Stoner Magazine | Content Contributor Program

Want to share your views with Herbal Publishing readers? Here’s how to submit articles for consideration and details on what we look for.

We are always scanning the industry for the brightest and the best content. If you have what it takes, we’d love to hear from you and sample your most successful work.

Content Submission Policies

How to Submit Contributed Stories to Herbal Publishing and Tips on Getting Published

Herbal Publishing selectively accepts outside contributions from industry professionals, limited almost exclusively to our Leadership section. Here is a little bit about how that works.

What We Look For

Articles submitted for consideration should be of interest to readers of Herbal Publishing, have a tone that is appropriate for Herbal Publishing, and be written by a person, not a PR department. We like articles that introduce new ideas and advance conversations around topics and trends that engage our readers—think op-ed rather than content marketing. We appreciate lively, polished writing that balances research or news with fun and memorable anecdotes or examples that help illustrate your point of view.

While we encourage drawing from your own experiences in business to support your ideas, over-the-top self-promotion (of yourself or your company) will prevent us from publishing your article. Same goes for dense jargon and abstract or blanket assertion.

Herbal Publishing prefers submissions from contributors who are leaders in and knowledgeable about the types of industries and topics we regularly cover on our Leadership section: productivity, creativity, career development, hiring and recruiting, work culture, work-life issues and policies, entrepreneurship, and innovation are popular with our readers, especially if there’s a salient takeaway for other professionals.

How to Submit

Most articles are around 300–700 words. We cannot offer to pay for contributed stories, but if they’re engaging to read and useful to our audience, we will energetically promote them, just like any other story that runs on our site.

Send via email complete, unpublished articles only, intended strictly for Herbal Publishing’s Stoner Magazine, to Associate Editor Amy Lee at [email protected]. Please no pitches, abstracts, outlines, press releases, or interview offers. Please no phone calls.

What to Expect If We Accept

Submissions are reviewed approximately once a week, and the process is selective. Due to high volumes, we’re often unable to respond to all submissions. If you don’t receive a response within one week of submitting, it’s safe to assume that your piece was not selected for publication.

For those that are:

+ All articles are subject to editing.
+ Headlines and subheads are subject to change.
+ Content may be edited for style, tone, or substance.
+ Links may be added for context.
+ Art will be added at the discretion of Herbal Publishing staff.
+ Articles may or may not be promoted across Herbal Publishing’s family of sites, on our homepage, in our newsletters, and via our social feeds.

Herbal Publishing requests that contributed articles remain exclusive to our site for three to five business days, after which time they may be reprinted in part or full on other sites, with a link back to the original article on Herbal Publishing. To repurpose or use Herbal Publishing articles for commercial purposes, please contact Herbal Publishing reprints.

Accepted and approved contributed articles or images commonly run online; the print magazine is almost exclusively written or produced by staff or professional journalists or professional photographers who contribute regularly to the magazine. However, Herbal Publishing maintains the exclusive rights to use any submitted content that meet our content submission guidelines within either our printed magazine or online edition.

We are always scanning the industry for the brightest and the best content. If you have what it takes, we’d love to hear from you and sample your most successful work.

Please send our team an email that includes the following format:

+ Subject: Contributor Review Team: [YOUR NAME HERE]
+ Body: Full Legal Name, Best Phone Number, Full Mailing Address
+ Attach your sample article

Email: Contributor Review Team: [email protected]