Writer’s Guidelines

Writer’s Guidelines

Topics:

We welcome articles that help our readers explore how to improve their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. We use informational, inspirational, how-to, and personal experience stories. Stories that address one of our themes, fit one of our columns, or deal specifically with recovery from addictions and 12 Step programs have the best chance of acceptance. Study content and mission statement in sample issues (free with 9 x 12 SAE with 3 first class stamps).

Tone:

Our tone is personal, and supportive of people reaching for richer, more conscious personal lives. We look for practical, positive articles.

Length:

We prefer articles of 800-1,500 words, and rarely publish anything over 2,000 words. Shorter articles have a much better chance of being accepted.

How to Submit:

Query or submit manuscript to: phoenix@thephoenixspirit.com, or send by mail to: The Phoenix Spirit, 2610 Irving Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408. You may also call the editorial office (612-805-1959) to discuss your article idea.

For deadline information please refer to The Editorial Calendar.

Payment:

Select form of payment at submission: Cash payment of $100 – $150 per lead article and $35 per article (within 30 days of publication) or an extended byline of 3-4 sentences in which you can mention your classes, professional services, or products you have available. You may include two of the following: telephone, postal address, e-mail, or Web site. If your piece is for “First Person” we pay $25.

Copyright:

We buy First Rights or Reprint Rights. (We rarely reprint articles from other Twin Cities publications.)

Publication:

We can never guarantee publication, even after acceptance. If you are assigned an article and submit a satisfactory article by the deadline, we will make every effort to publish it promptly. If we are not able to use it, we pay a 1ยข per word kill fee.

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