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 as well as today’s leading experts, new thought leaders, best-selling authors and conscious entrepreneurs.
Aspire Magazine and all of Linda Joy’s brands embrace the feminine business principle of collaboration. We are honored that you believe Aspire Magazine 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 with an ezine mention that includes an image, up to 75 words of text and a link as well as social media. We will provide you with all you need to share your placement with your subscriber family. 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 2014 Issue
|Deadline: January 10, 2014|
|Midlife Transformation and Rebirth - Many women in the “second half” of life are hearing a deep inner calling to live a more authentic, inspired and purposeful life. Today’s awakening woman embraces her midlife journey as a ‘sacred path back to her authentic self’ relishing the opportunity to follow the calling of her heart and soul.|
April/May 2014 Issue
|Deadline: March 10, 2014|
Authentic Living: The Path to Inner Freedom - The path of feminine liberation is a courageous journey adorned with a rich tapestry meaningful experiences. Heart-centered women are learning to let go of what no longer serves them while learning how to fully receive their inner freedom. When we listen to the still small voice within us, we can experience the joy of living an authentic life.
June/July 2014 Issue
|Deadline: May 10, 2014|
Living from the Inside Out - Women often get snared in the grizzly trap of looking outside themselves for approval, love and happiness. Reaching out for external validation fuels a perpetual roller-coaster of drama, discomfort and insecurity. As we learn to turn inward, we begin the dance with the one inside of us who knows. Our inner wisdom teaches us of the truth of who we are, paving the way to interact with the world in a while aligned with our highest calling
|Deadline: July 10, 2014|
Owning Your Feminine Power - Learning to listen and honor your inner wisdom expands your field of possibility, increases Divine synchronicities and boosts your self-confidence. Owning your feminine power is 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.
|Deadline: August 10, 2014|
Fearless Living - Creating a fearless and magical life is about choosing to experience each day with curiosity, courage and boldness. Fearless living holds a different meaning for each of us. For some it’s about feeling adventurous and unencumbered. For others it may be a sense of creating, relating and living without attachment to a particular outcome. LOVE trumps fear, every time.
December 2013/January 2015
|Deadline: October 10, 2014|
|Create a Life You Love - Each of us has the potential to create a life we love. This special issue covers the power of setting intentions, sacred feminine rituals and how to nourish your dreams. Create a personal plan for the days ahead. Celebrate what worked well for you in 2014 and bring it forward. We invite you to leave the rest behind. You have permission to create a life you love by embracing your truth and following your passion.|
The 2015 Editorial Calendar will be posted in mid to late December 2014.