Guidelines for Submitting an Article
The mission of the Port Ludlow Voice is to inform its readers of events and activities within the village and in close proximity to the village of Port Ludlow. We will be happy to print your special events and news items if they pertain to the village or activities that impact the village.
If you have interesting, informative, or “just plain fun-to-read” articles, send them to email@example.com. The articles we print are usually between 100 – 350 words long, not political in nature (unless we have both sides of the issue), and endeavor to be helpful to the community we serve. We do not print editorial comment.
Here are some guidelines if you would like to submit an article:
When to submit articles: between the 1st and the 8th of the month prior to the publication of the magazine.
Where to submit articles: firstname.lastname@example.org
File type: Word Document
Length of article: Articles: 150 to 200 words or less, unless permission has been granted by the editor for a longer article. Voice editors reserve the right to edit an article.
Font: Times New Roman, 14 point and bolded for headlines; 12 point for body text.
Photos: They should be sent as separate High Resolution JPG files (1 – 5 megabytes, at least 300 DPI); preferably in color, except for historical images that are usually black and white. Include a caption that briefly explains the photo and identifies all the people in the photo and the photographer. If you don’t want to list the photographer, we show “Submitted Photo” under the caption.
The Voice is an all-volunteer organization and using our guidelines makes it easier for our editors to process your requests.
Guidelines for Submitting Short Stories and Poems
The Voice is looking for short stories or poems of 1,200 words or less from Port Ludlow residents, either fiction or non-fiction. They should be complete in one issue, no serials, please. Acceptable themes are humor, culture, history, life stories, light sci-fi, and nature. Stories that are off-color, obscene, violent, racy, or offensive to the community or its residents will not be accepted. We do not print opinions of a political or religious nature or children’s stories. All stories are subject to editorial review by Voice staff members and will be published as needed or timely, at the editors’ discretion. Submissions need to follow the Voice style guidelines listed below:
- Length of Articles: 1,200 words or less.
- Font: Times New Roman. (Body text in 12 point, Title in 14 point and bolded, byline of the author in 11 point italics).
- Margins: Left and right margins are set at 1.25; top and bottom at 1.0.
- Spacing: Use a single space between a period and the beginning of the next sentence.
- Set spaces between paragraphs at 12 pt.
- Set line spacing at 1.5.
- If creating a list, use single spaces between entries.
- Justification: Justify all copy to the left including titles.
Photos should be sent as separate High Resolution JPG files (1 – 5 megabytes, at least 300 DPI); preferably in color, except for historical images that are usually black and white. Include a caption that briefly explains the photo and identifies all the people in the photo and the photographer. If you don’t want to list the photographer, we show “Submitted Photo” under the caption.
Submit short stories and poems to email@example.com.
Only short stories and poems by Port Ludlow residents will be considered.