Herb Geek would like to publish your articles! We welcome all submissions related to herbal medicine (in its broadest form), alchemy (recipes and techniques from your apothecary or kitchen), and entrepreneurship (tips and tutorials are particularly welcome). Here is a breakdown of the content guidelines:
Any content written from your personal point of view, that includes personal anecdotes and stories, or that puts a unique spin on a common issue will be prioritized. It’s more fun to read, and it lets us all get to know you better. Herb Geek welcomes both previously published and unpublished content, however the article must have been written within the last year or so AND not have been published elsewhere online. A highly modified version of an original article published elsewhere online (such as your own personal blog) may also be considered (please send a hyperlink to the original article with your submission). Please make sure to respect the copyright regulations of the journal or magazine where your content was originally published (some may not allow you to re-publish your work elsewhere). That said, we also love brand new content.
The Herb Geek library is meant to help others choose a quality book. We’re looking for reviews on books that you’ve read and loved, and a description on why you love this book. Any books on herbs, science, natural living, business, alternative medicine, and more are highly welcome. Reviewing your own book is considered a conflict of interest.
The apothecary department of Herb Geek is brand new and welcomes content on apothecary skills and medicine making. This includes recipes, do-it-yourself tutorials, techniques, supply suggestions (such as herbs, tools, ingredients, etc), and more. We welcome videos, photos, and any other multi-media submissions. This is meant to be fun and educational for all levels (beginner to advanced).
Please include photos in your post. It makes it more fun to read, and helps to effectively deliver your message. Photos you’ve taken yourself are always best, but if you find them on the web, then please credit your source. You can find some good photo searching tips here.
Hyper-Links and Affiliate Links
Linking to other sites is always welcome when it helps to explain your point, to educate your readers on something important (such as an article your referencing), or to provide information that would be redundant to include in your content (such as a source for an ingredient you’re discussing).
Affiliate links are very welcome on book reviews, ingredient sources, and products you absolutely love. Please be mindful with the amount of links you include. Too many hyperlinks or affiliate links can detract from your content.
If your article was previously published, then please mention the origin of publication at the end of your article with a hyperlink to the source (blog, magazine site, newspaper, etc.)
Submissions should be educational in nature. Articles should only link to your own product or business if the article is about your product or business (example – a story about how you started your business, a recipe that’s included in a book you wrote, a DIY tutorial on how to make a product you sell, a behind-the-scenes look at a workshop you’ve held, etc)
We want to promote you. When you submit an article, you will receive a bio and photo in the “meet the geeks” section with a link to your website or blog. You may also reference your own website, business, or blog at the end of the article you submit.
Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Articles will be edited only when necessary and formatted to fit the site. Please include any specifications in your original email. If this is a first time submission, then please include a bio and photo.
Comments, suggestions, and new ideas are always highly welcome.
Green blessings and happy writing!!!