in finding their way back to their authentic self. You’ll discover empowering topics and content from Gratitude to Authenticity; Self-Discovery to Life Purpose with the intent to guide and support you in tapping into and trusting your innate wisdom.
Health and Wellness
In order to experience a radiant and joyful life, we need to nourish our whole being: mind, body and soul. Throughout our Health and Wellness department you will find articles dedicated to your physical, spiritual and emotional wellness.
Relationships and Family
Relationships form the core of our existence as women whether it’s our family, intimate relationships or friendships. Our relationships bring us our greatest blessings as well as our greatest challenges. Staying connected to our authentic self while juggling the variety of relationship roles and the expectations that come with them is part of the journey of becoming an empowered woman.
Whatever role you fill outside your home in service to the world – whether a conscious entrepreneur, heart-centered executive or a work-at-home mom following her passion you will discover the articles, resources and support to help you thrive in your business and balance your life.
For Your Journey
In life we all yearn for support on our journey from those who have similar life experiences, and can illuminate the path ahead. Whether through an inspiring woman’s story of perseverance and hope or a quote that speaks to your soul you will find the support, wisdom, and resources to guide you on your path.
To have an excerpt of your book considered for publication (generally 800 to 1,000) words please send the following:
- Review copy
- Sample Excerpts for usage (include word count)
- Sample Q & A if applicable
Mail Review Copies to:
P.O. Box 1149
Lakeville, MA 02347
Please note that article submissions or review copies of books cannot be returned. Please make copies of your work.
Submitting Your Editorial Content
Please do not email articles to our offices. Due to the volume of emails we receive it would be very easy for us to miss your email. We have created an ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM that delivers your article/excerpt submission directly to the Editorial Department.
The deadlines shown are the Editorial Calendar and Deadlines for Aspire’s Digital Magazine which is published six times a year. All content accepted for our digital magazine will also appear on our content-rich website.
February/March 2013 Issue
|Deadline: January 1, 2013|
The Essence of Love – Love begins within. Within each of us is an endless reservoir of love, compassion, courage and radiant love. In order for us to truly share the power of love with others in our life, we must begin by fully loving ourselves first. This special issue features empowering topics including: self-love, intimate relationships, and a mother’s love.
April/May 2013 Issue
|Deadline: March 1, 2013|
Self-Care for a Woman’s Soul – Learn how to cope with the stressors of life with a sense of ease and grace. Life is busy, but when you learn to practice loving self-care, you will enjoy a far more peaceful life. This special issue features inspirational topics including: Self-care ideas, anxiety relief exercises, and transformational stories of women who said YES to feeding their soul.
June/July 2013 Issue
|Deadline: May 1, 2013|
Blissful Living – Creating a life of bliss is about living authentically, joyfully, and with passion and purpose. Blissful living holds a different meaning for each of us. For some it’s about feeling passionate and connected to source. For others it may be feeling connected to our creativity. Our journey to blissful living is unique for each of us
|Deadline: July 1, 2013|
Embracing Your Worth – Each of us has a Goddess within – a powerful feminine essence that contains all of who we are. In this special issue you’ll find articles dedicated to helping you uncover the Goddess within, self-esteem builders, and how you can step into your divinely feminine power.
|Deadline: August 1, 2013|
Honoring Your Inner Voice – Each of us has access to the wisest counsel of all – that still, small voice within all of us that feels authentic, powerful and true. Honoring its messages can lead to greater creativity, improved physical well-being, and joy and can direct you in every area of your life. Learning to listen to and honor your inner wisdom expands the field of possibility, increases synchronicities and empowers your faith and belief in yourself.
December 2013/January 2014
|Deadline: October 1, 2013|
Living a Life of Purpose – Magic happens when we are living our purpose. It’s about living a life of meaning, joy and passion that aligns our goals with our values and leads us to consciously create our lives from a place of meaning and intention. This special issue covers topics: discovering your passion, overcoming your fears as well as how to discover your unique gifts and share them with the world.