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FW: [C-L]_ revised Call for Articles: Communities #158: Affordability and Self-Reliance

From: user 3.
Sent on: Sunday, September 9, 2012 11:59 AM

-----Original Message-----
From: Communities Editor [mailto:[address removed]] 
Sent: Saturday, September 08,[masked]:17 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [C-L]_ revised Call for Articles: Communities #158: Affordability
and Self-Reliance

Hello again,

Response to our Call for Articles for /Communities'/ Affordability issue has
been slow, so we've decided to expand the theme to encompass Self-Reliance
as well. If you've been thinking of writing for /Communities/ but haven't
taken the plunge yet (or even if you have), we invite your article proposals
and submissions, whether directly related to these themes or not. Thanks
again for joining with us in co-creating /Communities/!


/Communities/ magazine is now seeking articles for issue #158,
"*Affordability and Self-Reliance*." The issue will be out in March 2013.

Please send your article idea to [address removed]_ <mailto:[address removed]>by
*Friday, September 21, 2012*.

Your final article must reach us by *Friday, November 23, 2012*.

1. Theme articles: */Affordability and Self-Reliance /*/possible questions
to address (feel free to pick and choose or innovate):/

  * How can community living and/or cooperation make life more affordable?
  * What major expenses can be reduced through sharing and community
    living, and how?
  * How can we address issues of affordability and inequity in our
    neighborhoods? In our cities? In our regions? In our society? In the
  * What challenges do individuals and groups encounter when attempting
    to live or build affordably?
  * Why does affordability present an obstacle to starting or joining
    some intentional community projects? How can we address these issues?
  * Is affordability a high priority for your group?
  * What are your plans or strategies to make joining your community
    more affordable?
  * What are your personal stories related to affordability and community?
  * Is affordability different in urban, suburban, and rural areas?
    What's the relationship between available employment opportunities
    and affordability?
  * What larger political, social, or economic forces influence what is
    affordable in our society? How does your group confront these forces?
  * How does affordability affect who joins community?
  * How does economic background influence ability to "afford"
    community? How does it affect attitudes toward money and
    risk-taking? How does it mold one for a life either in community or
    out of it?
  * As a species attempting to survive long-term, what can we afford to
    do or not do? Can we afford /not/ to live cooperatively or in community?

  * How does community living support our ability to be self-reliant?
    How does interdependence help a group become more self-reliant?
  * How can self-reliance make living more affordable?
  * In areas like health care, transportation, food, shelter, energy,
    and other basics, how have you become more self-reliant in community?
  * What is the relationship between engagement in the money economy and
  * Has community helped you forge a new, more empowering relationship
    with economics, survival, work, and meeting your basic needs?

Please remember that we are looking for stories, personal experiences, and
concrete examples in your responses---these are what will make your ideas
and observations most "real" and relevant to readers.

[Please forward this email to anyone you think has a good story on this
theme for /Communities/.]

2. We are also seeking articles about:

  * Creating community in your neighborhood;
  * Starting a new community;
  * Process and communication issues in community; and
  * Seeking community to join.

Suggested submission length is from 300 to 2500 words. We invite submissions
ranging from short vignettes to extensively-develope­d articles, and also
invite suggestions of recommended resources and article leads. We're seeking
articles written in a reader-friendly, popular-magazine style, rather than
in an academic style. We ask contributors to share stories and experiences,
not just ideas; write about challenges, not just successes; and describe
specific situations that will help your story come alive for the reader.
Before you start writing, please check
_http://communitie...­ or contact us for our full Writers'
Guidelines---and let us know your article idea so that we can give feedback
on how it may fit into /Communities/. 
Contact Chris Roth at [address removed]_ <mailto:[address removed]>.

If you don't want to write an article but want to submit photos, please
check _http://communitie...­ or contact Yulia Zarubina at
[address removed]_ <mailto:[address removed]>for our Photo Guidelines.

*I. What "Submitting an Article"* *Means.* We will promise to read your
article, but we may respectfully decline it and not publish it, or save it
and publish it in a future issue. We also reserve the right to edit,
shorten, or revise your article. Most of the time we contact authors about
this ahead of time and get their comments, corrections, etc.

*II. Getting Permission Ahead of Time.* Please send the article only when
you have permission from anyone you need it from, such as fellow community
members. We endeavor to present a diversity of views on community, including
controversial or critical views, in a respectful and cooperative manner. If
your article may generate controversy or strong reactions, or if the
group(s) would want the chance to review it, please share your draft with
group members to get their input before sending it to us. (Please see our
Writers' Guidelines for additional

*III. Publication Rights.* Once your article appears in /Communities/, we
own first North American Publishing Rights. This means your article appears
in /Communities/ the first time it appears in North America. In addition to
appearing in /Communities/, your article may also appear on our website or
in future compilations. You retain all other rights to it. If you'd like to
use it elsewhere, you can, and we would appreciate your using an attribution
line saying, "This article first appeared in
/Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture/, (date); for further information
on /Communities/: _communities.ic.org_­ <;­."

*IV. Photos.* If we publish your article, we want to accompany it with
compelling images that illustrate your subject. You know your subject best,
so we are appealing to you for images. If others in your community or group
like taking pictures, they might already have great images to go with your
article. If you would like to submit an article but cannot supply photos,
that's fine; however, please give us plenty of advance notice so that if we
use your article we can get an illustrator. Please check
_http://communitie...­ or email us for our full Photo
Guidelines. We also appreciate an author photo to accompany your short
(several-line) author bio.

Thanks for your contributions!

Chris Roth
Editor, /Communities/
[address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>_

<mailto:[address removed]>
Chris Roth
Editor, /Communities/
81868 Lost Valley Lane
Dexter, OR 97431
[address removed]

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