This is the practice of the poets, dreamers, and artists alike: to show up at the frontiers of uncertainty where we are met by ten thousand things.
First of all, thank you for your interest in wanting to share your unique art with the world and more specifically with the readers of Being Human! Below you will find all the details on how to submit and what we’re looking for at this time.
Being Human is a creative community daring to live into the collective, unfolding story of our sacred kinship with everything and everyone by seeking to practice a lifestyle of inclusive love and solidarity. We invite you to read the rest of our story here.
We are both a website featuring fresh, engaging words and art every week, and a quarterly digital & print magazine.
The digital magazine contains four sections:
Breathe: in which we address topics surrounding the contemplative life, meditation, introspective practices, prayer and journaling
Seek: this section focuses on nature, earth care, sustainability, a lifestyle of learning and curiosity, creating, and making art in all forms
Gather: this would be all things relating to connection, togetherness, community, eating, celebration, recipes
Dwell: a section devoted to addressing theological concepts, God/Divine, spirituality, noticing and honoring the sacred all around and within us
We are looking for the following types of pieces for both the magazine and website:
-captivating, vulnerable stories (fiction and non-fiction)
-intriguing essays on specific topics
-art: recipes, photography, painting, sketches, etc.
-“how-to” articles or list style
*All stories and essays need to stay within the range of 600-1000 words.
We are ready and excited to see what you come up with!
But please do read our story first and become familiar with the heart behind Being Human before you submit your piece for consideration. Then, glance over our editorial calendar below to see submission dates and themes for our upcoming digital magazines.
Note: In regards to the website, you can submit final draft pieces any time for consideration.
Upcoming Themes and Submission Deadlines for 2022:
Issue 05 // MEND
Submission Date: February 20
Publication Date: Spring 2022
Issue 06 // MOTION
Submission Date: April 17
Publication Date: Summer 2022
Issue 07 // LEGEND
Submission Date: June 19
Publication Date: Fall 2022
Issue 08 // REMEMBER
Submission Date: August 21
Publication Date: Winter 2022
– Submit all art (and questions!) for consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org – we ask only for final draft pieces.
-We are looking for fresh content only. Please do not submit pieces that have been published elsewhere, this includes your social media pages, other magazines, websites, blogs, etc, or in subscriber groups (ex:patreon).
– Make sure you send your file in a Word Doc (no PDFs please)
– And label the document like this: “Your full name_ Title of the piece”
-You will hear a response from us only if we plan on using your submission.
-If you are an artist or photographer with a portfolio- please send us a link. We are always looking for nature-themed photos and artwork to fill our pages!
-As stated above, Being Human is an inclusive community and we are open to all!