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Writers
We seek short form (300-800 words) and long form (1,200-2,500 words) articles, preferably accompanied by appropriate photos sized at a minimum of 4×5” at 300 dpi. Contact us to pitch articles that exceed the word length above. Articles that transport readers to a pollinator rich habitat, delight us with charismatic fauna, or inform us how to improve habitat are also appreciated. We’re open to submissions on any topic related to pollinators and pollination, written for a lay audience. We also welcome articles on honey bees that emphasize the role of managing Apis mellifera conscientiously, helping beekeepers be good stewards of the land.

We purchase first-time print rights, pay upon publication, $100-150 for short form articles and $200-400 for long form. $400 is the maximum we currently pay for any piece. We do not pay extra for photos or sidebars that are part of the submission at this time, considering them as part of the article. We ask that authors refrain from posting the articles on personal websites for 6 months post publication. Send us a pitch.
Photographers

We publish high quality photo essays about pollinators or endangered habitat. From wild bees to butterflies, we’re interested in the insects, birds, and animals that help feed the planet.

We purchase first-time print rights, paying contributors $200-400 for photo essays. We are always looking for cover images, for which we pay $150. You may send low resolution images in a pitch, but we require vertically oriented photos at 8.5×11” at 300 dpi for cover images and minimum of 4×5” at 300 dpi for article submissions. Send a pitch: editor@2millionblossoms.com.

Submissions

Please send us editable documents (Word or RTF) or a PDF. Include:

  • Full name, email address, mailing address, and phone number in the article

  • Proposed article title

  • Pollinator or country the article addresses

  • Photos and graphics as JPG, TIFF, PNG or PSD at 300 dpi

What are we looking for

Topics of interest
  • Profiles of specific pollinators or people involved with pollinators

  • Gardening information on improving habitat

  • Interesting pollinator projects

  • New science regarding pollinators

  • Smart Ag advances

  • Beekeeping articles that help beekeepers be good environmental stewards of their managed pollinators

Rights we purchase

We purchase first serial rights and exclusivity for 6 months from time of printing. Thereafter, authors are welcome to post the material on their own websites. We retain the right to reprint the material on our website, social media, or in future publications, crediting the author as appropriate.

Each contributor will receive two copies of the magazine upon publication, unless they are located overseas, in which case we ship one.

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