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JADEN magazine is a wellness and self-discovery magazine created by Candice Daphne to give people a space to share their personal growth stories and their self-discovery journeys.

JADEN is Dominican Patois for 'Garden' (pronounced similarly to the French 'jardin'). It was named 'Garden' to reinforce the metaphor that we must look after ourselves like we would a garden. Each of us are our own little patch of soil that we can nurture and grow however we like.


Just like a garden, sometimes we need some more nourishment and tending to, a little extra attention to our water intake, perhaps spending some more time in the sunshine when needed or knowing when it's okay to take breaks and rest in the shade.

Candice collates beautifully made print and digital magazines filled with your personal growth stories and journeys as well as lifestyle content to improve your well-being and even the odd plant-based recipe! 

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What's New

The latest issue is now available to order in print and digital download! This issue's theme is 'new beginnings' and I know you'll love it because it has every excuse to redesign you're entire life inside.

Become a baking expert with Neicie's easy chocolate orange loaf cake recipe, or guide yourself into tarot readings and spirituality with Tasha McIntyre's touching story on her struggles with an epilepsy diagnosis. You can even find some book recommendations from the staff writer team as we share what we're currently obsessed with. 

Recreate every part of you by purchasing issue 04 here.



JADEN has created a space for people to feel less alone in their self-growth journeys. If you have a story to share, we'd love to hear it! Submit here.


Short-listed for the Saboteur Awards 2022, JADEN is a wellness and self-discovery magazine looking for pieces that will inspire positive change with our readers. Tell us about your new morning routine to inspire productivity. Tell us about a book that changed your perspective on life forever. Or how you found comfort in painting, crocheting or tarot cards! Tell us all the ways you're choosing to invite more peace and happiness into your life.


Editor's Note

"It's known in most cultures, especially within the black community, that we don't speak openly about our personal growth and our mental well-being so I have created JADEN magazine in the hope that we can all have a space to come together, read each others stories and learn from one another about our journeys to be the best versions of ourselves.


I would love to hear other people's stories on their personal growth journeys, life philosophies and lessons from the universe. JADEN magazine is for YOU. Come and share your stories and let's strive to be kinder to ourselves."


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how to submit

Please read our guidelines below before submitting or you will not receive an acknowledgement email and it will not be accepted.


Submissions are currently closed.


Please only submit when our submission window is open and ensure your piece is fitting with our theme before you submit.

  • Maximum of 3 submission pieces per person

  • Maximum 80 lines (per poem) for poetry

  • Maximum 1500 words for long-form writing

  • Attach submissions as a Word/Google doc

  • Send art & photography as an attached PNG/JPG file

We do not accept work that includes bigotry, graphic sexual content, gratuitous violence, graphic bodily functions or sexual assault. 

At this time, we are unable to compensate our magazine contributors but we do offer discounts on their purchase

You retain the rights to your submitted pieces. Your creations must be your own work and you will be credited accordingly.

Please note: We prioritize submissions from POC and underrepresented communities

send all submissions to with the following info:


  • Subject Line: JADEN Submission - [YOUR NAME] - [TYPE OF SUBMISSION]

  • Body: Please include the TITLE, WORD/LINE COUNT & DESCRIPTION of your piece, along with your author/creator BIO and any other info you'd like us to know.

  • Attachments: Please ATTACH your submissions along with your email with the preferred file types stated in our guidelines.


JADEN Magazine is entirely run by Candice Daphne and very few voluntary staff writers. We're really passionate about what we create here and in order to keep this magazine alive, a donation of your choice would be really lovely! You can find the link to donate below.

We will aim to get back to you with a decision within three weeks.

We look forward to hearing from you!