14 January 2011

Writing for Herizons Canada (pay rate: $0.25 per word)

Post date: 14 January 2011
Deadlines: 1 March, 1 July, 1 September, 1 December 2011

About Herizons Magazine

Herizons aims to reflect a feminist philosophy that is diverse and relevant to women's daily lives. The purpose of Herizons is to empower women; to inspire hope and foster a state of wellness that enriches women's lives; to build awareness of issues as they affect women; to foster a spirit of co operation; to promote the strength, wisdom and creativity of women; to broaden the boundaries of feminism to include building coalitions and support among other marginalized peoples; to foster peace and ecological awareness and to expand the influence of feminist principles in the world. Herizons is a non-profit organization based in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.

What Herizons Publishes

Herizons' audience is a feminist readership. Articles about applying feminist principles in work, in relationships and organizations, and in social justice are welcome. Our readers are interested in health issues, social and political issues, environmental issues, equality issues, justice issues, spiritual issues; parenting issues and all issues informed by diverse racial and cultural experiences. Articles in which the writer is engaged with the material work best; personal experiences, journalism style articles, interviews, articles which bring in current research and a clear feminist perspective are all things we look for.


500 - 700 words. News items of interest to feminist readers taking place in communities across Canada.


1,000 - 3,000 In depth articles on feminist debates, current social/ political/legal/environmental/culture emerging issues or personal stories with a broader social relevance. Can be interview style, essay style or journalism style. Non academic writing is preferred.


350-word book, music and film reviews; preference is given to Canadian authors, filmmakers, musicians. payment: $55

Payment License Use:

Payment is made in Canadian funds upon publication. Articles in Herizons are licensed for first time North American rights @ .25 cents per word with an additional .5 cents per word for non-exclusive subsidiary rights, including the right to transfer articles to CD rom for educational/academic libraries and/or secure on-line database services. (Total .30 per word) Herizons reserves the right to post select articles on Herizons’ web site in order to promote the magazine.


Writers may license their work after publication in Herizons. If they relicense the material as it appeared in its final edited form, they should see that Herizons is acknowledged as the original publisher. Any reprint licensing fees secured by the author belong to the author alone. For reprint requests Herizons receives, the author’s permission is required; reprint fees negotiated by Herizons will be paid to the writer, minus a 30% negotiating fee. All articles reprinted will appear with the following tagline: © Author’s name, Herizons, Publication Date, Year, Volume and No.

Due to time constraints, poetry and fiction will not be considered for publication.

Getting your Article Published

Queries should be accompanied by a brief outline/summary explaining a clear angle/thesis and how the article is suited to Herizons. Queries should be accompanied by a sample of the writer's published writing in a similar style to the proposed article. Send via email attchement is best. Allow 12 weeks for reply.

Once Articles are Accepted

Writers will provide final copy electronically; our preference is Microsoft word. Feature articles will typically require 3-4 drafts prior to publication.


Draft edits and revisions will be returned to the writer for approval. Articles requiring rewriting will returned to the writer to complete. Send queries or articles for consideration to:

Queries and manuscripts should be sent to:

E-Mail: editor at herizons dot ca is best. Herizons PO Box 128 Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA R3C 2G1.

Publishing Schedule

Articles are assigned several months in advance. The deadlines below as these are for pre-assigned articles only:

Issue/Copy Deadline

Spring: December 1

Summer: March 1

Fall: July 1

Winter: September 1

More information here.
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