We are always looking for new writers whose work we can publish. We don't care about your resume or whether you've been published before. All we care about is whether you can deliver the kind of writing we want. If you do, we will publish it.
We don't pay for material, but we don't ask for exclusive rights either, and we'll include a link to a site of your choice when we publish your article. Bottom line: you get exposure and free advertising without giving up anything.
Our target audience is people who want to realize the Self.
We print material that is of interest to those people: practical advice, descriptions of experiences that may be similar to their own, information about teachers, reviews of books that might help them, etc.
More specifically, we welcome the following kinds of submissions:
Accounts of personal experiences. Your experience has to be interesting to our readers and you must describe it accurately and vividly. People often think they are describing something when in fact they are theorizing about it. For the most part we want descriptions, not theories. True stories are a kind of description.
Factual articles about objective things. For example, a biography of a particular person; a comparison of meditation techniques in two related traditions; an explanation of the differences between the three schools of Vedanta; an account of how Talks With Sri Ramana Maharshi was written. Articles of this sort must be well-researched and must reflect an awareness of the basic scholarship or literature in that area.
Interviews. These must be recorded and transcribed. In interviews of people who hold themselves out as spiritual teachers, we require that questions be included about their current state. For example, "Are you aware 24 hours a day?" or "How often are you in nirvikalpa samadhi?"
Poems and fiction. Here is an example of a poem that we published.
Those are the things we want. Now here's a list of what we don't want:
We don't usually publish articles that consist mainly of opinions. However we occasionally make exceptions.
We don't publish groundless assertions masquerading as facts.
If you would like to submit something or ask us a question, send it to our email address.