Honeyguide is a bi-annual magazine that publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and blog posts about animals and their human neighbors. A portion of our profits sponsors small animal shelters and our partnered rescue, All About Pets Rescue, in Long Island, New York. Honeyguide also includes two sister magazines, The Field Guide Poetry Magazine and upcoming Parakeet Magazine.
The Field Guide Poetry Magazine highlights new and unpublished poets and artists. We focus on poetry that, as W.H. Auden describes, is "the clearest expression of mixed feelings." Or as we put it, describes the "landscape of mixed emotions" with all their unexpected turns and views.
Parakeet launches in January 2022. It is the children's version of Honeyguide and publishes animal-themed work by contributors 7-17 years old. Adult YA writers are welcome to submit, but we prefer to keep this magazine child-centered.
We are looking for sponsors to increase our donations to animal rescues, pay more contributors, and cover magazine costs (ie: website and printer fees).
Do you prefer to make a one-time donation? You can donate any amount here: https://paypal.me/honeyguidemag
As a thank you for partnering with us, we would love to offer you free PDFs of upcoming issues, online access a week before publication, and list you as a Benefactor or Patron on our website and in our magazines!
How we will use your donation.
We will offer higher donations to our sponsored animal rescues.
We love animals and want to support those who work hard to help them. Every issue highlights one certified nonprofit animal rescue by regularly sharing their content on our social media pages, publishing an article about the rescue, posting their website and donation link on our website, and sending a donation. For now, we guarantee $100 or 40% of our sales, whichever is more. We also donate 10% to AAPR. We hope to increase this donation to cover more veterinary and monetary care for the shelter's animals.
We will pay all our contributors.
The editors band together to pay certain contributors (featured writers and artists, an article writer, and cartoonists) so we can offer some kind of contribution without taking away our rescue donation. Our featured writers and article writer each receive $25, our featured artists each receive $50, and we can pay up to $5 for cartoons. We believe, though, that every contributor deserves to be compensated. For now, we give each contributor a free PDF of the magazine so they can see their work in print, but we would love to pay everyone to support their creative efforts.
We will eliminate our feedback fee.
Sometimes, a writer can't see how magnificent his or her story can become until after receiving constructive, specific feedback. Our services have received positive reviews, and we have had the absolute pleasure of seeing some of those stories grow in the editing process. You can read our reviews here: https://www.honeyguidemag.com/feedback
By reducing, and hopefully eliminating, the feedback fee, we can give more writers the necessary notes they need to increase their chances of being published.
We will pay our staff members.
We are not in this for the money, but we are all juggling families, jobs, and creative projects to keep the magazine running smoothly. After we calculate and send the animal rescue donation, pay all our contributors, and cover our magazine costs, we will then see about paying our staff and editors.
Thank you so much for visiting our page!