We are currently looking for original, previously unpublished, well researched and accurate submissions for both the upcoming issue and future issues of Home Herbalist. We want Home Herbalist to be fun an cheery, but also full of passion and excitement, as well as being well read, and full of knowledge that readers can come back to time and time again.
The type of material we are looking for is:
- How To/DIY
- & More - the sky is the limit.
Here is a sample of what the "theme" of each magazine will have, remember these are just guidelines, just because an idea isn't mentioned doesn't mean it won't be published. Show us your creativity! Also, I have included a deadline for submissions. Monographs and Medicinal info will always be included as well as recipes/formulations.
Jan/Feb Issue - DEADLINE: NOV 15 - Winter is in full swing in most places and in many places can trigger cabin fever and depression. This issue will have mood lifting herbs, and immune boosters for the Cold & Flu season, we will focus on using those herbs we harvested in the fall. Lovers unite as we make lovely concoctions using herbal aphrodisiacs, and we reflect on what the new year can bring to a home herbalist of all ages.
Mar/April Issue - DEADLINE: JAN 15 - It is time to start those seeds, we will focus on planning our herbal gardens, discuss what wild edibles are out in late winter/ early spring and how to ethically harvest. We will also talk about softening the blow of seasonal allergies and since we are starting to be outside more, we are more likely to get scuffs and bruises so we focus on plants that can help us and herbal first aid.
May/June Issue - DEADLINE: MARCH 15 - Summer is officially here! We start to really think about how we can create the most from what is around us like in our gardens or what can be foraged. It is the end of the school year for many so ideas for herbal activities for children are always welcome as well.
July/August Issue - DEADLINE: MAY 15 - This issue is packed to the brim with ideas for summer, recipes for sweet teas, and herbal ice cubes and more. Plus we discuss what to do with any surplus herbs. We are harvesting like crazy so anything related to proper preservation is a plus. Stories and Folklore to tell around the campfire are welcome.
Sept/Oct Issue - DEADLINE: JULY 15 - Fall has arrived, as we continue to harvest it is also time to start thinking about buttoning up our garden beds, and checking the wilderness for our final foragings. School is also in session and we discuss herbs to help us focus. We start to think about our love of knowledge and how we will always continue learning. Children are returning to school so How To & DIY of items our children can use at a school like Bumps and Bruises balms, chapstick, deodorants, etc are great.
Nov/Dec Issue - DEADLINE: SEPT 15 - This is our "holiday issue" and much is focused on gathering with those we hold dear. Recipes for dishes and treats using herbs are welcomed, and gift ideas are fantastic as well. Stories & Folklore to share as the fire crackles and we sip hot chocolate will be a delight.
Submissions should be 1000-3000 words, depending on quality, longer or shorter content will be accepted.
Botanical/Latin names should always be mentioned at least once the first time you mention a plant.
Please email submissions to [email protected] (preferred)
or send via snail mail to:Home Herbalist Magazine
P.O. Box 171
Colfax, WI 54730
Any images sent along with the articles, need to be in JPEG form only and must be 300dpi.
Images may be sent without an article and we will place them in the magazine where we think they will fit well.
If you are sending images via snail mail they must be on a CD.