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We are always looking for passionate writers covering healthy living, vegan recipes, yoga, mind + body, and fitness. Below is what we look for in our contributors. Please follow these in order for our editors to review your submission in a timely manner. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Why write for Peaceful Dumpling?
As an interdisciplinary online magazine covering sustainable lifestyle, news, and literature, Peaceful Dumpling provides a wonderfully supportive community and a great platform for your work. Our contributors are a diverse group of professionals in the field of writing, publishing, environment, activism, lifestyle and wellness.


Submission Process
For peacefuldumpling.com (Vegan and sustainable lifestyle)

Understand our content.
Please take the time to get to know our content, especially the topics that we cover, format, and our general prose style. Most of our articles fall into one of 3 types:

  1. Informative lifestyle articles, often in list or how-to format (“5 Best…” “10 Ways to…” “How to…”), on healthy eating, fitness, nutrition, wellness, mind + body, sustainability, natural and vegan beauty, etc.
  2. Vegan recipe or fitness tutorials with high-quality original photographs.
  3. Longform travelogue or personal essay about a poignant and thought-provoking topic.

Our mission is to keep the message positive, informative, and encouraging for all our readers (both vegan and non-vegan), so we do not publish articles like “How to Defend Veganism/Why I’m Vegan.”

Email your article to submit@peacefuldumpling.com.
Please insert the article text in the body of the email and attach photos (if any) in JPEG format. Recipe submissions must have original photos (your own) attached. Other types of articles may use a royalty-free, license-cleared images from either Wikipedia Commons, Flickr Creative Commons, or similar. The images should be no smaller than 425 x 400 px and must have the photo credit listed (ie. “Photo: Jellybelly via Flickr” or “Photo: Jennifer Brown”).

In the body of the email, please also include your author bio (2-4 sentences about yourself, including social media platforms) and an author photo.

 

For Peaceful Dumpling Magazine
(Fiction, poetry, essays & journalism)

  1. We publish short fiction, poetry, incisive and emotionally compelling creative nonfiction such as essays, and investigative journalism on progressive issues such as the environment, animal ethics, gender, race, class, and more. Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
  2. We accept creative Magazine pieces only if they are written on spec. Please email the full piece and a short bio with publication history to submit@peacefuldumpling.com.

Short story: We prefer stories to be under 6,000 words although we may consider longer stories if they are especially compelling.

Poetry: Please send up to 5 poems at a time. There is no word limit.

Creative nonfiction: We look for a variety of personal, cultural, or interdisciplinary essays of up to 6,000 words (longer works that are exceptional will also be considered).

Investigative journalism: This may be sent on spec or as a pitch. We are looking for deeply researched, compelling narratives on topics that are either extremely timely and relevant, or have not been discussed as much as their significance would demand. If sending as a pitch, please include links to writing clips.

 

For all submissions

  1. By submitting your article to Peaceful Dumpling, you are agreeing to our terms of use
  2. Your submission will be reviewed by Peaceful Dumpling editors. We will email you only if it is accepted for publication within 1-4 weeks. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are at this time unable to respond to every piece we decide not to publish—and we are sometimes even put into the difficult position of not being able to publish every piece that we like. If you don’t hear from us within 4 weeks, please feel free to send your piece to another outlet for publication.
  3. Once your article is published, please help your article be read by sharing it on your social media platforms.

Thank you for your interest in writing for Peaceful Dumpling!