You’re invited to become a part of this community.
We’re open to receiving 300-1000 word posts on anything that touches the topic of midlife and beyond. Your posts can take the form of observational or devotional writing, interviews, book or movie reviews, opinion pieces, or humor. Please note we are open at this time to your previously-published work that taps into themes relevant to readers at midlife. We are interested in fresh, intelligent, authentic writing that tackles your subject matter with thoughtfulness and grace.
Though we are Christians, we are not looking for sermons or pat answers. (We value questions, especially since this time of life is replete with them for so many of us!) The Perennial Gen is a space given to navigating the complexities, graces, losses, and adventures of midlife through the wisdom and experience of others.
Please click here (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to submit your work via email using an attached Word document. If it is a previously-published post, please send the URL.
In addition, please include a .jpg of yourself (headshot, preferably) and a 1-4 sentence bio that includes links to your website if you have one. If you have images you’d like to include with your post, please attach them as .jpgs to your email. Note that if we accept your piece for publication, it may be subject to editing. We’ll let you know when it goes live so you can share it among your social networks. Also, PLEASE check back to see if anyone has commented on your post and respond to help encourage conversation. [Note that we approve comments before they are posted.]
We’ll be focusing on a theme each month, and would love most of all to receive posts that tackle these themes. Note in your email which theme your post is addressing.
Final theme for 2017
December – Holidays, traditions, adjustments as family structure changes, memories
**Upcoming themes for 2018**
January – New interests, avocations, passions
February – Fashion and beauty
March – Your relationship with the Church
April – Forgiveness
May – Caregiving, being the “sandwich” generation
June – Physical changes, sexuality
July/August – Finances, retirement planning
September – Spiritual formation, stages of faith, spiritual growth at midlife
October – Mental health
November – Food and hospitality
December – Simplicity
In addition, we welcome posts that address other general topics related to midlife. Your concern or experience can be just what another reader needs to hear. Please keep us in mind if you’d like to review a book (fiction or non-fiction) that addresses midlife concerns in some way.
We can’t afford to pay for guest posts at the time of this launch, but plan to offer incentives (such as Amazon gift cards) as a thank you to those who become regular contributors to The Perennials blog.