There’s a lot of detailed information below, in case you need it.
If you just want to quickly send us an article, simply:
- Create a Google Drive Folder.
- Put in the high-resolution images you want to include in the article.
- Put in a google doc with the text of the article, along with a short author bio (something like John Doe is the founder of the John Doe School for Kids Who Can’t Meditate Good. John loves to meditate a lot and make funny faces at high profile modeling events. You can connect with John on Twitter @JohnDoe or on his website, johndoe.com).
- Click “Get Link” on the Google Drive Folder (make sure it is not “restricted” access, and that “anyone with the link can edit”), and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ARTICLE SUBMISSION: [article title here]
If you want more detailed information (which will help increase the chances that we will accept and publish your article), please read below.
Thank you for your interest in writing for Meditation Magazine 🧘🏽♀️
Aside from being the worlds largest meditation magazine for millennials (in thousands of stores in 20+ countries around the world), Meditation Magazine is a collaborative community of meditators, helping each other along on our personal and collective paths.
We are always happy to publish helpful, well-written, value-adding articles. You don’t need to be a guru, a teacher, or even a long-time meditator in order to submit an article idea. Even if today was your first attempt at meditation, we’d love to hear about your experience!
We cannot guarantee that your article will be featured on our website meditationmag.com or in our print publication Meditation Magazine, but if you follow the instructions below, we will do our best to make it happen.
Detailed Instructions for Submitting An Article
All article submissions & correspondence should go to email@example.com.
- Send us your article ideas, along with any links that you might have to your website, social media, etc, so that we have a general idea of who you are and what you want to write about. THE SUBJECT LINE OF THE EMAIL SHOULD BE ARTICLE IDEAS: (include your name here).
- If we tell you we are not interested, then you can stop here. If we tell you that we are interested, please continue the process below!
- Create a google drive folder.
- Add the images for the article to the folder.
- Add the text for the article (including any instructions for us, and a short author bio (something like John Doe is the founder of the John Doe School for Kids Who Can’t Meditate Good. John loves to meditate a lot and get into gasoline fights with his friends on the weekends. You can connect with John on Twitter @JohnDoe or on his website, johndoe.com) in a Google Doc inside the folder.
- When you’re ready to send the folder to us, right-click on the Google Drive folder, click Get Link, and then change it from “Restricted” access to “Anyone with the link can Edit.”
- Email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should start with ARTICLE SUBMISSION: (include article title here).
If you want us to publish the article in our PRINT MAGAZINE, the images will need to be HIGH RESOLUTION. That means that (at least some of) the images you send us must be LARGE (at least 2 or 3 megabytes, but preferably larger). Usually, photos from “good” smartphone cameras (like recent iPhones) will work, BUT they need to be the original photos — not compressed photos, screenshots, or photos that you uploaded to instagram/FB and then screenshotted or re-downloaded.
Types of Articles We Publish
We generally publish the following types of articles (but we’re open to other topics as well):
Meditation & Yoga Tutorials & Techniques
We love featuring all kinds of meditative / spiritual practices from all around the world.
Your tutorial should include:
- The name & description of the technique
- The history & benefits of the technique
- Step-by-step instructions
- Instructions for variations of the technique
- Tips & tricks
- Cautions & common mistakes
If you have a guided meditation that’s recorded in audio or video, you can send that over, along with a cleaned-up transcription.
If you have interviewed a well-known or well-spoken guru, teacher, or celebrity on the topic of meditation (or a related topic of interest to our audience), you can write about the interview and include quotes from the interview… preferably with a link to the interview video/audio (not required).
Alternatively, you can transcribe some of the best parts from the interview, and write a short introduction to include before the Q&A part of the interview.
If you would like us to interview you or someone you know, please email email@example.com, with the subject line: INTERVIEW REQUEST: and the name of the interviewee. And please include more information about the interviewee in the email.
Personal stories of how meditation (or similar practices) affected your life, helped you overcome a specific problem (anxiety, depression, productivity, relationships, etc), helped you heal from something, helped you grow in a certain way, etc. Paint a picture of the scene, what was going on around you, what you were feeling inside, etc. The more personal, real, raw, vulnerable and heartfelt, the better.
Adventure / travel stories about a spiritual quest, visiting a master / monastery / ashram / etc, or searching for something (if you have cool photos and/or videos that would be extra awesome)
Stories about your personal mission, what you‘re doing in the world, etc, and how that relates to meditation. Ideally it should be something about how you‘re doing something to make the world a better place.
Personal experiences you‘ve had with a spiritual master, things you learned from your teacher, etc.
Personal insights and/or realizations you‘ve gained through meditation. The more recent & raw the realization, the more real and heartfelt your article will be.
Meditation news stories, noteworthy events, etc.
New scientific studies about meditation, a summary of recent studies, etc. The best is if it’s your own study, but writing a discussion of other recent studies is good as well.
We publish plant-based recipes in all of our print magazine issues! Beautiful, high-resolution photos of the food are really important. The recipe itself should be easy to understand and easy to follow. Optionally, you can also include a little story about the recipe (how you learned it, your experiences with this food, whatever you want to write about).
We love meditation infographics. If you want us to publish them on our website or social media, they don’t need to be high resolution, but if you want us to publish them in our magazine, they need to be high resolution, or vector files.
PROMOTING YOUR OWN WEBSITES/SOCIAL-MEDIA: We are glad to help you promote your own spiritually-related work. You can briefly(!) mention it in your article, and you can talk about it in your author-bio (see section #6, below). You can also send us links to all your social media accounts / websites / etc that you want to promote, and we can include them as social media links below your author bio. Just make sure that your article is chiefly focused on providing value to readers, rather than promoting yourself.
NUMBER OF WORDS: If you think your work will need to be edited, or if English is not your first language, please keep the post on the short side (300-500 words). The editing process can take a lot of time. Otherwise, if you‘ve already attained the rank of level-9 grammar ninja, and you‘re confident that your work won’t need much editing, feel free to send longer articles.
ORIGINAL CONTENT ONLY: We only accept original articles and blog posts that have not yet been published on the internet.
IF WRITING FOR THE WEBSITE: 1000-3000 words is ideal, plus a few great images. Please do Keyword Research before you start writing! Keyword research should be done BEFORE even choosing a topic/title for the article. Basically, you want to make sure that there is at least one “keyword phrase” (a question, sentence, or group of words) that a lot of people are searching for on Google, that your article can actually rank for (near the top of the first page on Google). Here are some great keyword research tools. You can also find some great keyword research tutorials on youtube — if you don’t know how to do keyword research, taking an hour or two to watch some of these youtube videos will skyrocket your success as a writer, whether you’re writing for MedMag or for any other online publication.
FOR THE PRINT MAGAZINE: 300-1500 words is ideal, plus a few GREAT, sharp, focused, high-resolution images (at least from a recent smartphone, but preferably from a DSLR), that we can publish in the magazine (either non-copyrighted, or you have the rights). The print magazine is a very visual medium – the images tell the story, and the words are more of a supplement.
COLUMNISTS & REPEAT CONTRIBUTORS: Repeat contributors get more exposure and engagement with our audience than single-article authors. If we have already published one of your articles, we are happy to consider more of your submissions!
Thank you so much for reaching out 🙏
May you be well ❤️