Why write for us?

The Otherside Press Magazine is a labor of love, inspired by spirit to serve. As the main communications arm of the ASSMPI, we at The Otherside Press Magazine work as volunteers to serve others by sharing the message that life does not end at death.

We encourage you to share your story, your experience with communication from the other side, too. Having your work, with your name, photo, bio, and contact information included in our publications and online is a great way to help you:

  • gain exposure to new people and markets,
  • sell your information, products, services or other intellectual endeavors (such as workshops, seminars, and the like),
  • give you greater visibility, credibility,
  • help you build your own promotional lists, and
  • maximize your exposure both online and offline.

Payment:

The Otherside Press Magazine does not offer payment for article submissions of any kind. Apart from prayers!

Your Article:

We encourage you to submit articles that will be of interest to our readers, such as:

  • personal experience stories
  • “how-to” articles
  • essays
  • biographical information about mediums or thought-leaders of the past
  • book review

Articles submitted to The Otherside Press Magazine must be previously unpublished and in English. Papers should be well-written and copy-edited carefully before submission. Drafts are not acceptable.

Editing:

While your accepted article may be edited for length, style, grammar, organization, syntax, and clarity, we will work in good faith to preserve your intended message and voice. If substantial changes are required, we may notify you, and allow you to accept our suggested edits, re-submit your article, or rescind your submission.

Author Bio, Photo, and Contact Information:

The Otherside Press wants to provide author information with each article. Because the online magazine articles will continue to be available to readers for many years, we prefer to pull timely, author-updated contact information and profile photos from gravatar.com.  We encourage our writers to create a free account on gravatar.com using the email address from which articles will be submitted to The Otherside Press Magazine. By doing this, you will be able to keep your bio, photo, and contact information up-to-date: changes you make on gravatar.com will be reflected on The Otherside Press Magazine website.

Copyright Policy:

By submitting an article, you grant permission for its use in our magazine and on our website while retaining all copyrights to your individual work.

Be aware: When you submit an article to The Otherside Press Magazine, you must be the rightful owner of the content provided without plagiarism.  Plagiarism – copying other people’s work without permission, citation, and good reason – is a serious offense, and The Otherside Press Magazine adheres to all local, national and international copyright laws. When you copy someone else’s words, do it fairly – and LEGALLY – by giving them proper credit. Here’s how:

In the text of your article, you may say something like this:

In the book TEACHINGS OF SILVER BIRCH, editor A.W. Austen tells us “The appeal of Silver Birch is to Reason, and if anything he says is not acceptable to the reader’s reason then it should be rejected or at least left as an open question pending further evidence.”

To list your references at the end of the article, the paragraph above would look like this:

The appeal of Silver Birch is to Reason, and if anything he says is not acceptable to the reader’s reason then it should be rejected or at least left as an open question pending further evidence. (Austen)

The reference at the end of the article lists the author (or editor), date of publication, the title, and publisher, like this:

Austen, A. W.. 1938. TEACHINGS OF SILVER BIRCH. Oxshott, Surrey: SPIRITUAL TRUTH FOUNDATION.

 

How to Submit Your Article:

Submit your article in plain text or html in the BODY of an email. Supplemental materials such as photos, graphs, and charts should be included as a link back to the original (not as an attachment).

The article should be submitted via email (from the same email address used to create your author bio information on gravatar.com*):

  • Paste the article into the BODY of the email message
  • Add the subject line “Article for The Otherside Press”
  • Send email directly to the editor at

* You may, of course, submit from any email address you prefer – just note in your submission the email address tied to your gravatar.com account so we can ensure that your author information is always up-to-date.