Article Submissions

Pathways Magazine is published quarterly with the seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Editorial Staff accepts article submissions up to 6 weeks prior to publication. Articles will be considered for inclusion on a case-by-case basis for the current issue. Placement priority is given to articles relevant to issue themes, timeliness for the season, and other criteria at the discretion of the Editor and Publisher.  

2023 Deadlines*:

  • Spring 2023: February 1
  • Summer 2023: May 1
  • Fall 2023: August 1
  • Winter 2023 – 24: October 30

*Subject to change based on printing schedule

Pathways Magazine Editorial & Advertising Calendar

In addition to the themes and topics we regularly feature in our magazine, we invite articles and advertising that address these selected areas, some seasonally-focused, for upcoming issues:

Spring 2023: Reawakening & Reinvesting…in Self, People & Planet

  • Urban Farming
  • Breathing/Breathwork
  • Earth Day is Every Day

Article Submission Deadline: February 1
Ad Placement Order Deadline: February 23
Digital Issue Release Date: March 7
Print Edition Distribution Date: Week of March 7

Summer 2023: Let’s Play

  • Eco-tourism
  • Solstice celebrations
  • Exploring new cultures, subcultures

Article Submission Deadline: May 1
Ad Placement Order Deadline: May 18
Digital Issue Release Date: June 1
Print Edition Distribution Date: Week of June 5

Fall 2023: 

  • Alternative Healing Modalities
  • Eco-Advances, Green Innovations
  • Social Activism
  • Fertility

Article Submission Deadline: August 1
Ad Placement Order Deadline: August 18
Digital Issue Release Date: Week of August 28
Print Edition Distribution Date: Week of September 4

Winter 2023: TBA

  • Past Lives/Future Lives
  • Winter Wellness
  • Angels/Angelic Wisdom

Article Submission Deadline: October 30
Ad Placement Order Deadline: November 9
Digital Issue Release Date: November 21
Print Edition Distribution Date: Week of November 27

Pathways invite article submissions for consideration in any of these areas:

  • Holistic health, complementary/alternative medicine, nutrition, exercise, wellness
  • Environmental, peace, social, ecological, and activism themes/topics
  • Human potential and leading edge “new thought” themes
  • Intuitive, metaphysical, spiritual and new age themes/topics
  • Local/Regional news, profiles, events, cultural stories of interest for DC-MD-VA

Article Specifications & Editorial Guidelines:

  • Article length can vary depending on subject matter. We accept articles from 600-3000 words.
  • Articles should be submitted BY EMAIL as an MSWord file attachment, with little to no specialized formatting.
  • Articles are submitted with the understanding they are done so unpaid, and with the knowledge the final article may include editing and formatting necessary to meet layout and publishing specifications and standards.
  • Payment for any submitted articles is extremely rare, and done solely at the discretion of the publisher.
  • Contributing writers are afforded one complimentary ad placement, quarter-page or smaller, and one complimentary calendar listing, to run in the same magazine issue.

Pathways does NOT accept:

  • Articles for the purpose of self-promotion or including promotional content, and no advertorials – for marketing support, see our Print & Online Advertising 
  • Advocacy articles (“puff pieces”) about a group, guru or event
  • Articles offered contingent on ad placement, submitted by the author, being run.


We present these themes and topics of interest through the following segments featured regularly in our magazine: 

  • Pathways Profile/Main Interview
  • Herb Corner
  • Yoga Today
  • Mind-Body-Spirit
  • Astrological Insights
  • Cultivating Compassion
  • To Your Health
  • Green News & Views
  • Environmental & Social Justice
  • Accessing Your Intuition
  • Community News
  • Washington Gardener
  • Book Reviews/Metaphysical Book Reviews
  • Global Visions
  • On The Path
  • Music/Movie Reviews
  • Youth Voices
  • Animal Wellness
  • Energetic Literacy