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Writing for the Mycelium Newsletter

The Mycelium is the newsletter of the Mycological Society of Toronto. Mycelium keeps members informed about club meetings, forays and other events, and includes articles, recipes and information on international mycological activities.

The newsletter is published in January, April, July and October. Submissions from members and the public are welcomed! Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your submission.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Articles should always be written with the MST’s values and Code of Conduct in mind
  2. A short article (half page) will be around 250 – 300 words. A page-long article will contain 500 – 600 words.
  3. Feel free to include pictures if relevant to your article – credit any photos that aren’t your own
  4. If you’re writing a scientific article, include citations/sources
  5. Submit your articles to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please CC to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  6. Suggested topics:
    • Stories from forays
    • Most interesting mushroom you’ve found
    • Tips and tricks for finding, preparing and storing different speciesof mushrooms
    • Articles about mushroom folklore, history, etymology (common and scientific names), relationships with other plants/animals/insects
    • Mushroom recipes
    • Mushrooms’ role in different cultures (eg. Mushroom hunting andforaging in France)
    • Anything else mushroom related that interests you! Spore prints, microscope study, etc.
    • Event reports
    • Product reviews (but please no ads/product placement)
    • Book reviews
  7. Topics to avoid:
    • Dubious or "miracle" health claims and benefits
    • Ads for your own or other companies
    • Advice on how to obtain or grow "magic" mushrooms, or testimonials or reports on recreational trips (psilocybin is still a schedule III substance under the Criminal Code of Canada – we are also excited to see that scientific study has been intensified about the medical and psychological benefits of psilocybin, however, please do not write articles concerning illegal activities)

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