The Steady State Herald is CASSE’s blog, one of the leading outlets on limits to growth and the steady state economy as the sustainable alternative. The Herald is geared toward an educated but general readership, with a reading level and style similar to that found in non-fiction trade books. We publish one article per week, usually on Thursdays. With rare exceptions, we publish only original works. (Note the Herald banner, “Original Journalism, Real Sustainability.”)

The Steady State Herald highlights content that focuses on limits to growth (population and economic growth), ecological and steady-state economics, and degrowth. We also cover the conflict between economic growth and: 1) environmental protection, 2) economic sustainability, 3) national security, and 4) international stability. Articles on the politics, policies, and culture of growth are also welcome. We encourage writers to read previous posts for a better idea of what we publish and the style we employ.

General Instructions

Please follow the instructions when submitting an article. The instructions are crucial for editorial efficiency and search engine optimization (SEO), a key factor in getting your article circulated.

  • Articles must be polished, penultimate drafts. Very little editing should be required. Articles requiring significant editing will be rejected.
  • Articles must comprise 1,000-2,000 words. Each article must include the following:
    • Two to four headings (which appear only after a few introductory paragraphs).
    • Hyperlinks to quotations or statistics obtained online.
    • Hyperlinks to books, articles, and other key resources relied upon for facts, figures, claims and concepts. Similarly, hyperlinks should be used in lieu of literature citations or footnotes.
  • You are welcome to submit several images (photos, graphs, figures) along with your article. Please be sure they are high-quality, original works, or available under a Creative Commons license.

Submission Instructions

  • Submit the article to info@steadystate.org with subject line “[Your] Last Name, First Name – Steady State Herald Submission.”
  • Articles must be provided as Word documents. Please save the file as “Last name, First Initial – Title of Article.” For example, “Smith, J – Limits to Growth.doc”
  • If you wish to publish your article elsewhere in the future, you must credit Steady State Herald as the original outlet in your byline. The standard credit should be, “Originally published on [date] by the Steady State Herald.” The credit line should include a link to your article from the phrase “originally published.” Alternatively, “Steady State Herald” may be linked to https://steadystate.org/category/steady-state-herald/ .

Questions? Email info@steadystate.org