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Public Garden Magazine Editorial Submission Form

Submitted by Abby Spencer on Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:54pm

Articles for submission must be previously unpublished and in English. Content must be copy-edited carefully before submission. Drafts are not acceptable. In order to ensure diversity of subject matter, approaches, and voices, submission by authors who have not published in Public Garden for at least a year prior to submission are normally given precedence. In submitting work to Public Garden, authors agree to the policies of this magazine, including free access and use of the material published in it with proper acknowledgment of authorship and source.

In sending work to Public Garden for possible publication, the submitter attests that the work is original and that he or she is the author, that it has not been published, and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The decision of the editorial advisory group is final. Articles accepted for publication will be copyrighted by the American Public Gardens Association.

Our submission guidelines have been carefully prepared to facilitate the editorial process of publishing articles both in print and online. Strict adherence to formatting guidelines are required. Submissions which do not adhere to these instructions will not be considered for publication. 

Photography Guidelines: Every submission to the magazine must be accompanied by photographs or pictorial.

  • Images must be high-res at a minimum of 5”x7". Photosynthesis submissions must be 8.5”x11” or 11”x17” (landscape) minimum for use as a full page photo spread.
  • Low-res photos (smaller than 300dpi, less than 5x7”) are for article queries only. If a query is approved, high-res photos will be required in order to publish article.
  • Public Garden reserves the right not to publish a submission if the accompanying imagery does not meet our photography guidelines.

Captions for all photos, photo credit information, a byline and a bio on the author(s) must be included for all submissions.

Let us know what editorial area are you submitting for. If your submission doesn't fit our editorial guidelines, we will determine whether or not it fits best within a different content area.
Abstracts of no more than 150 words must be provided for all article submissions.
Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines: (1) ‘Focal Points’ should be 800-1500 words. Articles exceeding the length limit will be edited or rejected. (2) ‘Backbones’ should be 500-700 words. (3) ‘Perennial Selection’ submissions should be less than 500 words, unless otherwise specified in the Editorial Content details. Please adhere to the editorial guidelines associated with each content area. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for content, to only include a portion of an article in the printed magazine, with a lead to more information online, or conversely, to only mention the article in the print publication and publish it in its entirety online.
We will do our best to accommodate your issue request, but can not guarantee submission acceptance or issue placement.
Please include relevant information about the primary author as well as any co-authors, including institutional affiliation, mailing address, personal bio, etc. for each author.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
If you have more than three photos or images to submit, please email
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.