SUMMER IS COMING!

SUMMER IS COMING!

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We’ve been excitedly working on how best to structure the content, and since this will be the first edition, I’d like to give you [our contributing writers] some freedom this time around. I know that sometimes constraints can be easier to work with than too much freedom, so we can work together on how to best get things done if you need help. There’s a lot of room for creativity and exploration in this first edition! The goal is to publish Wildheart in July, and to do that we’re letting go of rigid ideals and expectations and we’re excited to see the end result (and have some fun!). It’s bound to be different and even better than we can imagine right now.

With that said, we have decided on a theme.
(After much daydreaming about light, warmth, and general good-naturedness)

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The regular sections will be as follows (titles are pending) with related articles and pretty things in-between them:

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HUMAN INTEREST

Narratives and interviews about someone that align with Wildheart’s ideals and is doing something good for the community or has been an interesting element within their community. The topics in this section can be quite broad, ranging from specific people to general human observations and culture. Essentially, if you have an interest in this section, let me know what you’d like to write about and we can probably fit it in.

SOUL FOOD

Short essays, poems, quotes, and musings on the celebration of womanhood and an encouragement to live a good life. This section can include all aspects of health (physical, mental, and spiritual).

COMMUNITY

An activity or a location that might be of particular interest to local women [and possibly their families] during each season. This could be a hike, a village or town, a fishing hole, an interesting workshop or class, etc.

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LOCAL FARE

Essays or short columns about Alaskan ingredients (ie: a family history about a certain blueberry picking spot, a story about a memorable fishing trip, etc.) with a short & sweet recipe at the end. We’re not looking for Martha Stewart complexity– just healthful ingredients that we can find locally, a story, and an interesting spin on a recipe.

MUSIC & READING

Pretty self-explanatory. There may be some adjustment to this section, but overall the idea is to keep it short and sweet and be a source for ladies to find new things to explore. If you’ve seen or heard anything interesting lately, be sure to let me know! I know some of you may have a particular interest in this section, so I’m excited about the potential for this section.

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If any of these sections jumps out at you, great!

Just let me know as soon as possible what you would like your piece to be about, so we can get an idea of how well it will fit into this edition and have those pages accounted for.

If you read over this list, don’t know what you want to write about, but are still interested in the project: that’s okay!

I’m more than willing to work with you to find a topic that you are passionate about.

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Deadline for Summer entries is June 15, 2014.

Please send all questions and submissions to stories@wildheartmagazine.com.

Word Count [300-7,000] • Format [.doc, .pdf, text email]

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