Saturday, October 21, 2023

How to contribute to the Almanack

Hi all! Just a friendly reminder that the Almanack is open to all who wish to contribute!

The Adirondack Almanack is a public forum dedicated to promoting and discussing current events, history, arts, nature and outdoor recreation and other topics of interest to the Adirondacks and its communities

Contributors include local writers, historians, naturalists, and outdoor enthusiasts from inside and outside the Adirondack region.

If you are interested in having your organization’s news or event noticed at Adirondack Almanack, send a press release and photo following these simple steps:

Be sure your press release is complete. In at least three paragraphs describe the what, when, where, and why of your event. Always include a short paragraph describing your organization that includes a URL to your website, the location, hours, and admission fees. Spell out acronyms, include the town where you are located in.

Provide enough lead time. Send your event notices two weeks in advance. If you are sending a late announcement be sure to indicate the event date in the subject of your e-mail.

Length. We don’t have specific guidelines, but offer a recommendation to generally keep your piece to between 750 and 1,600 words. Longer pieces (more than about 1,200 words) should use subheadings. Each piece should stand on its own (no multi-part pieces please).

No Footnotes. We encourage citation in text, magazine or journalism style. Use links (in the text) to source materials when appropriate.

Include Images: Please include at least one (but up to three) photos, maps, or other illustrations, along with short description and source of the images. All images should be sent in a web format file (jpg and png are best), as an attachment to the same e-mail as your submission.

Ready To Submit? Send your submission via e-mail as an attached text document (such as Word) with your photo sources at the bottom of the text. Attach your photos (full size) to the same e-mail (please do not embed them in the text). Send them to editor@adirondackalmanack.com.

And THANKS!

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.




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