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Article Guidelines

Indie Mystic Magazine’s content is divided into four main categories: Inspiration, Manifestation, Mysticism, and Reviews.

If you’re interested in writing for the site, it’s a good idea to sign up for our free newsletter to get an idea of the kind of work Indie Mystic Magazine publishes, or take a deep dive into the website!

Our bi-weekly newsletter goes out to all subscribers. Writers and reviews receive a separate monthly newsletter. The writers’ newsletter sends suggestions for story ideas we’re looking for (though we also accept pitches for other stories), and the reviewers’ newsletter lists the titles available for review that month.

These submission guidelines concern essays, articles, personal reflections, interviews, and related material. For guidelines concerning media and product reviews, please see the review guidelines.

Pitch

In all cases, please send in a pitch or query letter first, and we can work together to ensure it’s the right fit for the site. (Indie Mystic Magazine is especially excited to receive pitches from writers who are queer, trans, people of colour, and/or awesome.) Come one, come all is our motto! We love to hear your thoughts, expertise, and divine musings.

Images

Images are typically sourced by the editor, and will not be the writer’s responsibility. If you have something that’s a perfect fit, or ideas for what would suit the piece best, feel free to pass them along. Bonus if you have your own photography work! We love media artist contributions 😀

Please note: Indie Mystic Magazine only uses images with the permission of their creator, images in the public domain, or with the appropriate Creative Commons license.

Links

If you have a link you’d like to include, place it between square brackets before the text you’d like to link, e.g. [http://www.link.com].

Footnotes

When referencing another’s work, whether a book or website please cite the source in text or footnoted, as appropriate.

Footnotes and page citations can be enclosed within double brackets. This is especially important when using quotations! All page numbers must always be supplied for any quotes used in your writing.

Length

Articles should be between 800 to 1,200 words in length, but we’ve been known to publish pieces in excess of 1,400 words when the writer gets deep into a topic.

Editing

Editing is a collaborative process, and there are usually a few questions and sometimes minor rewriting. Writers always have a chance to look over edits prior to publication.

Rights and copyright

For new material, Indie Mystic Magazine asks for first internet rights for the first 12 months, after which you can republish it elsewhere, with a note indicating it was first published with Indie Mystic Magazine.

Copyright remains with the author of the piece.

Payment

Right now, Indie Mystic Magazine does not offer compensation for the articles published. We are just beginning our journey and hope you will grow along with us.

Here are some reasons why we still hope you’ll contribute:

You’ll contribute to a collective body of wisdom that changes people’s lives.
Your article can be a catalyst for others on their spiritual path.
It’s creative and fun to share your experience and knowledge.
You can showcase it on your resume and professional sites, demonstrating your expertise on a subject and expanding your experience as a published writer.
You’ll be supported by our wonderful team here at Indie Mystic Magazine. Our editors, social media creator, and a team of experienced professional writers will help you get noticed by a wide-variety of people to expand your horizons and open new possibilities.

Questions?

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.