Please use this template for submitting your articles

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Please use this template for submitting your articles

    ?Thank you for your interest in the APLD California Chapter! Please use this template

    for submitting your articles and news items to the Chapter’s monthly newsletter.

    Here’s how:

    1) Keep your article short (200-1000 words) to increase its likelihood of being read. 2) Remember the basics of good journalism; tell your readers who, what, when, where,

    why and how.

    3) Steer clear of complex formatting. Many things don’t transfer well into the newsletter.

    [Tips for formatting your article’s content are on the next page; please read them before

    you begin.]

    4) Make sure your article is publication-ready. It needs to be proofread & spellchecked

    before submitting.

    5) Save your completed work as a Word document, and attach the file to an email

    addressed to

    6) If you have photos to accompany your article, attach those to your email as JPEG files. 7) Include a contact name, phone & email address in case we have questions.

    8) To submit event announcements, please click here for separate instructions.


My Article’s Title (in bold with appropriate capitalization):

     Title By Firstname Lastname (in italics with author’s title if appropriate):

    Start your content here. Please see the next page for formatting guidelines. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Submitted by: Your Name, Your Phone Number, Your Email Address.

Some formatting tips:

    Many text formatting effects that are possible within Word do not translate into the newsletter, and are either lost or must be recreated…a time-consuming process. We will

    appreciate you keeping your formatting as simple as possible.

    1) The newsletter is usually published in Times New Roman. If you submit text in an

    unusual font, it may or may not get published that way.

    2) Font size should mostly be 12 point. You can include larger sizes for headings or


    3) Bold, italics, and/or underscoring can be used sparingly for emphasis; these styles

    transfer to the newsletter without difficulty.

    4) Simple, left-aligned paragraphs like the first paragraph above work best. 5) Special paragraph formatting, such as margin adjustments, hanging indents, etc., don’t

    transfer well. It’s best if you don’t use these.

    6) If you need list formatting (numbered or bulleted), please indicate which paragraphs

    should become list items. Here’s an example:

    Here’s where the text of your article would be, and so forth.

    (Editor: please make the following a numbered [or bulleted] list:)

    Here’s your first point.

    Here’s your second point.

    Here’s your third point.

    (Editor: list ends here.)

    Here’s where your article picks up again.

    7) Tables are rather problematic, but can be used if absolutely necessary to convey your

    information. They should not be wider than 5” total.

    8) HTML coding imbedded in your article will most likely be lost.

    9) If you want links in your article, please don’t set them up in advance, but just let us

    know what the links should be by including that information right along with your

    content. Here’s an example:

    Here’s where the text of your article would be, and so forth. Next comes

    the sentence where you want your link. For further information, please

    visit the Jolly Green Giant web site. (Editor: please link the phrase

    “Jolly Green Giant” to Followed by more

    text for your article, and so forth.

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