Redwood Roots Magazine

Submission Guidelines


Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original Work to be considered for publication in Redwood Roots Magazine provided he or she are the original Author/Creator and are the copyright holder to the Work being submitted. Works may be submitted by individuals, groups, or entire classes.

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General Submission Guidelines

Submitted Works cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in another publication. We accept all format styles.

Recommended submission content and formats include:

  1. Personal/Written Reflections, 800-1200 words: Format: .doc, docx, .rtf, or Google Document
  2. Full Articles, 800-1600 words, may include citations. Format: .doc, docx, .rtf, or Google Document
  3. Digital Story, short reflection piece, 60-90 seconds. Format: .mov or .mp4
  4. Visual Essay/Creative Project, no larger than 7.5 x 10 inches per page. Format: .jpg or .pdf

We encourage you to include an image of yourself with your submission for inclusion in the publication. All images should be at least 300dpi.

Note that content and formats are flexible, so please feel free to contact us with questions.

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Questions to consider

  1. How did your work with your agency illuminate or highlight what you are learning in your class or major?
  2. What organization did you work with? What is the mission of the organization you worked with? What are they doing to carry out that mission? What kind of barriers exist to their carrying out their mission?
  3. What seem to be the root causes of the issue/problem addressed?
  4. What kinds of activities are currently taking place in the community related to this project?
  5. How did you help? What did you do as a part of their work?
  6. What contributes to the success of projects like this? What hinders success?
  7. What learning occurred for you in this experience? How can you apply this learning?
  8. What would you like to learn more about, related to this project or issue?
  9. How have you changed? What have you learned about yourself? What about our community?
  10. What would you like to tell a student about to participate in service or an internship to help them get the most out of it?

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If you are considering a video submission - It is highly encouraged that you participate in the Library’s online, Skillshop on video editing and planning a video project, created by Tim Miller from the library with courses like this in mind. The SkillShop will walk you through the entire process.

Register and Join the Online SkillShop on Canvas here.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

To submit a work (the “Work” or "Submission"), you, the Author/Creator, grant that this is your original Work, you are the copyright owner, and you accept full responsibility for the content of your Submission. You ensure that content for which you do not hold copyright is clearly identified and all permissions to use that content are cleared for use. You ensure that this is your original work and does not contain any libelous or unlawful statements, plagiarized content, infringe on the rights or privacy of others, or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury.

The Work must not have been previously published, is not pending review elsewhere, and will not be submitted for review elsewhere pending the completion of the editorial decision process at the Magazine.

If the Magazine agrees to publish the Submission, you, the Author/Creator, retain full copyright over the submission, but grant and assign to Humboldt State University the nonexclusive permanent right to reproduce, display, and distribute the work in electronic and print formats under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Commons License.

The failure of Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

Users of the Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University service or software in any way.