Saturday, January 27, 2024

How to contribute to the Almanack

Call for writers

Want to get the word out about an event you are organizing? Or have a desire to share your writing with our Adirondack community? All are welcome to submit something.

Here are some basic guidelines:

Event notices, news announcements

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

  • In at least three paragraphs describe the what, when, where, and why of your event.Include a short paragraph describing your organization that includes a URL to your website, the location, hours, and admission fees. Spell out acronyms.
  • Include photos and a caption with the source of your image. Send images as png, or jpg.
  • 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.
  • Send to

Commentary, other submissions

Almanack writers include local authors, historians, naturalists, and outdoor enthusiasts from around the Adirondack region.

  • Length. We don’t have specific guidelines, but offer a recommendation to generally keep your piece to between 750 and 1,600 words. 
  • 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 photo, map, or other illustration, 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 to

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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.

One Response

  1. Boreas says:

    Thanks Melissa!

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