Submission guidelines

Launched in 2007, The Mindful Word publishes articles on a range of engaged living topics. Read About us to learn more. We’re always open to submissions, so have a look at the guidelines and send something along!

What we publish – We only accept articles that have not been published before on the Internet. We do not publish guest posts by writers just wanting to promote themselves or their services. However, if you genuinely want to write about a topic that we cover feel free to submit your story. You’ll have the opportunity to add a bio at the end of your article.

What we’re looking for – Listed below are the types of articles we publish. To get a feel for the specific kind of content we publish, we encourage you to read a few articles before submitting.

»  features  – creative nonfiction, investigative journalism
»  service articles – how-to, lists, round-ups
»  interviews – text and/or video
»  reviews – conscious media
»  essays – personal, not academic
»  news and reports – on the topics of mindfulness and psychology
»  fiction – related to any of the topics we cover, with positive theme(s)
»  poetry – any form or genre
»  editorial cartoons – related to spirituality, society, culture (attach 72 DPI JPGs)
»  photo essays – any form or genre (attach 72 DPI JPGs)

Publishing license – Article submissions are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. (Read our article on thought freedom and our Creative Commons page for more info on why we publish this way)

Editing – We edit all submissions to ensure quality, to suit our audience and to adhere to our style guidelines so expect that your work will be edited.

Word count – We don’t have any set limit on article length. The longer an article is the less likely it will get read to the end, but the shorter it is the less depth it provides the reader. We typically find that 800 to 1,500 words is a good length for most articles.

Bio – If you’d like to include a bio, feel free to add it to the bottom of the submission. Please keep your bio to a maximum of 50 words. You may add your website and social media links in there.

Sending your submission – Send article submissions to Send reviews, poetry and fiction to We will respond within two weeks.

Regular contributions – If you’d like to contribute to The Mindful Word on a regular basis, please visit our contributing members page. Contributing members get paid for their submissions.