We are now accepting guest articles as part of a monthly feature here on The Indie Herbalist! A few of our guidelines:
- Herbalists only, please. Our basic definition of an herbalist is anyone who uses or studies herbs formally or informally and has fallen in love with herbs (or at least likes them and respects them a lot).
- We can only publish articles that have not been published elsewhere. After two years, you may reprint your article on your own blog or elsewhere as long as you include a byline that it was originally written for and published on indieherbalist.com
- Especially interested in creative, think-outside-the-box, herbal DIY projects that would appeal to hipsters, bohemians, or other free spirits; thoughtful, inspiring explorations of herbalism; or "Day in the Life" types of posts that illustrate how herbalists go about being herbal.
- Thoughtful opinion pieces and personal experiences are wonderful. Inflammatory language intended (intentionally or otherwise) to divide rather than unite the herbal community is not.
- Legalities: We are not interested in pitches or submissions about marijuana or other illegal and/or controversial botanicals.
- Please note that we are also not interested in herbal hyperbole or language that states or is couched to imply that herbs treat or cure anything. We are based in the United States, where herbs are classified as dietary supplements, not drugs.
- What makes a good pitch? Google your idea. If there are many similar articles, it will probably be politely declined. Unleash your herbal creativity!
- If your pitch is approved, you are welcome to submit high quality, original photos along with your article, but we often prefer to handle photography and graphics in house.
- More details will be supplied if your pitch is approved, including information regarding compensation.