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Write for Vegans at VegNews

VegNews“Think, eat, thrive” is the tagline of this veg-friendly book, which means the mag goes beyond recipes. Though it started out as a freebie newspaper at local health food shops, as vegan culture went more mainstream, so did the pub. And you can land a byline by catering your story to anyone who is interested in cutting back on carnivore habits.

“I would say there have been a few studies recently that have come out that say a lot of people are reducing their meat consumption and trying out things like meatless Mondays,” said editorial director Elizabeth Castoria. “Definitely in terms of who our audience is, there is an ever growing awareness of the potential to eat in a healthy and compassionate way that wasn’t there five or 10 years ago.”

For more information on what to pitch, read How To Pitch: VegNews. [subscription required]

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Vegans Furious after Vegan Magazine VegNews Admits to Using Picture of Meat for Recipes

Vegans are a generally peaceful bunch. But that doesn’t mean you can just walk all over them.

VegNews, a vegan magazine and website, was shamed last week after a vegan blog revealed that the magazine’s editorial staff regularly used images of MEAT and DAIRY to accompany vegan recipes and articles.

Needless to say, this did not go over well at all with the vegans who regularly read and paid for the magazine. They were furious! According to the New York Times, one reader commented on the magazine’s website how awful it felt “to have craved any of the foods featured here, because now I feel I was craving animals.”

VegNews’ publisher Joseph Connelly apologized and said the practice would be discontinued. “We were shellshocked by the response,” Connelly said.

Really? We’re shellshocked by that response. Isn’t it general knowledge that vegans take this stuff sort of seriously? At any rate, at least VegNews will fix its ways. Connelly said, “We underestimated our responsibility, and we’re taking steps to correct it.”