Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Your Submissions Welcome!

We are always looking for reader input and contributions to Washington Gardener Magazine and our online publications. Here are several ways you can participate:

~ Ask a Gardening Question -- Send your questions to wgardenermag@aol.com and use the subject line “Q&A.” Please also include your first name, last initial, and what city and state you are writing from. Then look for your answered questions in upcoming issues in the "Ask the Expert" column.

~ Share Your Garden Story --  Let us know what makes YOUR garden special. Write a short essay about it (aim for 500-750 words) and send the text along with a few high-res images of your garden to Wgardenermag@aol.com and put "My Garden Story" in the email subject line.

~ Reader Reactions -- Tell us know what you liked or didn't like or agree with/disagree with from our recent issue of Washington Gardener Magazine. Please send to Wgardenermag@aol.com and put "Reader Reaction" in the email subject line so they do not get lost in my sea of email.

~ Guest Blog Posts -- Anything you want to share about local gardening -- from deer to a new tomato variety you are trying -- we'd love to have your take on things. Just include the text in an email and attached any images you want to include with the post. I then schedule it in on our blog calendar and will let you know when the post goes "live" so you can link to it and let the world know. Please send to Wgardenermag@aol.com and put "Guest Blog Post" in the email subject line so they do not get lost in my sea of email.


~ Before-After Story -- Are you a landscape designer, garden designer, or landscape architect who wants to share a local gardening before/after transformation? Write a short essay about it (aim for 500-750 words) and send the text along with a few high-res images of the garden to Wgardenermag@aol.com and put "Before-After" in the email subject line.

~ Have Your Club Profiled -- Got a Washington, DC-area garden group, plant society, or neighborhood club that you think should be profiled here? Send the full details to wgardenermag@aol.com put "Garden Club Profile" in the email subject line.

~ Event Listings -- If you have an upcoming local garden-related event, send in the details for listing in our monthly Washington Gardener Enewsletter. Please send to Wgardenermag@aol.com and put "Event Listing" in the email subject line so they do not get lost in my sea of email.

Book Reviews -- We publish book reviews by volunteer members of the Washington Gardener Reader Panel. We are looking for a few additional volunteers who live in the greater Washington, DC, region to serve on our Reader Panel. This will consist of about two email exchanges per month. Reader Panelists may also be asked to review new gardening books and test out new garden plants, tools, and seeds.
   To join the Washington Gardener Volunteer Reader Panel, please send an email with your name and address to: wgardenermag@aol.com. We look forward to having you be a vital part of our local publication and its gardening mission.

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