INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTORS
Mother Earth News is a bimonthly magazine that promotes more self-sufficient, financially independent and environmentally aware lifestyles. Our readers range in age from the early teens to 90-plus. Some of our readers have been with us since 1970, others are brand-new and eager to learn about living wisely. All told, each issue of Mother Earth News reaches about 1 million people across the United States and Canada.
From our readers, we welcome articles and quality photographs for two departments: “Country Lore” and “Firsthand Reports from the Field.” “Country Lore” presents handy how-to tips of 100 to 300 words; payment is $25 to $50 per published item. “Firsthand Reports from the Field” are first-person stories (1,500 to 2,000 words) about sustainable lifestyles of all sorts; payment is $150 per published piece.
Most of our feature articles are written by our Contributing Editors. But we also assign articles to freelancer writers, particularly those who have experience with our subject matter (both firsthand experience and writing experience). If you would like to submit a query, please send a short synopsis of the idea and a one-page outline. Also send digital photos, if available.
Submissions for all of the above should be sent via e-mail to letters@MotherEarthNews.com. Digital photographs must be high resolution in order to publish). To submit by U.S. mail, send materials to the address below.
Tips for potential contributors: Read our magazine, read our magazine, READ OUR MAGAZINE. Mother Earth News readers comprise one of the most thoughtful, curious, industrious and engaged magazine audiences in the country. Since 1970, Mother Earth News has been an exemplary source of information about sustainable homesteading, organic gardening, Real Food, country skills, alternative energy, green transportation, natural health, environmental consciousness, farming and livestock, and. Our articles provide hands-on and useful information for people who want a more fun, conscientious, sustainable, secure and satisfying lifestyle. Practicality is critical; freelance articles must be informative, well-documented and tightly written in an engaging and energetic voice. Don’t forget to read our magazine.
Mother Earth News
1503 SW 42nd St.
Topeka, KS 66609-1265
Editor: Cheryl Long
Managing Editor: John Rockhold
Mother Earth News cannot be responsible for returning unsolicited manuscripts, photographs, illustrations or other materials.