welcomes articles and suggestions for articles. Articles must be submitted on
an exclusive basis and must not be under consideration by other publications.
The organization and writing style should promote readability. Commercial
promotion of a company or product should be avoided and will be deleted. Articles
must be in Microsoft Word format and submitted electronically. A brief biographical
sketch of each author should accompany the article, in addition to a headshot
photo. Authors should keep a copy of all materials submitted.
As a general guideline, our word count
preference for a one- to two-page column is to be anywhere from 800 to 1,100
words, and for a feature story to be anywhere from 1,200-1,800 words. Please
also feel free to contribute information that would be appropriate for a
sidebar for your story or topic to be displayed in a visual fashion outside of
the text layout format. All articles will be edited for
readability, style and accuracy. Authors will not be given the opportunity to approve editor’s changes. All features
will follow Associated Press guidelines. Articles should be free of awkward constructions,
such as parentheses and passive voice. Slang, profanity, commercialism, contractions
and gender bias will be deleted. Researching online is perfectly fine, but
copying text verbatim is not acceptable. In by-lined articles, authors should
never pass someone else's words for their own. However, using bulleted lists of
facts or statistics from a notable source is fine but the source must always be
We highly recommend sending any images
or artwork to accompany your editorial contribution as there are some topics
that are very topic specific and may not be able to be found through our normal
stock resource channels. All photographs, illustrations, figures, tables and
charts accompanying an article must be identified with a description. For
photographs for a story/article please also include a photo caption relating to
the discussion/topic. Graphic materials should be submitted electronically.
Electronic images must be saved as high-resolution (300 dpi) tiff, jpeg or eps
files. When e-mailing images, please compress the files before sending as image
files tend to lose resolution or become truncated in transit (this is
especially important if you’d like to submit an eps image). We cannot use
images submitted in a Microsoft Word Document, PowerPoint presentation or pdf.
Contact Debi Kensell at firstname.lastname@example.org,
972-805-0905, or Cindy Pater, email@example.com, 469-222-9168, for deadlines
or questions relating to a specific issue.
Authors should include contact
information, such as an e-mail and phone number.
Please click here to get the Facilitator agreement. Please sign the agreement and email back to either
Debi Kensell or Cindy Pater at the email addresses above ensuring that you have read and will abide by the
Guidelines set forth. This pdf format has accessible fields where you can type
in your article name and electronic signature and we will consider that as an
Thank you for your interest and
contribution in writing for Facilitator magazine!