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Facilitator Magazine - Submit an Article


Facilitator Magazine Editorial Calendar for 2019-2020


Dec/Jan 2020 (Pre-Conference)
Focus: Building Maintenance & Project Management
Topics: ADA, Codes & Guidelines, Fire & Life Safety, Grease Trap Pumping, Hood Cleaning, Security Systems and Slip and Fall
DUE: Friday, October 11th

Feb/Mar 2020 (Conference Issue)
Focus: Sustainability (Composting, Municipal Codes/Regulations, Recycling, Waste Management)
Topics: Capital Investment, Energy Management, HVAC, Pest Control, Remodeling/Green Building, Roofing and Technology (including IoT )
DUE: Friday, December 6th

April/May 2020 (Pre-Conference) 

Focus: Disaster Management (Planning/Recovery) & Preparing for Summer
Topics: Carpet Cleaning, Landscaping, Parking Lot (Asphalt/Concrete) Maintenance, Refrigeration, Windows/Window Treatments
DUE: Friday, February 21st 

June/July 2020 
Focus: CMMS (Work Order Flow, Repair vs. Replace, Asset Mgmt.) & Design Construction
Topics: Air Balance, Beverage Systems, Doors, Flooring, Kitchen Equipment, Painting, Training & Education for Operations
DUE: Friday, April 17th 

Questions? Contact Heather Webb at or Cindy Pater, for deadlines or questions relating to a specific issue.


Contributor/Writer's Guidelines

If you would like to submit editorial to Facilitator please read and complete the form below. Please send any additional images to  

-Facilitator magazine welcomes articles and suggestions for articles.
-Articles must be submitted on an exclusive basis.
-The Facilitator must have the first run of the article.
-The article must not be under consideration by other print or online publications.
-The organization and writing style should promote readability.
-Commercial promotion of a company or product is prohibited 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 and serve as their byline.
-The author's head shot should also accompany the article submission.
-Authors should keep a copy of all materials submitted.
As a general guideline, our preference for the word count range for a 1-2 page column is to be anywhere from 800 to 1100 words, and for a feature story to be anywhere from 1200-1800 words. Please also feel free to contribute information that would be appropriate for a sidebar treatment 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.
You can send images or artwork that you own or have licensing for to accompany your editorial contribution. We understand there are some topics that are very specific and not have relevant stock resource channels.
All photographs, illustrations, figures, tables and charts accompanying an article must be owned by the author and 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 (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 Heather Webb at, 972-805-0905 or Cindy Pater,, 469-222-9168, for deadlines or questions relating to a specific issue.
Authors should include contact information and fully complete the online form below.
I have read, understand and have abided by the guidelines above