Tumbleweeds Article Submission Guidelines
Tumbleweeds exists to foster community among people in the Santa Fe area who care about children and families. Our writers share stories, news, opinions and practical ideas about raising children and supporting a healthy community for families. Even after shifting to a digital format in Summer 2020, with a reach that now extends around the world, our focus is on articles anchored in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.
We release digital issues four times a year (Spring – March 1; Summer – June 1; Fall – Sept. 1; Winter – Dec. 1), with news briefs and short articles in between.
We look for articles grounded in the writer’s personal experience and expertise. Some of our writers are professional writers; most are parents, teachers or others who have experiences they want to share. Our editing process is a very respectful one, centered on helping you communicate your story clearly without losing your personal voice and feeling.
On occasion we present controversial topics in a pro/con format, but there some topics that we will not accept, including those that encourage use of illegal substances or practices, or corporal punishment.
Your experiences are an asset to our community, and we’d love to help you share them with Tumbleweeds readers. Feel free to call to discuss your idea or ask us to read a draft.
Length: Generally, 1000-1200 words for articles, 250-350 for news briefs.
Photos: Always appreciated, anywhere from three to 10. Be sure to include a headshot of yourself for your bio.
Spring issue: Feb. 1 (launch date: March 1)
Summer: May 1 (launch date: June 1)
Fall: Aug 1 (launch date: Sept. 1)
Winter: Nov. 1 (launch date: Dec. 1)
Finally … surprises are fun, but please call or email if you are planning to submit an article, so we can plan accordingly!
Claudette & “Team Tumbleweeds”