Submissions should be sent as an attached text document, accompanied by all images to

Stories should be edited for grammar, spelling, readability, and cohesiveness before submitting. We reserve the right to alter and edit the content of your story to meet house style, if grammatical errors are found, and to add subtitles, captions, quotes, images, etc. Our editorial team will evaluate timing and placement of your submission.


Image requirements

All submissions should be accompanied by at least four high-quality photos (1600 pixels wide), with captions and credits for each. Video, illustrations, and charts welcome. All images must be yours or include a cited source. We retain the right to remove and replace images in your story.


Author Bio

Please include a 1-2 sentence bio and a photograph/head shot. Bio can include up to two links.


Botanical Nomenclature

Accurate nomenclature is a valued hallmark of the Pacific Horticulture Society. Guidelines for including common and botanical plant names in your story can be found here.



By submitting to Pacific Horticulture Society you confirm that you are the original creator of the work (story/photo/video), are not infringing on anyone’s copyrighted material, and are granting Pacific Horticulture Society (publisher) permission to publish your work with appropriate credit on our website to be distributed via email newsletter, social media, print publication, or excerpted for marketing materials created in support of our organization. You retain copyright interest on your work.