Want to share your experiences with Honeyopathy on our blog?
We welcome submissions from anyone familiar with bee-based health and wellness. Please take a look at our editorial policy, and contact us directly.
Honeyopathy Blog Submission Guidelines and Editorial Policy
Honeyopathy wishes to celebrate and honor your journey to realizing your spiritual being. To assist you in the submission process, we have prepared the following guidelines. Please read and follow the guidelines carefully.
- TOPIC: Before creating your submission, we recommend you submit a topic proposal to the editorial staff for approval. The topic should showcase an aspect or application of Honeyopathy, the 5 elements in nature in Chinese medicine, and/or spiritual growth in an easy to read and engaging manner.
- BLOG OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the Honeyopathy blog is to raise awareness of honeybees, their role in our ecosystem and in our connection to nature and to inspire others in the practice of Chinese medicine to awaken their spiritual being. We aim to showcase the ideas, practices and applications of homeopathy-oriented practices for a general public audience.
- CONTENT OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the Honeyopathy blog content is to showcase Honeyopathy in its multitude of different aspects, applications and settings.
- ADDITIONAL CONTENT OBJECTIVES: It is also our purpose to give the Honeyopathy community a platform to show their experience and insights and to support them in their own spiritual endeavors. We support contributors to present their own experiences and to link from the blog to their own websites if desired. (Please see linking policy below.)
- EDITORIAL CRITERIA: We welcome submissions from all walks of life and embrace diversity. We hope to showcase a diversity of voices and perspectives and particularly encourage contributions from persons of color and members of other marginalized groups, including racial, ethnic, or socio-economic minorities and people of differing abilities. English translations of original work in other languages are very welcome. Your submission must be well presented in clear, academic English, and written to a high professional standard. The Honeyopathy Blog Editor can provide advice to assist authors to meet these standards, see more information in the editorial policy below. Blog posts must seek to educate a broad range of readers and should inspire an interest in people previously unfamiliar with Honeyopathy. The submitted piece must be original work, or a translation of original work, by the author. Work previously published elsewhere is welcome, if republishing is permitted by guidelines of the original publisher.
- TARGET AUDIENCE: Our target audience is people who are looking to find a deeper connection to nature, humanity and their spirituality for greater health and wellness.
- EDITORIAL PROCESS: We recommend that prospective authors submit a topic proposal of 50-100 words prior to submitting a full piece, to ensure best chance of acceptance. A topic proposal should clearly explain the focus of your piece. Once your topic is approved, please submit your post, featured image, bio and headshot within 30 days of the date of the acceptance email. Please follow the content, format, style and image guidelines below. If your submitted post is accepted by the editorial staff, they will then edit your work and bio one time for readability, clarity, grammar, spelling, style and academic English. We will then send it back to you for approval. There may be additional minor edits, such as previously missed typos, made in the publishing process. Your post will then be queued for publishing on the Honeyopathy blog. Staff will let you know the planned date of publication, and will let you know if for any reason that is changed. Honeyopathy Blog editorial staff reserve the right to reject any submission at any stage of the editorial process.
- CATCHY TITLES: Please take particular care in titling your piece, as a catchy title is what draws people to read. The ideal title is short and clear and inspires curiosity. Consider making your title a question, as this engages the reader immediately. Word Count and Formatting We will only accept submissions between 600 – 1,000 words. Please submit your work as a Word file with no special formatting. (Do not center title or subtitles, etc.) Please break up your text into sections with subtitles. Please bold your title and subtitles. You may include bulleted lists. For visual art and other media, please contact the editorial staff for special requirements.
- STYLE GUIDELINES: Please avoid insider jargon and clearly explain any terms that you use. Your piece must be written in clear academic English, and be intelligible to a wide range of readers. Any citations must be clearly and accurately footnoted at the bottom of the text (not in a footer, please) using APA style [link: http://www.apastyle.org/]. Translations of your original work in other languages are welcome.
- LINKING POLICY: We invite you to link to your own projects and relevant sites in your text. We’d also love if you link to other pages on the Honeyopathy website. Please limit links to outside websites to three per post.
- FEATURED IMAGE: Each post on the Honeyopathy blog will be accompanied by a featured image that will appear at the top of the post, as well as a click-through image on the blog’s main page. Editorial Staff will work with you on an appropriate image of their choosing.
- YOUR CREDIT + BIO: Your name, headshot and bio will appear at the bottom of your published blog post. Please include, in a separate word file, your name as you wish it to be published, followed by your credentials, and a 40 – 60 word bio. You may link to your website and one social media page in your bio. Also include in a separate jpeg file a simple headshot of yourself. The headshot should be 600 pixels or less wide, and must be a clear portrait style picture of your face only. Please label all word and jpeg files clearly with your name and descriptor: submission, bio, featured image and headshot.
- REPUBLISHING POLICY: You may republish your accepted post after it is published on the PWI blog, with a credit and link to the original post on the PWI blog. The credit should read: Originally published on – date – at PWI blog [link]. Work previously published elsewhere is welcome, if permitted by republishing guidelines of the original publisher.
- SUBMISSION SCHEDULE: We are currently accepting topic proposals at any time. Once your topic is approved by editorial staff, we require your completed submission, including main text, featured image, your name, bio and headshot, within 30 days, dated from the editorial staff email notifying you of your topic acceptance.
- EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org Wendy Boucher, Managing Editor