Blog Editorial Policy
Want to share your experiences with Processwork on The Edge? We welcome submissions from anyone familiar with Processwork. Please take a look at our editorial policy, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to reading your work.
PWI Blog Submission Guidelines and Editorial Policy
Elva W. Redwood, Managing Editor
Hello and thank you for submitting to our PWI blog. PWI wishes to celebrate everyone’s creativity and to support everyone’s work with Processwork. We are also committed to our purpose of showing Processwork to the world through a high professional standard of writing and presentation. To assist you in the submission process we have prepared the following guidelines. Please read and follow the guidelines carefully.
Before creating your submission, we recommend you submit a topic proposal to the editorial staff for approval. (Please see email address at the bottom of these guidelines). The topic should showcase an aspect or application of Processwork in an easy to read and engaging manner.
The purpose of the PWI blog is to raise the profile of Processwork in the world and to inspire visitors to explore Processwork further. We aim to promote the work and thinking of the international community of Processworkers and to showcase the ideas, practices and applications of process oriented approaches for a general public audience.
The blog will showcase Processwork facilitation methods and applications across individual, relationship, group and organizational contexts and promote the teaching, research and development of techniques for working with process.
The purpose of the PWI blog content is to showcase Processwork in its multitude of different aspects, applications and settings to the world, including the wider professional and academic community, business and non-profit arenas.
Additional Content Objective
It is also our purpose to give Processwork community members a platform to show their work and insights to each other and the world, and to support them in their own endeavors. We support contributors to present their own projects and to link from the blog to their own websites if desired. (Please see linking policy below.)
We welcome submissions from IAPOP members, formal and informal students, graduates, Processwork diplomates, researchers, and other friends of Processwork.
We hope to showcase a diversity of voices and perspectives and particularly encourage contributions from persons of color and members of other marginalized groups, including racial, ethnic, socio-economic, or religious minorities and people of differing abilities. English translations of original work in other languages are very welcome.
Your submission must be well presented in clear, academic English, and written to a high professional standard. The PWI Blog Editor can provide advice to assist authors to meet these standards, see more information in the editorial policy below.
Blog posts must seek to educate a broad range of readers about Processwork techniques, ideas and applications, and should inspire an interest in people previously unfamiliar with Processwork. The submitted piece must be original work, or a translation of original work, by the author. Work previously published elsewhere is welcome, if republishing is permitted by guidelines of the original publisher.
Our target audience is people who are looking for a paradigm for facilitation at the individual, relationship and/or group level, who want to explore creative, alternative, transformational approaches, and may be interested in Processwork ideas, practices, training, or research. This audience includes leaders in organizations that may wish to partner with PWI and send staff members to PWI to study Processwork.
We recommend that prospective authors submit a topic proposal of 50-100 words prior to submitting a full piece, to ensure best chance of acceptance. A topic proposal should clearly explain the focus of your piece.
Once your topic is approved, please submit your post, featured image, bio and headshot within 30 days of the date of the acceptance email. Please follow the content, format, style and image guidelines below. If your submitted post is accepted by the editorial staff, they will then edit your work and bio one time for readability, clarity, grammar, spelling, style and academic English. Staff will then send it back to you for approval. There may be additional minor edits, such as previously missed typos, made in the publishing process. Your post will then be queued for publishing on the PWI blog. Staff will let you know the planned date of publication, and will let you know if for any reason that is changed. PWI Blog editorial staff reserve the right to reject any submission at any stage of the editorial process.
The focus of your blog post must be to present elements of the Processwork paradigm or a particular application of Processwork.
We welcome posts that create dialogue with other modalities, ideas, or practices. For example, posts may present connections and comparisons between Processwork and other related techniques or fields.
Posts can take any form appropriate for a professional blog. Your format may be an article, report on research, interview, case report, etc. You may also submit a creative piece, for example visual art, if you accompany that with a written post clearly presenting how Processwork is present in your piece. If, for example, you submit a piece about your own inner work, the focus must be on Processwork inner work, not on the content of your inner work. All work must be original. Your submission should be educational and showcase the usefulness and diverse applications of the Processwork paradigm.
Please take particular care in titling your piece, as a catchy title is what draws people to read. The ideal title is short and clear and inspires curiosity. Consider making your title a question, as this engages the reader immediately.
Word Count and Formatting
We will only accept submissions between 600 – 1,000 words. Please submit your work as a Word file with no special formatting. (Do not center title or subtitles, etc.) Please break up your text into sections with subtitles. Please bold your title and subtitles. You may include bulleted lists. For visual art and other media, please contact the editorial staff for special requirements.
Please avoid insider jargon and clearly explain any Processwork terms that you use. Your piece must be written in clear academic English, and be intelligible to a wide range of readers. Any citations must be clearly and accurately footnoted at the bottom of the text (not in a footer, please) using APA style [link: http://www.apastyle.org/]. Translations of your original work in other languages are welcome.
We invite you to link to your own projects as well as other relevant Processwork sites in your text. We’d also love if you link to other pages on the PWI website. Please limit links to outside websites to three per post.
Each post on the PWI blog will be accompanied by a featured image that will appear at the top of the post, as well as a click-through image on the blog’s main page. When published, the image will be cropped to the ratio width = 2.5 X height, which means if your image has more standard proportions, the top and bottom will be cut off. Please choose a striking and attractive image which will read well in this shape. Your featured image must be approximatley 1,900 pixels wide. (No smaller images.) If you are including other images to be embedded in text, please contact editorial staff for special instructions.
You are welcome to use your own image, or find a free, creative commons image that has no copyright or fees attached for use. There are several websites that provide free images for download, such as pexels.com, pixabay.com and the Flickr creative commons [link: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/].
Please include your featured image in a jpeg file accompanying your Word file. Please choose your featured image carefully, as this will be the first thing potential readers will see, prompting them to click and read or to move on. Editorial staff reserve the right to request a different featured image, or to use one of their own choosing.
Your Credit and Bio
Your name, headshot and bio will appear at the bottom of your published blog post. Please include, in a separate word file, your name as you wish it to be published, followed by your credentials, and a 40 – 60 word bio. You may link to your website and one social media page in your bio. Also include in a separate jpeg file a simple headshot of yourself. The headshot should be 600 pixels or less wide, and must be a clear portrait style picture of your face only.
Please label all word and jpeg files clearly with your name and descriptor: submission, bio, featured image and headshot.
You may republish your accepted post after it is published on the PWI blog, with a credit and link to the original post on the PWI blog. The credit should read: Originally published on – date – at PWI blog [link].
Work previously published elsewhere is welcome, if permitted by republishing guidelines of the original publisher.
We are currently accepting topic proposals at any time. Once your topic is approved by editorial staff, we require your completed submission, including main text, featured image, your name, bio and headshot, within 30 days, dated from the editorial staff email notifying you of your topic acceptance.
Email for Submissions:
Elva W. Redwood, Managing Editor