Whole Life Times Magazine is Accepting Pitches —How to Submit (Payments: $125 – 150)

Whole Life Times, a bimonthly magazine serving the worldwide holistic community, relies almost entirely on freelancers to fill its pages every month. They have only a few regulars, so the field is wide open. They are calling for freelancers to create contents for the magazine.

Whole life Times Magazine is a holistic publication. They believe every aspect of life affects every other part.

And as such, the magazine is open to stories on holistic and integrative health, alternative healing, green living, sustainability and organic food, yoga, spirituality and personal growth, social responsibility, conscious business, the environment—in short, anything that deals with a progressive, healthy lifestyle.

WLT’s focus is local—issues, events and people in Southern California—so for subjects with broader application,  it’s important to include a local angle and/or sources.

Their activities would help you have a sense of focus on what to write.

How to Submit to Whole Life Times Magazine 

  • They accept queries only via email.
  • If you have not written for them before, please be sure to include a brief bio and links to up to three published clips.
  • Alternatively, you may submit a completed manuscript.
  • If your story addresses the categories described above, your treatment of the issue, timeliness and the quality of your writing are the main keys to getting published.
  • General tip: Keep in mind that WLT readers are more sophisticated than the average reader when it comes to holistic living: sustainable lifestyle, health, personal growth, social responsibility, new spirituality and metaphysics.
  • They prefer thoughtful, well-researched articles with an informed, contemporary tone. They favor a narrative approach in which storytelling is emphasized.
  • Also, Whole Life Times welcome in-depth reports and personal interviews, but outside of BackWords They rarely publish personal essays. They ask for reference links and source contacts for fact verification on all stories.
  • Queries may be sent via e-mail to [email protected].

Whole Life Times Magazine

Manuscript Format

  • Submissions should be double-spaced in AP style as an attached, unformatted MS Word file (.docx). If you do not have Microsoft Word and must email in another program, please also copy and paste your story in the message section of your email.
  • Please suggest a hed and dek for your story.
  • Original photos and illustrations are welcome and may be submitted along with your article for consideration. If you are sending large images, please use Dropbox or similar.
  • Please include a one-sentence credit line to accompany your story. If you do not include it, the story will run with your byline only.



They accept submissions at any time. If you would like your submission to be considered for a specific issue, they should have it in hand two to four months before the issue of publication.


  • WLT accepts up to three longer stories (800–1000 words) per issue, for which pay ranges from $75–150 depending on topic, research required and writer experience.
  • In addition, they have a number of regular departments that pay $35–125 depending on topic, research required and writer experience.
  • City of Angels is their FOB section featuring short, newsy blurbs on our coverage topics, generally in the context of Los Angeles. These are generally 300–400 words and pay $25-35 depending on length and topic. This is a great section for writers who are new to WLT.
  • BackWords is a 750-word personal essay that often highlights a seminal moment or event in the life of the writer and pays $100.
  • In the event that the magazine decides not to publish your assigned story, a kill fee of 50 percent of the original fee is offered. However, no kill fee is offered for unsolicited submissions or if this is your first assignment with us; you are free to publish the work elsewhere.
  • If your work is printed, they customarily pay within 30 days of publication. They pay by invoice, so please be sure to submit one, and name the file with your name.
  • They ask for one-time print rights and non-exclusive perpetual web publishing rights.

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