vol. 15: The Flora Issue

Flora: the plants of a particular region, listed by species and considered as a whole.

In New England, our flora is as varied as the landscapes. The rocky coastline is brushed with the goldenrod yellow while kelp and dulse fill the ocean depths. Up north, white and red pines mask the mountains while wild mushrooms and ferns sprout up along the trail ways.

How has this diverse flora shaped the region? How has it influenced our communities, our artists, our shops, farms and the region's dinner table?

We welcome you to submit to our 15th issue, The Flora Issue, and help us explore this theme. Submission ideas are due by April 10th with all final creative assets due by April 30th.


Interested in being a part of t.e.l.l. New England?

t.e.l.l. was founded by a small team of women (read: 3!) in New England. Since launch, we have worked with over 35 contributors across the region - because of their help and support, we've been able to bring you countless features, articles and stories about New England and New Englanders. We are always looking for volunteers contributors who are looking for a creative outlet and an opportunity to build their own portfolios.


What we are looking for:

Seasonally & Regionally Relevant. We are looking for stories, articles, recipes, photographs, etc that are from New England. That means Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Furthermore, our publication is published four times a year; winter, spring, summer and fall. If you are submitting a proposal for our summer issue, submit stories relevant to the season! Also, we like recipes that fit within the season and region - local produce that is currently in season is typically what we look for. If you have questions about the above, feel free to shoot us an email at info@tellnewengland.com!

Original Work. We are looking for submissions that are 100% made by you and you only.

Unique Content. As we like to offer our readers content that is fresh and new, we traditionally do not publish stories that have already been published on other blogs or in other magazines. We will review on a case-by-case basis, so if your submission has already been published, please let us know.

Similar Look & Feel. Our photography has a very similar look and feel throughout the pages of t.e.l.l.. Think film, vintage and indie. It is very important to us that we maintain this quality in our photo submissions.

Please note that in order to ensure the highest quality content to our readers, we will no longer accept iPhone photos moving forward. If you have an editorial submission, but do not have the ability to take photos, please let us know and we can help to coordinate photography.


Submission Types

Local Guides. We LOVE hearing about small businesses, unique mom & pop stores, non-chain restaurants, cafes, bakeries, etc. Farms and produce stands too! If it's "local", we like it! Tell us about your favorites! (350-800 words)

Adventure Guide. Take us on adventures throughout New England! We love the outdoors and getting in touch with what New England has to offer - take us on your journey! (350-800 words)

Journal. We are always looking for engaging, fun, and informative blog posts for the t.e.l.l. New England Journal. If you have an idea that embraces one of the many unique qualities of New England, but it doesn't seem to fit with our current issue, it might just be perfect for the Journal. (200-500 words)

Poetry. Interested in sharing poetry specific to the region? We would love to publish this in our next issue!


Photography. Photography plays a very important role within the pages of t.e.l.l. New England - we look for original work that meshes well with our current style. We like vintage/indie photography that has that film look & feel.

Art/Illustration. Want to submit some unique artwork for an upcoming issue? Let us know and we can pair you with one of our upcoming articles.

Stories. Personal accounts, childhood memories, nostalgic stories. Anything, really. Non-fiction only. (500-800 words)

How To's. These are fun pieces that we like to pair with local traditions...think how to eat a lobster, talk like a New Englander, etc...get creative! (200-500 words)

Meet the Maker. Do you have a unique trade that you would like to share with fellow New Englanders? Or do you know someone who does? This can be anything from making hard cider to carving axes to making jewelry. We love New England's makers! (500-800 words)

Recipes. We ideally look for recipes that are relevant to the season and our region. Make sure you have a unique recipe to share and we'll eat it right up (see what we did there?)! (200-500 words)

Other. At the end of the day, this publication is all about sharing your account of New England! Don't let us dictate your medium - we are open to any and all submission ideas!

Name *
Let us know how you would like to contribute! If "other", please specify in the below proposal.
Tell us all about your submission idea!
Send us a link to your book if applicable. We'd love to see your work and will also publish your site information in our issue if your work is selected for use!