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. Approved articles will be placed on AspireMag.net and considered for an upcoming issue of Aspire’s beautiful digital magazine which is published six times a year. 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.
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.
2015 Editorial Calendar
The deadlines shown are the Editorial Calendar and Deadlines for Aspire’s Digital Magazine which is published six times a year. Please note that our digital issue fills quickly and we have a tight production schedule.
February/March 2015 Issue
|Deadline: December 10, 2014|
April/May 2015 Issue
|Deadline: February 10, 2015|
Tuning Into Your Inner Wisdom
June/July 2015 Issue
|Deadline: April 10, 2015|
Creating Time to Play for Life and Business Success
Many women feel stuck in the masculine energy of an ‘all business, all the time’ reality. The truth is, magic happens when we carve out time to play. Play time is about tapping into creative wonder, silliness and fun. Creating time to play supports each of us to align our dreams with our values, and guides us to playfully design our lives from a place of lightness and positive flow.
|Deadline: June 10, 2014|
|Unleash Your Magnificence
Each of us is magnificent. And yet, we often keep our gifts tucked deep inside because we’re afraid to step up and shine brightly. When you learn to honor, share and unleash your gifts, you will experience greater creativity, improved physical well-being and a sense of purpose. Summoning the courage to unleash your magnificence breeds self-confidence and serves as an inspiration for others.
|Deadline: August 10, 2015|
Creating a life of joy and bliss is about living authentically, playfully, and with passion and purpose. Cultivating a joyful life holds a different meaning for each of us. For some it’s about feeling connected to our creativity. For others it may be feeling passionate and connected to source. Cultivating joy is your birthright. It’s time to tend to the joyful garden of your soul.
December 2015/January 2016
|Deadline: October 10, 2015|
|The Power of Intention
Getting clear about your core intentions is one of the most powerful choices you can make to manifest the life of your dreams. When you choose to practice living a life of clarity and intention, doors will open, where they once were closed.