Writer’s Guidelines & Editorial Calendar
I’m honored you’ve stopped by to learn more about sharing your wisdom on our feminine wisdom filled website. Since 2006 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 IS ACCEPTING ARTICLES for our CONTENT-RICH WEBSITE. To be considered for a DIGITAL ISSUE you must start your relationship with Aspire by having a presence on our website . NOTE: The majority of our digital magazine content is by invitation OR is selected from our website.
Aspire Magazine, and all of Linda Joy’s brands, embrace the feminine business principle of collaboration. We are honored that you see Aspire Magazine as a media catalyst to get your wisdom and expertise in front of a global audience and, if a match, would be honored to do so. We do request that all of our contributors READ OUR COLLABORATIVE POLICIES BEFORE SUBMITTING ARTICLES.
IMPORTANT COLLABORATIVE POLICIES:
If your article submission is accepted for our content-rich website we ask that you share the article link with your ezine, and social media families, especially Facebook and Twitter. We love to partner and support women who embrace the same feminine principles that we do.
If your article is selected for an upcoming issue of Aspire’s beautiful digital magazine (published six times a year) you will be contacted, and asked if you agree to our collaborative promotional guidelines which are:
All digital magazine contributor’s agree to share a promotional mention in their Ezine within 10 days of the issue release date, as well as robust social media support. (The ezine mention is to include the Aspire Cover image, up to 75 words of text, and a link.) All digital magazine contributor’s will receive a full promotional packet to make it easy breezy for you and your team to share. 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 for consideration for placement on OUR WEBSITE. (Submission does not mean acceptance. )
SUBMISSION and ACCEPTANCE POLICIES
Submission of articles, and confirmation of receipt of your article, are not a statement of acceptance that the article will appear in Aspire Magazine and/or its website.
It is not possible to respond to each submission or answer emails checking in on your submissions. IF your article is accepted for the website we will notify you within 10-14 days, but at times it may be longer.
Once your article is on our website it is eligible for consideration for a future issue of Aspire’s beautiful digital edition. The majority of Aspire Magazine’s digital magazine content is by INVITATION ONLY, and with women who have taken the time to build a relationship with our brand(s), and our audience.
Due to the volume of submissions received each month, we cannot update you on the status of your article or its acceptance. Please do not email our offices asking for updates. Rest assured, IF your article is selected, you will be notified.
Before submitting an article for consideration please visit Aspire’s website, and/or read one of our digital issues, to 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 others 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.
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.
The total length of articles and book excerpts submitted for consideration should be 600 to 1,000 words.
Aspire’s editorial departments and topics speak to the essence of who you are and your experience as a woman. We strive to bring our readers the best inspirational, empowering content to support them in living their best lives – personally and professionally.
Aspire is accepting content in all of the following departments. To view the sub-categories of each department go to the home page and click on the navigation bar to see the sub-categories for each department. You can also submit content related to each digital issue’s editorial theme (details below) but this does not guarantee acceptance.
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. Our readers are interested in empowering topics and content from Gratitude to Authenticity; Self-Discovery to Life Purpose, and more and are drawn to articles that guide, inspire and support them on their journey.
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 are articles dedicated to inspiring our readers in nourishing their 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 a woman fills outside her home and in service to the world – whether a conscious entrepreneur, heart-centered executive, or a work-at-home mom, today’s woman is passionate about following her passion and is interested in articles, resources and support to help her thrive in her business.
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.
2016 Editorial Calendar
IMPORTANT NOTE: The majority of our digital issue editorial content is by INVITATION ONLY, or is selected from content that appears on the AspireMag.net website.
As a heart-centered publishing company, relationships are what matters most to us. Start Your relationship with Aspire by submitting articles to our website which increases the chances of your content being selected for one of our digital issues. We LOVE partnering and supporting women who embrace the feminine collaborative model and show up fully in their collaborations.
February/March 2016 Issue
|SPECIAL EDITION- Not accepting articles for consideration.
|“Best of Aspire” 10th Anniversary Issue
April/May 2016 Issue
|Deadline: February 10, 2016|
TO BE ANNOUNCED
June/July 2016 Issue
|Deadline: April 10, 2016|
|TO BE ANNOUNCED|
|Deadline: June 10, 2016|
|TO BE ANNOUNCED|
|Deadline: August 10, 2016|
TO BE ANNOUNCED
December 2016/January 2017
|Deadline: October 10, 2016|
|TO BE ANNOUNCED|