Articles for submission must be previously unpublished and in English. Content must be copy-edited carefully before submission. Drafts are not acceptable. In order to ensure diversity of subject matter, approaches, and voices, submission by authors who have not published in Public Garden for at least a year prior to submission are normally given precedence. In submitting work to Public Garden, authors agree to the policies of this magazine, including free access and use of the material published in it with proper acknowledgment of authorship and source.
In sending work to Public Garden for possible publication, the submitter attests that the work is original and that he or she is the author, that it has not been published, and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The decision of the editorial advisory group is final. Articles accepted for publication will be copyrighted by the American Public Gardens Association.
Our submission guidelines have been carefully prepared to facilitate the editorial process of publishing articles both in print and online. Strict adherence to formatting guidelines are required. Submissions which do not adhere to these instructions will not be considered for publication.
Photography Guidelines: Every submission to the magazine must be accompanied by photographs or pictorial.
- Images must be high-res at a minimum of 5”x7". Photosynthesis submissions must be 8.5”x11” or 11”x17” (landscape) minimum for use as a full page photo spread.
- Low-res photos (smaller than 300dpi, less than 5x7”) are for article queries only. If a query is approved, high-res photos will be required in order to publish article.
- Public Garden reserves the right not to publish a submission if the accompanying imagery does not meet our photography guidelines.
Captions for all photos, photo credit information, a byline and a bio on the author(s) must be included for all submissions.