T.O.F.U. #12 | Call for Submissions

Cover for Issue 12 call for submissions

Even though T.O.F.U. #11 is still receiving plenty of attention, I felt like it would be a good idea to keep the momentum going and put out a call for submissions for the next issue now. As I mentioned before, I’ve already approached a number of people about writing pieces for the next T.O.F.U. release, but there’s room for more. So, in case you’re interested in being a part of T.O.F.U. #12, here are the things you need to know!

Submissions Close: Monday, July 10, 2017
Complete Works Due: Friday, July 28, 2017

About the Issue

The next issue of T.O.F.U. will focus on mental health and veganism. Building on the discussions fostered by the last issue on failing physical health and chronic illness, T.O.F.U. #12 will aim to continue to share the stories of those who know that veganism doesn’t cure everything. Along with this, the issue will provide folks a chance to tackle things like those damn memes that suggest the cure for depression is spending time in a forest, criticism that those who take meds are not really vegan, activism that doesn’t allow space or consideration for people with anxiety, depression, social issues, etc., and whatever else folks think falls under the umbrella of mental health as it relates to veganism.

Submission Guidelines

  • Be familiar with T.O.F.U. and its past issues. You’ll be writing for a (mainly) vegan audience that understands the need for intersectionality and doesn’t have to be convinced that animals are our friends. Also, I don’t want to turn down ideas because they were already covered in a very similar manner in a past issue.
  • Send a few ideas, if possible. Together, I’m sure we can figure out a great article!
  • Quality and quantity. When it comes to contributing, you should be comfortable with writing at least 1800-2500 words. Smaller submissions will be considered, but the aim is to have something more substantial than a blog post.
  • Original and unpublished content. I don’t want other publications mad that I’m running the same piece, and I’d like for my readers to be excited for something new from every author, if possible. Please don’t just copy and paste something from your blog into an email.
  • Be excited. I’m accustomed to sending emails to people multiple times to round-up articles, but I’m not going to chase after you for long.
  • Eat your veggies. Maybe this goes without saying, but you should be vegan.
  • No recipes. I’m sure you’ve got a great one, but there are enough places for vegan recipes these days. T.O.F.U. aims to be a platform for something other than vegan food, even if I do enjoy said food a lot.
  • Space is limited. Since I’m hoping to bring this issue to print*, it is possible that not all submissions will be accepted, but there’s always next time!

As always, submissions don’t have to deal with the focus specifically as there is room in the D.I.Y., Activism, and Life sections for other topics to be covered. Along with this, both new and past contributors are welcome to submit ideas. So, if you’re interested, please drop me a line through the Contact page.

*A Note Regarding Printing: Ideally, I want to print this issue, but the costs are incredibly high compared to digital. It’s for this reason that I started a Patreon campaign earlier this year to offer subscriptions to readers, and I will be working to promote that option before the release of T.O.F.U. #12. However, if the campaign doesn’t reach its first goal within a reasonable amount of time, the issue will be released solely as a digital publication. Either way, to be prepared for print, all photos submitted with a piece should be at least 300dpi.

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