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 Submission Guidelines 

Article Standards

Formatting ​​

  • Word Count: 700 - 1300 Words

  • Use Plain Text Formats such as .DOCX .DOC .TXT ; DO NOT USE .PDF

  • Do not embed images in your document file — See Image Standards below

  • If you wish to submit an article for the feature section, the word count is 1300-1800 words submitted with a minimum of 4 photographs/illustrations with captions.

Text and Paragraph Conventions

  • Title Length: 4 - 8 Words (Title generally does not end with punctuation)

  • Do not start the article with a number

  • No bulleted lists

  • Do not write in ALL CAPS (this includes titles)

  • Poem Max Length: Approx. 25 lines

Image Standards

Image Sizes​

  • Image Print Size: 7 x 5 inches (approximately 1000 x 600 px, @ 150 DPI)

  • Full Page: 11 x 17 inches (1280 px x 2200 px)

  • Quality (Resolution): 300 DPI

Note: Images smaller than 300px (approximately 3.5 inches) are too small and will not be accepted.

Image File Standards​

  • Format: .JPG or .PNG 

  • File Name: Article name followed by the caption ending with the photographers name​​

    • Article Name Caption Photo Credit: Jane Doe.jpg​

  • Copyrights should be respected and work should be properly cited.

If a submission does not meet these standards, the creator may be asked to revise and resubmit. 

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